Audi announced a few days ago that there would be no S1 version for the current Audi A1, but that they would instead be coming out with the A1 1.4 TFSI. This a modified version of the A1 that produces 185hp and is not to be confused with the non-existent S1. Well, all of this isn’t entirely true. Audi, in addition to the A1 1.4 TFSI, will indeed bring a more powerful version of the A1. However, there is no name for it just yet. What is known about the car at this point in time is that it will come with a turbocharged engine producing 270 HP and will carry an all-wheel drive system.

Under the hood Audi will place the same 2.0 TFSI engine found in the Golf R. The S1 will also get a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and will come with a lowered suspension and a set of special edition 17-inch wheels. The 0 to 60 MPH sprint will be made in 6 seconds, while top speed will be limited to the German gentleman’s agreement of 155 MPH.

The future model is expected to make its world debut next year at the Frankfurt Motor Show.


Source: Auto Motor Sport

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  (515) posted on 11.8.2010

Well I hope this car will be loud. I mean LOUD, deep rumbling exhaust note and with some loud turbo whine. Please make this car totally ridiculous.

  (221) posted on 11.5.2010

In back side, Jetta is just a copy of Audi A5, and in front side, a copy of VW Polo. Nothing spectacular.

  (798) posted on 11.4.2010

This car was turning out to be great. 200bhp, 4wd pocket rocket, then I read the price. £25k?

  (386) posted on 10.28.2010

That car would make ricers pee their oil pans at a stop light.

  (129) posted on 10.11.2010

love to see a Ur Quattro, and with the 5 cylinder in the TT RS it’s time for someone to do a transplant.

  (461) posted on 10.3.2010

This car looks so menacing, a little boy racer but I love it. Too bad it probably won’t reach production.

  (1211) posted on 10.1.2010

The URQ was not a flop. While it was only sold in the US from 1983-86, it lived on until 1991 in other markets, and had a devout following. It ended up with the 20-valve 2.2-liter turbo engine and was good for 143 mph top end.

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