During the recent Paris Auto Show, Volkswagen Group not only confirmed that the company was preparing a new all-wheel drive PQ25 platform that will be used for the future Audi S1, but they also stated that the use of this new platform could extend to two future models: a possible Polo R and a CrossPolo.

The Audi S1 needed this all-wheel drive platform to become a proper model, but engineering costs needed to produce it cause Volkswagen to get a little jumpy at the thought. The final push for the decision came when they realized they could develop the Polo R with the same platform. The Polo R gets a chance and Volkswagen’s money is well spent. Sounds like a good compromise to us.

It was already rumored that the next Audi S1 would be offered with a 270 HP engine and Quattro system. 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.


Source: Autocar

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  (808) posted on 11.25.2010

I actually like the SX4, although I find the little window up front ruins an otherwise good looking car... If only the SX4t was released...

  (544) posted on 11.15.2010

From what I’ve read recently the A1 should look different to this concept car. While I generally like Audi design, this car looked a bit awkward to me

  (518) posted on 10.15.2010

We’ll get the Golf R, yes, for sure. But we won’t be getting the R32 again. R32 Golf R. Golf R is equipped with the TT-S power plant (blown 2.0T), R32 has a 3.2L VR6 (hence the obvious naming convention). VW won’t be bringing over another 3.2L VR6 motivated hot hatch, thus we won’t be getting another "R32".

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