The new word is that the A1 is aiming to deliver a "MINI-like" experience, which, as expected, puts the A1 plainly in competition with BMW's small offering. Accordingly, that means pricing and performance targets will aim squarely at the MINI as well, which could further explain the rumored choice to eschew available quattro all-wheel drive.Even the higher-performance models would retain the front-wheel-drive layout, in part due to the A1 sharing much of its underpinnings with the front-driven Volkswagen Polo. With a high-end dealership experience, an affordable car and enough performance and marketing cachet, the A1 may just hit a niche for Audi--even without all-wheel drive.
Audi will be pegging prices of the A1 close to the Mini, an inside source has revealed.The upmarket supermini, due to go on sale at the end of 2010, is likely to start at around £13,000 for the base three-door model, although the bulk of the range will retail between £15,000 to £20,000.Audi A1 Sportback and Audi Metro Project quattro picsThe new A1 is set to share a lot of mechanicals with the recently launched VW Polo. Exact details are scarce, but it’s likely to be powered by a range of existing VW group engines and some newly developed motors.The petrol model range begins with an 86bhp, 1.2-litre petrol engine, with a turbo version offering 104bhp. Further up there will be a naturally aspirated 1.4-litre petrol with 122bhp and a high-performance, turbocharged version of the same unit that puts out 170bhp.Diesel engines are likely to be a 1.6-litre common-rail injection unit in three states of tune: 75bhp, 90bhp and 105bhp.Audi sources say that the company is keen to offer A1 buyers a similar ownership experience to that of the Mini. That’s likely to include a wide range of options to personalise your car and the company is planning a all-in service package, designed to give a fixed ownership cost over three or five years.
The S1 will be the flagship of the A1 range and will come packing 200 horsepower and quattro all-wheel drive as standard. Power will come from a supercharged and turbocharged 1.4-liter TFSI engine, and torque will be rated at around 221 pound-feet. Complete with a 7-speed S-tronic dual-clutch gearbox, the new S1 should sprint from 0-60 mph in less than six seconds and reach an electronically controlled top speed of 155 mph.Other key attributes of the S1 will be a stiffened suspension set-up with magnetic dampers, a 40:60 front-to-rear torque split, and programmable gearbox with different drive options for either comfort or sport.
Tuossahan tuo nyt on ihan oikeana ei mikään phptoshoppi, siis auto. Miten tuota nyt kauniisti sanoisi, audit muistuttavat kyllä nokastaan ihan liikaa toisiaan.
Bayerin mieheltä kovaa puhetta. Se täällä vihollislinjojen sisällä sallittakoon.En sanoisi että muotoilu on tylsää,autot vaan muistuttavat liikaa toisiaan. Onkohan kyseessä jokin hölmö trendi, bemarin uusi viitonen ja kolmonen ovat edestä kuin kaksi marjaa.
A5 ja A4 ovat ilmeeltään itsevarman häijynnäköisiä ja A3 & A6 taas noita lampaan näköisiä.
Sit kun viel sanot, mitkä ne noista on
LainausSit kun viel sanot, mitkä ne noista onbemarimies härnää....perhanano, laipatta samanlainen kuvakollaasi bempuista, katellaan sitten mikä on mikä bemppu.
Audi A1 'will attract new buyers'13 January 2010Audi hopes its new A1 will introduce new customers to the brand, which it will then attempt to retain as Audi customers. The car is aimed at 25-35 year olds who may not have considered an Audi before. “We’re confident that we’ll be able to delight these customers with the new A1, said Audis sales and marking boss Peter Schwarzenbauer, “so that they will stay with the Audi brand and will later want to drive our larger models.”Audi said the A1 will be available with technology from its larger models, including the A8. This will include fuel-saving technology such as stop-start and brake energy recuperation, along with what the firm describes as “infotainment items… otherwise only found in luxury class models.”The firm hopes to sell 80,000 A1s in the car’s first full year of production, which will be 2011. Schwarzenbauer said that what Audi terms the sub-compact segment is predicted to grow by 30 per cent in Germany alone by 2015. The A1 will be revealed at the beginning of February, and launched at the Geneva motor show in March.
The car is aimed at 25-35 year olds who may not have considered an Audi before.
Audi has released a tiny bit more information about the upcoming Audi A1 with this teaser picture of the car’s LED running lights.Audi says that the running lights serve as eyes, allowing car designers to add emotions to the front of a car. In the case of the A1, that means swoopy lines meant to recall eagle wings that interact with the headlights and turn signals. Audi says this gives the A1 an air of “decisiveness and concentration.” We say it just looks cool.We’ll see the full A1 at the Geneva auto show in March, although it’s still not clear whether the little guy will be offered here. LED running lights are already available on all Audi models; the R8 supercar and A8 luxo-sedan can even be ordered with full-LED headlights.Related posts:
We knew Audi had its eyes on the Mini with the imminent arrival of the A1 premium hatchback, but we didn't know just how closely they'd be following (or besting) the formula until Audi released a few more details on its new compact hatch.According to the project's exterior designer Jurgen Loffler, the Audi A1 - earmarked for release next month ahead of its anticipated Geneva Motor Show debut - will be available in "a variety of colors, regardless of the body color of the car." Now that's taking the fight to the Mini, which can be ordered with a roof painted white, black, or the same color as the body, not to mention the host of roof graphics the Cooper available.
Not even here yet, but already snagged away an award: the upcoming Audi A1 has been awarded "most exciting car in 2010". And we do agree!The Audi A1 has won the Reader Award for the most exciting new car of 2010 at the What Car? awards.Whatcar.com readers voted in their thousands in our online poll, and it was Audi's premium small car that came out on top, fighting off a stiff challenge from the likes of Jaguar's new XJ executive car and Honda's sporty petrol hybrid, the CR-Z.
hinnat saksassa:bensa 17000 EUR ja diesel 18000 EURsiitä sitten laskemaan suomi hintoja !