The Audi A1 shares a platform with the Volkswagen Polo mentioned earlier. The A1, features a few more items that the usual subcompact wouldn’t have. Things like rain-sensing wipers are welcome luxuries, meaning that just because a car is small, doesn’t mean it can’t have high-tech amenities.
Under the hood lies either a 1.4-liter 120-hp engine, or 1.2-liter engine which makes 85-hp. Both are fairly efficient too netting at least 50 mpg in the European fuel cycles.
For those who crave a little bit extra, a special A1 quattro is an option. The quattro uses a 2.0-liter engine that makes 252-hp, and delivers that power to the car’s four-wheels.