2019 Audi A1 Ditches Its Camouflage for Spy Photographers

The 2019 Audi A1 is going through its final stages of testing in Europe.

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The Audi RS1 is Yet Another Hot Hatch Not Heading to the US

After years of rumors and speculation, the Audi RS1 has reportedly been approved.

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Audi Unveils Fancy Anti-Allergen Air Conditioning System

Audi has announced its own version of an advanced air conditioning filter, similar to  Tesla’s Bioweapon Defense Mode.

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Audi Considering Q9 Flagship SUV

German luxury automaker Audi will likely launch a new flagship SUV, though the four-ring brand has no plans to expand its lineup in the opposite direction below its tiny A1.

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Audi A2 Aims Cross Hairs at Nissan Juke

The small crossover market isn’t very well explored yet, which makes it ripe for picking. Nissan already caught on to this with the Juke, but it seems Audi is smelling blood in the water too.

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Audi to Bring All-Electric A3 to U.S.

Audi is bringing an all-electric A3 to the U.S. Exciting as that may be, only 17 of them will make their way across the ocean.

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Audi A1 Convertible to Get Fiat 500C Style Roof

America might not be blessed with the current-generation Audi A1 anytime soon, but Europeans may be getting a convertible variant with a retractable roof.

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Audi A1 Quattro is an S1 Without the Name

Audi has dropped a nice surprise, releasing details and photos of a limited edition A1 quattro set to go on sale beginning in the second half of 2012. Only 333 units of the hot hatch will be produced and of course, North America will never even get close to sniffing it.

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One-Off Audi A1 Samurai Blue Celebrates Japan's Soccer Teams: 2011 Tokyo Motor Show

A unique Audi A1 got shown off at the Tokyo Motor Show today, garnering not only the attention of the media but also that of the locals. At first glance the Samurai Blue Audi A1 just looks like a car that can’t make up its mind as to what color it wants to be, but to the Japanese it sports the look of their national soccer team.

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Audi A1 Sportback Offers Five Doors Of Fun: Tokyo Motor Show Preview

Even though this generation’s Audi A1 won’t be making it to North America, Audi has admitted that they’re considering launching the next-generation to us Americans. Nonetheless we have another variation to maybe look forward to, a five-door Sportback version of the Audi A1.

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Audi A1 E-tron Wins Silvretta Electric Car Rally

Audi has once again won the Silvretta Electric Car Rally in Austria’s Montafon region. Last year, the R8 e-tron won the competition, and this year, a Q5 also competed finishing sixth place out of 32 vehicles.

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Mazda Continuing to Develop Rotary Engine, Possible Audi Partnership in the Works

Rotaries may seem like a thing of the past these days, especially with Mazda preparing to retire the RX-8. But the Wankel-powered sports car won’t be the last Mazda to get the odd powerplant, thanks in part to a recent breakthrough.

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Senner Tuning Beefs Up Audi A1, We Want One

Oh Audi A1, where art thou? While we Americans sit around and wait for the second generation A1 to launch, the fortunate ones in Europe are already getting their hands quite dirty with the MINI competitor. Senner Tuning has been fast out of the gate with their version and we’re just fuming with jealousy that we can’t get our hands on one ourselves.

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Justin Timberlake and Audi A1 Team Up in 'The Next Big Thing'

Justin Timberlake as an IT specialist: worst idea ever? Audi apparently doesn’t feel the same way we do. We feel that nothing can come close to BMW’s The Hire series of Internet films, the other German luxury car maker seems to think that putting an ex-N’Sync member behind the wheel of an A1 to “save a life” will sell more cars. The series is called The Next Big Thing.

Alrighty then…

Here’s the synopsis, straight from Audi:

“Justin Timberlake is John Frank, a straight-laced IT specialist. He meets the mysterious Toni, played by Dania Ramirez. John can save her life. More is revealed in steps – that’s the idea. The tension builds until the finale – the final episode. There’s never a dull moment between episodes on the Internet, either. Interactive elements provide secrets, details and background about each episode: users get to know the characters, see the film from unusual perspectives, and flashbacks fill in the plot.”

Right. If you’re so inclined, you can view each episode here. And the reasoning behind the films?

“The timing for the film was not chosen at random, as you will be able to order the A1 soon,” said Peter Schwarzenbauer, Audi Board Member for Marketing and Sales. “The film is action-packed and entertaining, perfectly suited to the young target group of our A1. At the same time the movie provides kind of a virtual test drive: it shows skillful handling, technical refinement and presents the self-assured design of the A1.”

It could be worse: they could try and promote the car using an iPhone app. Oh. Wait. That totally happened. My bad.

See part 1 of 6 after the jump. And just a reminder, you can’t buy an A1 if you live in North America – because we’re not getting it.

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Beat Driver Audi A1 IPhone App Lets You Drive Through a Musical World

In the interest of fairness, we do think it’s incredibly difficult to market a new car. After all, how are you supposed to get attention from prospective buyers — especially when your latest city car is geared toward the youngest demographic possible?

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