Audi 1.4TFSI Teases Us With Hot Hatch Goodness [Paris 2010]

In the long line of hot hatchbacks we wont get comes another enticing product, the Audi A1 1.4TFSI. Based on the more accesible Volkswgaen Polo GTI, the A1 gets the same 1.4TFSI twincharged engine and DSG gearbox, in a much more upscale package.

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Audi Ditched S1 Moniker Due To Lack Of AWD

The Audi A1 1.4TFSI has stolen our hearts and left us wanting more, specifically a hotter version under the S1 label. If you’re like us, we have some bittersweet news for you.

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Audi A1 1.4TFSI Revealed Ahead Of Paris Auto Show

Audi‘s long-rumored S1 hot hatch will not be coming to Paris. Instead, Audi has elected to take the guts of what likely would have been an S1, and package it in a more discrete wrapper, creating the Audi A1 1.4TFSI in its place.

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Audi S1 To Debut At Paris Auto Show With 1.4L Twincharged Engine

Audi‘s S1 hot hatch will make its debut at the Paris Auto Show, but forget about being able to buy it stateside. As we previously reported, the A1 range will not be coming here until 2014, when the car is due for a re-design.

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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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Audi To Expand Sales Of A1, USA Must Wait For Second Generation

Audi‘s diminutive A1 compact hatchback is proving to be such a hot product that the company has decided to sell the car “at short notice” in markets such as Asia.

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Report: Audi Working On Q1 Crossover

Audi is reportedly hard at work with their new Q1 crossover, to compete with the BMW X1. With a higher ground clearance, as well as a more muscular appearance and a possible 5-door layout.

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World's Most Expensive Audi A1 Sells For $525,000

BMW is well known for its long history with art cars, but Audi’s A1 art car seems to be mounting a serious challenge. Designed by Damien Hirst ( famous for putting a dead shark in a tank of formaldehyde and selling it for millions), the A1 features a special “spin paint” treatment by Hirst. Although the price is steep, all the proceeds will go to benefit the Elton John AIDS foundation.

The A1 is expected to be released later this year, with prices starting well below $525,000.

Get more Audi A1 news and info at AudiA1Forum.com

[Source: Audi]

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Audi A1 Will Not Get Electric Variant, Will Get S1
Seond-Gen Audi A1 to Be Sold in North America Says Audi Boss

Audi execs have repeatedly said that the A1 mini-car will not be sold in the U.S. But now Audi boss Rupert Stadler has confirmed that it will be sold here, but not any time soon. According to a report by Car & Driver, Audi is planning to sell its second-generation of the MINI competitor in North America.

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Audi S1, RS1 Could Use 2.0T Engine, Feature AWD

Audi is certain to develop a high-performance version of its new A1 model in a bid to compete with the JCW-tuned MINI Cooper. So with production all but confirmed, the only questions remaining are: what engine will it have and will it be AWD?

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Audi Stunt Drivers Roll A1 During Demonstration

A stunt driving demo went all wrong for Audi, as professional drivers ended up rolling one of their new A1 subcompact hatches during a demonstration in Brussels.

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Volkswagen Confirms Audi S1, Jetta R

Volkswagen confirmed today that an Audi S1 and a Jetta R are in the pipeline, but quashed rumors of an upcoming Polo R model. In an interview with drive.com.au, Dr. Ernst Linder, responsible for developing the Polo GTI, said that an Audi S1 would be offered with the familiar 1.4L twincharge unit and 7-speed DSG used in the Polo GTI. The S1 will also be front-drive, despite Audi’s legacy of using the quattro all-wheel-drive system.

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Audi A1 a Hit in Europe, Still Not Coming to North America

Despite an even better than expected reception in Europe, Audi still has no plans to bring its A1 subcompact model to North America. Initial production for Europe was scheduled to be 50,000 units, but Audi may look at upping that number thanks to overwhelming demand.

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Audi Showing Seven Custom A1 Models at Worthersee GTI Meet

At the annual “Wörthersee Tour” GTI meet in Austria, Audi is aiming to make an impression with VW owners by showcasing seven custom versions of its new A1 model. Along with six “tuner” models is an Amalfi White A1 featuring Audi’s new Competition Kits. The A1 “competition kit legends interior plus” model not only features the “competition kit Aerodynamic” with a complete aero kit and sport exhaust tips, but also includes an optional rear spoiler and “competition kit legends interior plus” with a rally-inspired exterior decal theme and interior trim items. Also available are the 18×7.5-inch wheels. In fact, customers can order their A1 exactly as shown above.

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