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Paris Envy: Audi A1 1.4 TFSI

 



This mean little bugger should be making you angry. Angrier than its face looks. Why? It isn't coming to the U.S.

You might not be heartbroken right now. It is a tiny Audi without the famed quattro all-wheel drive, so who cares? 

This Audi A1 TFSI is capable of an estimated 39.8 miles per gallon. With figures like that, you are probably expecting an engine that is well below 2 liters and makes well below 150 horsepower. The part about the engine being below 2 liters is correct, as this only has a 1.4-liter four-cylinder engine driving the front wheels. 


But, it does zero to sixty miles an hour in 6.9 seconds. 

Aaaah! So that is why we are jealous. This turbo- and supercharged engine makes a whopping 185 horsepower. Most of its torque comes in at 1,500 rpm. Combine that with fuel economy that would make a Honda Fit worried and you have a spicy little recipe.

There are rumors floating around that the second-generation A1 will be coming to the U.S. If we get the 1.4 TFSI, then that MINI Cooper S you've been dreaming of getting after paying off your student loans is looking at some serious competition.

[Motor Authority]

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