Sadly, with the A1 range not coming to the U.S., at least in this generation, we won’t be seeing this S1 on local soil. That’s a shame because it looks like it would be a bundle of fun on your favorite stretch of road or race track.
The car is available in three- and five-door bodystyles, the latter referred to as a Sportback, and it derives its power from a 2.0-liter turbo four mated with a standard quattro all-wheel-drive system. Peak output registers at 231 horsepower and 272 pound-feet of torque, which Audi says will rocket the car to 62 mph in 5.8 seconds (5.9 seconds for the S1 Sportback).
Note, a version of this drivetrain is destined to appear in a new Volkswagen Polo R hot hatch, another sporty subcompact that we won’t be getting here in the U.S... One can always dream, right?