Audi A1

  • 2020 Audi A1 Allroad spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Audi last June unveiled the second generation of its A1 subcompact sold overseas. Now we have spy shots of what looks to be a new Allroad version. Audi applies its Allroad label to standard models featuring a raised ride height and underbody protection. Referred to as soft-roaders, the Allroad portfolio currently consists of the A4 Allroad we get in the United States as well as an A6 Allroad sold overseas. Soon we'll be able to add an A1 Allroad to the list. The model should tide things over until Audi gets around to launching a Q1 crossover in the subcompact segment. Clear signs that we're...

  • 2019 Audi A1 Sportback
    Audi S1 reportedly not up for renewal

    Audi in June unveiled the second generation of its A1 subcompact for overseas markets. Unfortunately, a sporty version to succeed its predecessor's S1 model is “not foreseen” on the current platform. That's according to Audi spokesman Peter Oberndorfer, who in an interview with Car...

  • 2019 Audi A1 Sportback
    Second-generation Audi A1 Sportback debuts

    How do you angry up a compact car designed to prosper in an urban environment? If you're Audi, the answer is simple. Apply your current design language, which is filled with creases and vents, on top of a new A1 Sportback. Voila! Instant eye-catching city commuter car. The second-generation A1...

  • 2019 Audi A1 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 Audi A1 spy shots and video

    Engineers from Audi are out testing prototypes for a new generation of the A1 subcompact hatchback. The current A1 debuted in 2010 and sadly was never offered in the United States. We’re afraid there’s also little chance we’ll see the redesigned model as Audi has ruled out...

  • This is an Audi S1 on tracks
    This is an Audi S1 on tracks and it looks like fantastic fun

    When Audi decided to take its diminutive A1, it probably figured that an S variant would soon follow. The automaker probably never considered, however, that someone would buy an S1 and stuff a set of tracks in the wheel wells. Someone did, and all we can say is that we want to give it a go...

  • 2014 Audi A1
    First details on next-gen Audi A1 due in 2018

    Volkswagen is working on a new generation of its Polo subcompact, which like its predecessor will spawn an Audi-badged version dubbed the A1. Although the idea of a premium subcompact may seem strange here, they’re all the rage in Europe where fuel prices are higher and cities more congested...

  • 2014 Audi A1 Sportback

    Anyone in the U.S. hoping for Audi to eventually bring over its A1 subcompact range is going to be disappointed, as the automaker has ruled out bringing over anything smaller than the A3 compact. This means we’re also going to miss out on the new Q1 subcompact crossover that’s currently in the works and due for a reveal in 2016. The information was revealed by Audi sales and marketing chief Luca de Meo during a recent interview with Ward’s Auto. “You won’t see us go downmarket more,” de Meo said. “You’ll see us go upmarket more—we’re...

  • 2014 Audi A1
    Audi Introduces Three-Cylinder Engines With 2014 A1: Forbidden Fruit

    Audi’s smallest car, the A1 subcompact, has been on sale overseas since its launch back in 2010. It’s now received a mid-cycle update, which not only includes some changes to the styling but also the launch of the sporty S1 variant that we saw back at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show. The...

  • Audi S1
    2014 Audi S1 Revealed: Geneva Motor Show Live Photos

    Audi’s A1 subcompact sold overseas has just received a mid-cycle update, and as part of that update the range has been expanded with a sporty new S1 variant. Audi hasn’t revealed the full details on its updates to the regular A1 but the automaker has revealed the S1, which will be...

  • 2014 Audi S1 Sportback
    2014 Audi S1 Featured In New Promo Videos

    One of Audi’s main features for next month’s 2014 Geneva Motor Show will be this sporty new S1, which is based on its A1 hatchback sold overseas. The car is one of the only premium models in the sporty subcompact segment, with its only main rival being the MINI John Cooper Works. Sadly...

  • Teaser for new Audi model set for world premiere at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show
    Audi Teases World Premiere, Most Likely The S1: Video

    Audi has released the second video in a series teasing a new model the automaker is planning to unveil at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show in early March. While many were predicting the model to be the redesigned 2015 TT sports car, which is tipped for a debut at the upcoming Swiss show, the latest...

  • 2014 Audi S1 spy shots
    2014 Audi S1 Spy Shots

    Prototypes for Audi’s S1 have been testing for the past four years, which is an unusually long schedule for a vehicle that’s essentially a hotter version of a model already on sale. However, there’s a very good reason why we’re yet to see Audi introduce its S1; the automaker...

  • Audi R18-inspired A1 - 2013 Wörthersee Tour

    Audi’s A1 and R18 couldn’t be more different, though for this week’s 2013 Wörthersee Tour the brand with the four rings revealed an A1 hatch that was inspired by the highly successful R18 race car. The R18 is the most extreme vehicle produced by Audi, and in its latest e-tron quattro trim has proven unbeatable on the race track. The A1, meanwhile, is one of Audi’s least potent models and, as far as we’re aware, doesn’t compete in any forms of motorsport. That hasn’t stopped Audi from linking the two. The R18-inspired A1 at the Wörthersee...

  • 2014 Audi S1 spy shots
    Audi To Build S1, But No RS1: Report

    Audi’s A1 hatchback is a genuine hit for the brand in Europe, though those of us on this side of the Atlantic are deprived of its diminutive goodness. Shortly after the car’s 2010 launch, rumors of a faster S1 (or even RS1) version started flying, supported by the occasional spy shot...

  • Audi A1 Quattro snow drifting video
    Audi Explains The Appeal Of Its A1 Quattro Hot Hatch: Video

    Audi’s A1 hatchback is still no closer to a U.S. launch, though that may change with the arrival of the second generation of the car. But at least we can still dream, and, thanks to Audi, we don’t even have to use our imaginations. The latest video from the brand with the four rings...

  • Audi A1 e-tron Dual-Mode Hybrid
    Audi To Get Its Own 200-Plus MPG City Car: Report

    We know Volkswagen will be launching a production version of its 235-mpg XL1 concept car. In fact, we’ve already seen prototypes of the car testing around Europe and expect a debut sometime next year. Audi also wants a car capable of returning more than 200 miles to the gallon, but instead of...

  • Audi A1 e-tron Dual-Mode Hybrid
    Audi Updates A1 e-tron With New Dual-Mode Hybrid System

    Following a successful trial of A1 e-tron prototypes on the streets of Munich, Germany, Audi is now moving onto the next stage of its electrified vehicle research with the announcement today of a new trial using an updated version of the A1 e-tron. The latest version does away with the previous...

  • 2012 Audi A1 Sportback amplified
    Audi A1 Gets Sporty ‘amplified’ Upgrades

    While the Audi A1 isn’t sold in the U.S., new upgrades for the car overseas may hint at some new trim options to be offered on some of the Audi’s other models, including ones sold here. The new upgrades are designed to add a sportier touch to the A1 premium hatch and carry an...

  • Audi A1 Quattro snow drifting video

    Following last week’s enticing Audi RS5 desert run video, the brand with the four rings has released a new video, this time with another high-performance vehicle from its quattro division drifting in the snow. The vehicle is the limited edition A1 quattro, which is being built in a limited run of just 333 units and all of them destined for sale outside the U.S. Nevertheless, the car is one of the most exciting new models of 2012 and seeing it here speeding through the snow reminds us exactly why. As its name suggests, the A1 quattro sports all-wheel drive and gets its power from a...

  • Audi A1 Sportback
    Audi A1 Cabrio To Feature 500C-Style Roll-Back Roof: Report

    Although a traditional A1 cabriolet has proven too costly to build, Audi appears to be developing a retractable roof version instead.

  • 2011 Audi A1 clubsport quattro Concept
    Audi A1 clubsport quattro Concept Hints At Possible RS 1

    Though we’ve been talking about an RS1 high-performance minicar from Audi for more than year now, the strongest indication yet that we might one day see such a car came from the unveiling of the Audi A1 clubsport quattro Concept at this week’s Wörthersee Tour 2011 in Austria...

  • Audi A1 1.4 TFSI live photos
    Audi A1 Quattro Talk Revives In Detroit

    Last October the Web was buzzing with talk of a quattro all-wheel-drive version of the Audi A1. With the 2011 Detroit Auto Show winding down today, talk of the quattro A1 has resurfaced, and with it, our hopes for a proper S1. The lack of quattro was a major factor in not giving the A1 1.4 TFSI the...

  • Audi A1 1.4 TFSI live photos
    Report: True Quattro Audi S1, AWD VW Polo R Could Be In The Works

    The unveiling of the Audi A1 1.4 TFSI left some a bit disappointed, despite its 185-horsepower output and sportier styling. We wanted an S1, and we got a front-wheel-drive hot hatch instead. But that may yet change, according to the latest reports. The PQ25 platform that underpins the Audi A1 and...

  • Justin Timberlake in a video campaign for the Audi A1
    SAT Prep: Mark Wahlberg Is To The MINI Cooper As Justin Timberlake Is To The...?

    Justin Timberlake has led a charmed life. He started his career on The New Mickey Mouse Club, where he sang, danced, and generally acted a foo' alongside poptartlets like Brit-Brit and Xtina. Then came 'N SYNC and enough earnings to buy the state of Idaho, including its stock of potatoes. That was...

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