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 Advice published Tuesday said the high cost and difficulty of getting the previous S1 in production meant the chances of a successor were slim. He also mentioned that the current focus on other areas of development, such as electrification and self-driving technology, meant it was now even more...
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...Nelson Ireson
2010 Paris Auto Show Preview: Audi Planning 2011 S1, 2012 S7 Unveiling?
Every other year the Paris auto show packs in some of the world's most impressive concepts and new model debuts, and this year is shaping up to be no different, despite the tepid climate in the global market. Audi in particular is expected to have some hot concepts on display, with the latest...Nelson Ireson
Report: Audi Planning Four A1 Variants But None For U.S.
The minicar segment is about to explode, with new models planned from most of the major automakers including, for the first time, premium labels such as Audi. While most are heading down the budget road Audi will be launching an upmarket model to tackle the likes of the MINI, Fiat 500...Viknesh Vijayenthiran
More Details On U.S.-bound Audi A1 Mini-car
We've known since at least September--when the A1 and A8 skipped the Frankfurt Auto Show--that Audi is considering the A1 compact for the United States. A recent report out of Germany even says the car may do without all-wheel drive throughout the lineup to save on weight and production costs...Nelson Ireson