2011 Audi A1 – First Drive Review – Car Reviews – Car and Driver

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But does it back up this with what#x2019;s under the The A1 offers a choice of four four-bangers: two diesel and two gasoline The two variations of the 1.6-liter TDI, make 90 hp and 105 hp, pull the A1 forward some authority and both get 60 mpg in the European cycle.

Petrolheads get a choice of a 1.2-liter, engine producing 85 hp and a 1.4-liter turning out 122 hp. Neither of these can muster enough power to the car forward with much and we actually found the weaker to be more convincing. It offers diesel-like torque at low and medium rpm but is responsive and smoother.

The 1.4 offers little meaningful oomph.

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We sampled the 1.2 TFSI the slick five-speed manual and the 1.4 TFSI with its optional dual-clutch box that delivers shifts but none of the throttle and general aural delight Audi engineers bake the TTS and S4. That said, the two gasoline-powered A1 despite their lack of are fun to drive and serve up a sense of and precision.

This feeling of control is by the A1#x2019;s excellent chassis The electric power steering a full hydraulic system perfection and is very direct, Its aggressive ratio is complemented by #x201C;electronic limited-slip differential,#x201D; uses the stability-control system to wheels in order to generate turn-in.

It#x2019;s Audi#x2019;s version of the XDS system, and it comes on every A1, not on top-of-the-line models, like at VW. The A1 is up to the limit, at which point the ESP kicks in briefly if noticeably. a friendly warning that backside was just saved, but it sanction you by taking off more than necessary.

There are two setups. We like the standard and the sport suspension is even in control and sharpness. Even so, it beat you up.

If you want to max out your credit you can load up the A1 with extras of in this vehicle class. We mentioned the LED and xenon lighting there are also a panoramic keyless entry, a selection of wheels, and some impressive options. The A1#x2019;s top system is Bose and includes a 465-watt system with 13 speakers a subwoofer.

Audi has shoved the system into the dashboard, with a 6.5-inch color voice activation, and a 20-GB drive for music storage. The of integration is far superior to that of other cars in any vehicle There#x2019;s one extra we#x2019;d for: the Polo GTI#x2019;s and supercharged 180-hp, 1.4-liter

One of the worst-kept secrets in Ingolstadt is the arrival of an S1 with this powerplant.

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