2013 Audi A1 Review | Expert and user reviews | carwow.co.uk

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The critics are with the car’s class build quality, along its tidy handling and grown-up However, the A1 isn’t the best car in its and it certainly isn’t the cheapest.

Just like every Audi on sale, the A1’s is beautifully built, it looks and is one of the best in any small car. decent adjustability in the drivers and steering wheel, and there’s a amount of room up front.

However passengers in the back may a bit cramped, with limited and leg room, plus there are two seats in the back. That said, the boot is bigger in almost any other small

Quality is excellent throughout, many similar parts that are in the big A4 and A6 cars.


to a low weight and a short wheelbase, the A1 is one of the entertaining Audis currently on – critics like the steering and the darty front However, though the gap isn’t as as you might believe, most reckon that cars as the MINI are more fun to drive.

The A1 start to redeem itself its impressive overall refinement the ride may be on the firm side, on the super stiff S-Line but it’s still comfortable on most surfaces, and noise is suppressed at higher speeds. all-round is also good, so easy to manoeuvre and park.

Critics say the stop/start system, cuts the engine off when works well and isn’t


There’s a broad of impressive engines on offer in the A1, from a 1.2 turbo petrol up to a top-of-the-range 2.0 diesel.

Most of the are impressed with the petrol especially the peachy 1.4 – the smaller 1.2 engine feels a bit at times, the 1.4 has a fair bit of poke the rev range yet returns decent economy and suits the car’s quite nicely.

However, for the running costs, you’ll to have a look at the diesels. not as zesty or as eager as the petrol but they’ve still got enough go to be and return very impressive mpg The super-economical 1.6 TDI is a bit slow, but offers low running costs.

If you want an automatic gearbox you’ll need to go for one of the 1.4 TFSI only manual gearboxes are on the 1.2 TFSI and 1.6 TDI.

A super-quick edition version, called the A1 Quattro. went on sale in

Value for money

Compared some other rivals, the A1 can look quite expensive. the phenomenal build quality and the badge do go some way to justifying the and there’s a decent amount of kit comes as standard. However, an Audi, there are plenty of options that can turn the A1 a very pricey car indeed.

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Running costs, though, be fairly low, thanks to the range of engines. Also, to the car’s desirability, it’s to hold its value quite

There’s a really good 5 year servicing package a must.

Standard equipment is generous for all models. The base SE A1s with air-con, 15 wheels and connections. The next level is the which gives sportier Bluetooth and 16 wheels.

Then the S-Line trim, with 17 a subtle bodykit, sportier and part leather seats.

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SE, Sport and S-Line trims all different suspension, with levels of firmness and also wheel sizes (15 for the SE, 16 for Sport and 17 for If you’re not after a sporty then go for the more comfortable SE Quite a few testers reckon the and S-Line grades are a bit too hard and on rougher surfaces, so we’d the normal SE trim if handling and aren’t a major concern to

If you’re interested in the A1 but think not practical, then there’s the A1 Sportback model. For a slight increase, you get two extra doors, an so slightly bigger cabin and the for three seats over the A1’s two seats.


the Audi A1 is a capable supermini plenty of things going for it. The quality is superb, there’s a range of engines and it’s refined for such a dinky car. However, it is one of the more cars in its class, and there are capable cars in the market for less money.

That said, the A1 is still a desirable and good all-rounder, and is easy to

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