Audi UK said that £41,020 OTR is the price for the limited edition 256PS A1 quattro. Audi would only build 19 left-hand-drive units intended for the UK. Order books officially open in early March. There are already deposits seen at the UK Audi Centres for the broad majority of these excellent high performance subcompacts, which don’t just come with quattro all-wheel-drive, a bigger capacity 2.0-litre TFSI petrol engine and rally-inspired styling. It also gets an all-encompassing specification including equipment upgrades to the value of more than £11,000. Over 600 components were either reworked or replaced in creating the A1 quattro.
But the engine is the most prominent. The turbocharged and directly injected 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit has been adopted from the TTS. It has a specially tuned 256PS output at 6,000rpm, and it has a 350Nm torque peak between 2,500 and 4,500rpm. As a result, the A1 quattro could accelerate from a standstill to 62mph in 5.7 seconds and could reach a top speed of 152mph.
However, it returns up to 32.8mpg according to the combined cycle test. Its power is sent through a quick-shifting six-speed manual transmission to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system. At the center of this is an electronically controlled, hydraulically actuated multi-plate clutch, which has a package of plates that rotate in an oil bath. This clutch is integrated on the rear axle so that weight distribution is optimized. An XDS selective differential lock and a specially configured Electronic Stability Program (ESP) can boost handling precision and adjustability. It also comes with a sport mode with a higher threshold for intervention and can be switched off entirely for track use.