Audi revealed today the 2011 A1 1.4 TFSI, a new top engine version for the sporty hatchback which will be unveiled at the 2010 Paris Motor Show.
Although we don’t know for sure if this is the so-called Audi S1, we do admit that we are quite impressed about the performances of this car: it is powered by a 1.4-liter engine with four valves per cylinder, capable to deliver 185 hp (136 kW) and 250 Nm (184.39 lb-ft) of torque.
With these numbers, the car can sprint from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in just 6.9 seconds while the top speed is limited electronically to 227 km/h (141.05 mph).
Despite the massive amount of power, the car shows an average fuel consumption of just 5.9 liters of fuel per 100 km (39.87 US mpg), which corresponds to CO2 emissions of just 139 g/km (223.70 g/mile).
The engine is mated to a standard seven-speed S tronic transmission that directs the power to the front wheels. The seven-speed S tronic is composed of two transmission structures which are operated by two multi-plate clutches.
Seventh gear is designed to reduce fuel consumption. In order to stop the car safely, Audi installed ventilated front discs measuring 288 millimeters (11.34 in) in diameter, but also a standard ESP stabilization program with electronic limited slip differential to avoid loss of traction. Furthermore, the car comes with two front airbags, thorax/pelvic side airbags and curtain head airbags.
Other features include: xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights, the LED tail lights, the LED interior lighting package, the high-beam assistant, the light and rain sensor, the panoramic sunroof, the convenience key with the start-stop button, two navigation systems and a 465 watt Bose surround sound system with 14 speakers. The new car will go on sale by the end of the year at a price of €24,250.