A more fuel-efficient variant of the Audi A1 1.6 TDI is exempted from road tax and the London congestion charge with its lower 99g/km carbon dioxide emissions level.
What makes this A1 even more desirable are its improved 74.3mpg economy potential as well as its unchanged OTR prices for the SE, Sport and S line models that range from £14,480 to £17,865. Further optimization of the fuel system as well as its engine management unit has decreased the carbon dioxide output of the A1 1.6 TDI to 99g/km from 105g/km.
It also enhanced the vehicle's official combined economy figure to 74.3mpg from 70.6mpg. Like before, these enhancements were aided by engine start-stop and energy recuperation systems.
Moreover, the performance delivered by the directly injected and turbo charged common rail unit also remains as strong as ever. This fuel-efficient TDI variant with five-speed manual transmission sprints from a standstill to 62mph in 10.5 seconds, reaching a top speed of 118mph.
The vehicle is exempt from the London congestion charge, as its carbon dioxide dips below the 100g/km mark. In addition, it is exempt from Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) from year 2 onwards as the duty bandings currently stand. Most of the A1 models, the 1.6 TDI included, are already duty-free in the first year of ownership.
The A1 1.6 TDI with 99g output is obtainable in all three UK A1 trim levels – SE, Sport and S line. All models have a six-speaker audio system with single CD and auxiliary iPod connection attached to a 6.5-inch retractable display. Other common features to all include remote central locking, alloy wheels, electric front windows and mirrors, and air conditioning.