After yesterday’s leaked photos, Audi officially unveiled today the 2012 A1 Sportback, its latest addition in its lineup. The new Audi A1 Sportback is 3.95 meters (12.96 ft) long and has a wheelbase of 2.47 meters (8.10 ft), just like the three-door model. It is six millimeters (0.24 in) wider and taller than the three-door model, however, at 1.75 meters (5.74 ft) and 1.42 meters (4.66 ft), respectively.
A1 Sportback come as standard with four seats, but a fifth seat is available on request free of charge.
Regarding the powertrains, the A1 Sportback is available with a choice of six four-cylinder engines: three TFSI and three TDI units. The base engine is the 1.2-liter TFSI, which delivers 63 kW (86 hp) and has a fuel consumption of 5.1 liters per 100 km (46.12 US mpg).
Two 1.4-liter TFSI engines produce 90 kW (122 hp) and 136 kW (185 hp). The top-of-the-line gasoline engine is supercharged and turbocharged, resulting in 250 Nm (184.39 lb-ft) of torque, a zero-to-100 km/h (62.14 mph) time of 7.0 seconds and a top speed of 227 km/h (141.05 mph). The 1.6-liter TDI engine comes in two different versions, with 66 kW (90 hp) and 77 kW (105 hp).
Using a manual transmission, both versions of the engine consume just 3.8 liters of fuel per 100 km (61.90 US mpg) on average, which corresponds to only 99 grams of CO2/km (159.33 g/mile).
The 105 kW (143 hp) 2.0 TDI engine will be available later and will be capable to push the A1 Sportback to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 8.5 seconds. Audi says that this engine will need only 4.1 liters of fuel per 100 km (57.37 US mpg). Regarding the price, the 2012 Audi A1 Sportback powered by the 1.2 TFSI in the Attraction trim line costs €16,950, while the1.6 TDI with 66 kW (90 hp) is priced at €19,050.