After selling over 500,000 units, Audi decided to offer a facelift for its smaller model, the A1. As a result, the German manufacturer unveiled today the new 2015 Audi A1 Facelift and A1 Sportback Facelift models. The first thing you notice about the A1 facelift when looking at the photos are the redesigned headlights, which include the daytime running LEDs.
In addition, fresh decors and paints give the vehicles an even more attractive appearance. As an option, Audi can offer the roof arch on the A1 or roof dome on the A1 Sportback in a contrasting color. According to the manufacturer, thanks to the sportier design, the models are 2 cm longer at a length of 3.98 meters.
Six engines, gasoline and diesel, will be offered and some of them are new or have been improved. Audi is offering a completely new 1.0-liter three-cylinder petrol engine that delivers 95 hp (70 kW) and has a fuel consumption of 4.3 l/100 km (54.7 US mpg), while CO2 emissions are just 99 g/km.
Another three-cylinder unit found on the A1 is the 1.4-liter diesel engine that produces 90 hp (66 kW) and has a fuel consumption of 3.4 l/100 km (69.2 US mpg), while CO2 emissions are 89 g/km.
The seven-speed S tronic transmission is available for all engines as an option, while the 1.8 TFSI gets it as standard. The Audi S2 and S2 Sportback were also updated and arrive with the new design and the same engine.
For those who don’t know, these high-performance versions use a 2.0-liter TFSI petrol engine that produces 231 hp (170 kW) and 370 Nm (272 lb-ft) of torque. The engine is able to push the S1 and S1 Sportback in 5.9 seconds, while top speed is 250 km/h or 155 mph.