According to the latest reports, it appears that Volkswagen Group is working hard on the PQ25 platform for all-wheel drive. This platform will be used by the forthcoming Audi S1. The S1 is rumored to receive around 270 hp, and the new PQ25 platform will be the perfect fit to put all that amount of power on the road.
As you may know already, Audi introduced the A1 1.4 TFSI at this year’s Paris Motor Show, and this car was believed to be the S1 (the decision to rename the car to A1 1.4 TFSI was a last minute move).
The A1 1.4 TFSI is powered by a 1.4-liter dual-charged petrol engine capable to deliver an impressive 136 kW (185 hp) and 250 Nm (184.39 lb-ft) of torque.
This engine can push the car from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in just 6.9 seconds while the top speed is electronically limited to 227 km/h (141.05 mph). Still, the engine delivers a combined fuel economy of 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 upcoming Audi S1 is expected to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in around 5 seconds and a top speed electronically limited to 155 mph (250 km/h).
Regarding the PQ25 platform, this could also lead to two other models from Volkswagen: the Polo R and CrossPolo. It’s not a secret anymore that Volkswagen planned a Polo R, but it appears that the car was on hold due to the issue over all-wheel drive. [via autocar]