Audi not planning to offer the RS1

Article by Christian A., on October 15, 2014

For those who were waiting the Audi RS1 we have bad news as the German manufacturer confirmed to TopGear that there will not be such a vehicle in its lineup. Apparently, the main reason is financial, as Audi needs to sell lots of units in order to make it profitable.

A second reason is that the RS1 needs to be more powerful than the S1 but if Audi makes it too powerful, it would become a rival for the S3. This means that if you want a small hot hatch from Audi, you need to get the S1 or the S1 Sportback.

These models are powered by a 2.0-liter TFSI petrol engine fitted with a turbocharger that produces 231 hp (170 kW) and 370 Nm (273 lb-ft) of torque.

The Audi S1 accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.8 seconds, while the S1 Sportback needs 5.9 seconds, with a top speed limited at 250 km/h (155 mph) in both models.

Despite these performances, the S1 has a fuel consumption of 7.0 l/100 km (33.60 US mpg) while CO2 emissions are 162 g/km. In Germany, the Audi S1 starts at 29,950 while the S1 Sportback is priced from 30,800 euros.

Topics: audi, audi s1, hatchback

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