The most compact model Audi has got a “driver” versionSeptember 2, 2019
The ABT Sportsline workshop added character to Audi’s smallest model – the five-door A1 Sportback hatchback. The tuners reprogrammed the engine, underestimated the suspension and installed the spectacular ten-spoke custom ABT Sport GR wheels with a polished rim on the city car.
They took as a basis the most productive factory version of the A1 Sportback 40 TFSI with a 200-horsepower (320 Nm of torque) 2.0-liter turbo engine and a 6-speed “robot”. Thanks to the new engine control unit, ABT Sportsline specialists increased the output to 240 forces and 360 Nm of torque.
For better handling, the A1 Sportback was equipped with springs underestimated by 25-30 millimeters. Low-profile tires with a dimension of 215/40 R18 complemented the view.
A set of improvements allowed the front-wheel drive hatchback to lose 0.2 seconds in acceleration from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour – the A1 Sportback ABT spends 6.3 seconds on the exercise.
For comparison, in the last generation, the Audi S1 hot hatch with a capacity of 231 horsepower and all-wheel drive was gaining the first 100 kph in 5.7 seconds, while the limited-edition 256-horsepower A1 Quattro took 5.6 seconds to start.
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