The smallest Audi model changed generationOctober 3, 2018
Audi has unveiled a second-generation A1 subcompact hatchback at the Paris Motor Show. The car is the smallest model of the German brand. The length of the novelty is 4.03 m, and the width is 1.74 m. In the company itself, the hatchback is called “the ideal companion for city life”. Sales of cars in Europe should begin at the end of this year.
Audi A1 built on the modular chassis of the concern Volkswagen – MQB A0. The same architecture is used by VW Polo and Seat Ibiza. The use of this chassis allowed to increase the dimensions of the five-door version of the model. So, the free space for legs of rear passengers has grown, and the volume of the luggage compartment has increased by 65 liters – up to 335 liters.
The basic version of the new model is equipped with a three-cylinder gasoline engine with a working volume of one liter. Power of the unit is 95 and 118 horsepower. Also, customers will be offered a 1.5-liter “turbo” with a return of 150 forces. The transmissions are six-speed manual or seven-speed robotized transmission with two clutches.
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The top version of the A1 (40 TFSI) was equipped with a two-liter 200-horsepower supercharged engine, working only with a six-speed S tronic gearbox. In 2019, the model will show a full-fledged “charged” modification S1 with a 250-horsepower engine and all-wheel drive. Diesel engines for the new A1 is not provided.
Hatchback has become one of the best equipped and technically advanced cars in its class. The basic equipment of the car provides a fully digital brand dashboard with a 10.25-inch display. For the hatchback, the MMI Touch multimedia complex is available with touch screens, voice command recognition and handwriting input – like the new flagship A8.
The driver has a semi-automatic control system with the ability to recognize cars, people, animals and other objects on the road, as well as with adaptive cruise control, which operates at speeds up to 200 km per hour. The list of available equipment A1 included adaptive shock absorbers, and the top versions of the model can be equipped with an upgraded suspension with sporty settings.