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If the super quick and frugal 1.4-litre TSI Audi A1 didn’t tickle your fancy, Audi Australia is adding a 1.6 TDI variant for diesel lovers.

Powered by a 1.6-litre turbocharged diesel engine, the little Audi produces 66kW and 230Nm of torque. To showcase the diesel A1’s super frugal drivetrain, Audi Australia entered a model into the 3028km World Solar Challenge to demonstrate the car’s low fuel consumption.

Today it managed a respectable 3.2L/100km but it’s most likely to use about 3.8L/100km when driven normally (4.2L/100km for the S tronic auto). That’s in comparison to 5.2L/100km for the current base model 1.4 TFSI Attraction ($29,990).

The diesel A1 weighs 1135kg and comes with low rolling resistance tyres as well as the company’s start/stop technology which helps save fuel by turning the engine off when the A1 is stationary at traffic lights. The engine restarts the instant the clutch pedal is operated.

Interested? Read: Audi A1 Review and head into an Audi dealerships.




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