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Audi S1: performance super-mini spied

The forthcoming Audi S1 has been spied testing on German roads, suggesting development of the performance super-mini is progressing ahead of its anticipated 2014 unveiling. Spied in test mule guise lapping Germany's Nurburgring early last year and undergoing cold-weather testing in Sweden in December, the Audi S1 will slot into the German car maker's performance range below the $59,900 Audi S3...

Audi A1 Sportback S line Competition Limited Edition released

The Audi A1 Sportback S line Competition Limited Edition has been released locally, priced at $35,500. Based on the $32,250 Audi A1 Sportback 1.4 TFSI Attraction, the Limited Edition marks the first time Audi's S line exterior styling package has been available outside the flagship 136kW/250Nm A1 1.4 TFSI Sport valued at $42,500...

Audi A1 e-tron: power boost for plug-in city car

A more powerful version of the Audi A1 e-tron has joined a trial drive program in Germany as the manufacturer seeks to hone its plug-in hybrid technology. The city-sized Audi A1 e-tron’s electric motor has been uprated to produce 85kW of power and 300Nm of torque – up 10kW/60Nm over the vehicles involved in the original pilot program...

Audi A1 quattro rips up construction site

If you were already yearning to own a limited edition Audi A1 quattro hot-hatches and you don’t mind a little dubstep, the latest promotional video from the four-ringed German car maker will either make you laugh or cry...

Audi S1 Sportback: five-door German pocket rocket spied

The Audi S1 Sportback has been spied undergoing cold-weather testing in Sweden ahead of its anticipated unveiling in 2013. The Audi S1 will become the smallest and most affordable model in the German manufacturer's high-performance sub-division, slotting in below the larger circa-$70K Audi S3 hot-hatch to open up the ‘S’ range to new buyers...

Audi A1 Sportback: $26,500 starting price

The 1.2 TFSI Audi A1 Sportback sets a new benchmark for entry into the premium car segment, with a starting price of $26,500. That means for the first time you can find yourself behind the wheel of a new Audi for the price of a mid-spec Toyota Corolla. The current three-door Audi A1 range has done rather well in Australia so far, becoming the third most popular model in Audi’s arsenal (after the A4 and Q5)...

Audi A1, A2 e-trons put on the backburner

The Audi A1 e-tron and A2 e-tron have reportedly been placed on the backburner as the Ingolstadt-based manufacturer questions the feasibility of its electric city car duo. UK’s Car Magazine reports members of Audi management are not convinced the A2 e-tron can sell in large enough numbers at its anticipated price of 40,000 euros ($50,700) given its limited range and diminutive size...

Audi A1 considering Fiat 500C rival: rumour

Rumour has it Audi could be working on a new open-top version of the A1. Not to be confused with a full convertible layout, the potential new variant is said to feature a peel-back cloth roof, similar to the Fiat 500C. Audi boss Rupert Stadler has previously rejected the idea of an A1 convertible, saying it would be too expensive to develop the platform, especially as it would be a standalone model, and not one that would be sold under Volkswagen or Skoda...

Audi A1 quattro: 333 for production, none for Australia

Audi has confirmed a limited production run of the blistering, rally-themed A1 quattro hot hatch. Just 333 A1 quattros will be made, although Australian fans will be forced to admire from afar, as each one will be produced in left-hand drive. The Audi A1 quattro features the 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine from the Audi S3 and Volkswagen Golf R...

2012 Model Year upgrades for Audi A1, A3, A4, A5, Q5

Audi Australia has announced a range of 2012 Model Year upgrades as well as the availability of a number of limited edition models for the new year. The 2012 upgrades apply to Audi A1, A3, A4, A5, Q5 models, while the A1 and S3 limited editions add to the TT RS, RS 5 and R8 specials detailed in September. The 2012 Audi A1 1...

Audi A1 Samurai Blue to be auctioned off for charity

Audi has unveiled a special Audi A1 Samurai Blue one-off model at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show. The car features the full livery of Japan's national soccer team, and will be auctioned off with profits going to charity. The blue and white colour scheme has been created to match the country's soccer shirt colours, with the red highlights symbolising the Japanese flag...