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Audi A1 Quattro prototype snow testing in Canada

Since Audi launched the Audi A1 just a few months ago, the world has been waiting for an all-wheel drive variant to enter the lineup. The company itself has now released images of an Audi A1 Quattro prototype being tested in snowy conditions in Canada. Audi has said the car will be a part of the 'Fascination of Quattro' celebration event that will commemorate 30 years of all-wheel drive technology...

Audi A1 international sales could be slow due to high price

According to Automotive News Europe, Audi has apparently denied suggestions that its Audi A1 is too expensive, and denies that it isn't selling as fast as expected because of the retail price. In Germany, the Audi A1 is priced at around 15,800 euros (AU$21,200) and Audi dealers and industry experts are saying the reason the Audi A1 hasn't been selling like hot cakes is because it is too expensive for its target market...

2011 Audi A1 launched in Australia

Audi Australia has launched the smallest vehicle in its range – the 2011 Audi A1 – with a sub-$30,000 starting price. Audi is pitching the A1 to a new modern customer group – one that is “urban, lifestyle-oriented and seeking a premium driving experience”. From launch, the A1 will feature just one engine: a 1...

2012 Audi A1 Quattro planned and to be called Audi S1

Audi has revealed it will produce an all-wheel drive version of the recently released Audi A1 compact car. Audi has also said the new Quattro-driven hatch will adopt the Audi S1 name. According to an AutoExpress report, the new car will get a 179kW 1.6 or 1.8-litre turbocharged four cylinder engine, which, paired with Audi's Quattro all-wheel drive system, should allow the car to do 0-100km/h in around six seconds flat...

Audi A1 at 2010 AIMS

The highly-anticipated Audi A1, Audi's new entry-level compact, is on show at the Australia International Motor Show. The car is aimed directed towards the Mini and its rivals. Audi says the car will be available with a wide range of 'personalisation' options, including interior and exterior colours, interior materials and features and trimmings...

2011 Audi A1 1.4 TFSI S-Line details prior to Paris debut

Audi has released details of the upcoming sport version of the A1. Called the Audi A1 1.4TFSI S-Line, Audi has refrained from attaching an anticipated 'S1' badge to the car which will launch at this year's Paris Motor Show. As the name suggests, this sporty A1 will use a 1.4-litre engine. It is turbocharged and also supercharged though resulting in 136kW and 250Nm of torque...

Audi A1 e-tron to hit Munich streets for trial

Audi has announced it is launching 20 Audi A1 e-trons into the streets of Munich for trialling purposes developed by Audi AG and the Technical University of Munich. The Audi A1 e-tron is a plug-in electric car powered by a lithium-ion battery pack which offers a range of 50km, but, it's also backed by a very small range-extending, petrol-powered rotary engine...

ABT Audi A1 Sportsline tuning and cosmetic packages

ABT, Volkswagen and Audi tuning house, has released details of its latest upgrade package available for the Audi A1. They offer performance enhancements for the engine, drivetrain and suspension as well as interesting designs for the cosmetic side of things. The ABT A1 sees a power hike across the entire Audi engine range. Whether it's the 1...

Audi A1 flips over

In what could only be described as a marketing misfire, this Audi A1 rolled over while trying to climb a quarter pipe in a publicity stunt at Cinqunantenaire Park in Brussels recently. We’re not quite sure what the point of this exercise was, but the Audi had been giving test rides on the ‘pipe’ trying to demonstrate that the car could manoeuvre as well as a skateboard...

2010 Audi A1 begins production in Brussels

Audi has announced that it has officially begun mass production of the new Audi A1 at its site in Brussels at a rate of around 500 vehicles per day. An initial batch of 50,000 units of the Audi A1 model line are planned for 2010 with 80,000 more scheduled to be built in 2011, although many new buyers will have to wait with Audi expecting demand to far out weight supply...

Audi A1 goes into production

The Audi A1, which is expected to arrive in Australia in the near future has began its first full day of production today at Audi's Brussels plant. The plant can make up to 500 A1s per day with this years production expected to be about 50,000 units. The Audi A1 is pitched directly against BMW's Mini Cooper, attracting a much younger target group of "affluent young people"...