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Cars We Own: 2015 Audi S1 Sportback

Audi has a fascinating history in rallying, with a back catalogue full of turbocharged, all-wheel drive tearaways. With a compact footprint, a big engine and, you guessed it, all-wheel drive, our S1 has all the makings of another classic. But does it deliver? This is a Cars We Own diary for our own Audi S1...

Cars We Own: A week-long fang in the Audi S1

Sharing is caring, right? Daniel Davis, long-time CarAdvice reader, recently jumped behind the wheel of our Audi S1. Here's what he thought of the car, in a short-and-sweet questionnaire.  What's your daily driver?  My current daily drive is a 2014 Ford Ranger with the turbo-diesel 3.2-litre, five-cylinder engine...

Audi S1 Sportback review: Long-term report one

We've added a few cars to the CarAdvice stable in the past year, but this little monster was the first: the Audi S1 Sportback.

What to do when you damage a wheel

Gutter-jumpers, kerb-crushers, pothole-thumpers - if you fall into any of these categories then it's likely you've damaged a wheel or two during your driving career. In fact, I’m sure most of us have, at one time or another, misjudged a corner or failed to see a pothole and heard that horrible graunching sound...

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Audi S1 Videos

Cars We Own: 5 things to know about the Audi S1

With a punchy four-cylinder turbo and quattro all-wheel drive squeezed under its pint-sized body, the 2014 Audi S1 Sportback has the potential to be seriously special. How does that translate to the real world? Although it provides a window into life with a car, there's only so much we can learn during a regular week-long review...

What to do when you damage a wheel

I’m sure most of us have heard that horrible sound. That crunching crash that gives you a jolt as you realise you’ve just decorated your alloy wheels with gouges and scrapes. Gutter rash does happen, and it doesn’t have to ruin your week. There’s no doubt that the trend towards larger rim sizes, in even fairly non-sport oriented cars, has continued...

Audi S1 Review : Track Test

Read the article here. With Audi’s chic A1 starting from just $26,500, many would think you’d have to be stark raving mad to shell out $49,900 for one! Unless, it’s one of these – the Audi S1. Under the bonnet lurks a turbocharged 2.0-litre firecracker of an engine that punches out 170kW and a stomping 370Nm of torque...

Audi S1 Comparisons

Audi S1 v Renault Megane RS275 Trophy v Volkswagen Golf R : Comparison review

The hot-hatch genre may be moving at exceptional pace across all price points, but circa-$50,000 fast hatchbacks are also defying stereotypes that used to be a given. Five years ago the Renault Sport Megane was crowned the undisputed king of a segment that stuffs an energetic engine under the bonnet of a relatively small car...

Audi S1 News

Audi S1: Second-generation model looking unlikely

Audi has hinted there will be no S1 hot hatch derivative of the second-generation A1 launched globally last week. Speaking with CarAdvice in Spain, head of communication at Audi, Peter Oberndorfer, while not pouring cold water on the idea completely, did state another S1 is “not foreseen on this platform”...

CarAdvice podcast 124: LIVE from our editorial event where we drove our S1 blindfolded!

This week Mandy Turner is joined by Alborz Fallah and Curt Dupriez, live from our editorial off-site in Torquay, Victoria. Find out how the team went in a blindfolded motorkhana challenge in our Audi S1! Scott Collie and James Wong talk car news, with coverage of the European Parliament voting to cut emissions by 40 per cent by 2030...

2019 Audi A1 snapped during winter testing

The 2019 Audi A1 has been spied during cold-weather testing, previewing a new face and bigger body for the littlest member of the four-ringed family. When it lands, the car will likely ride on a slightly longer version of the Volkswagen Polo's platform, designed to deliver the extra legroom and luxury expected of an Audi...

Audi S1 Owner Reviews

2015 Audi S1 Sportback 2.0 TFSI quattro review

Manual, AWD, and turbo. Already a recipe for a load of fun, top it off with a kerb weight of 1.3 tonnes and a chassis small enough that every other driver on the road scoffs wanting to overtake you, and you get the Audi S1. Plant your foot, however, and they'll be left breathless. I purchased my S1 because it has a sense of purity about it...

2016 Audi S1 Sportback 2.0 TFSI quattro review

I have owned my Audi S1 Sportback for two years. At the time of purchase, its natural competitor set included the Subaru WRX, Volkswagen Golf GTI, Volkswagen Polo GTI,  Ford Fiesta ST and the Renault twins, Clio RS and Megane RS. The Audi S1 comes equipped with the 2.0L EA888 Gen 3 with the Golf GTI turbo. From a reliability standpoint at the time, the Audi S1 was very appealing...

2016 Audi S1 Sportback 2.0 TFSI Quattro Review

Older rally fans will remember the last time Audi had a car called the S1. Armed with enough spoilers, scoops and fins to shame an F1 car, it terrorised the rallying world in the 1980s, a member of the fearsome bunch of Group B rally cars that included the Ford RS200, Lancia Delta S4 and Peugeot 205 T16...

2015 Audi S1 Review

Audi's diminutive S1 is intended to be an entry into the marque's sports oriented S and RS ranges for younger, aspiring buyers, but as a value proposition, does it stack up? Approaching the Audi S1 from the outside, the car looks bigger than expected. The styling tweaks over the cooking model A1, such as the quad exhaust pipes and bigger wheels give it a more aggressive stance and increased on-road presence...

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