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Audi A1 & A1 Sportback: Bright resident of Monte Carlo Test-Drive

Audi A1 & A1 Sportback: Bright resident of Monte Carlo Test-Drive

Fly to Nice, take the car and take off in Monte Carlo easier than large, powerful sports car, of which there are plenty, and the striker in the hatchback class. Especially when it is bright and premium and is not lost on the background of famous luxury cars – such as the updated Audi A1.

Audi A1 & A1 Sportback: Bright resident of Monte Carlo Test-Drive

At first glance updates hatchbacks not highly salient. But grille with sharp edges, headlights with LED elements and an abundance of horizontal lines give the A1 and A1 Sportback is more mature and dynamic look. The car seems even wider, when in fact it is only a couple of centimeters in length increased. Particularly strong emphasis on sportiness S line packages due to the increased air intake area, overlays on sills, rear spoiler, diffuser and expressive blued shotgun exhaust system.

Audi A1 & A1 Sportback: Bright resident of Monte Carlo Test-Drive

As before, the updated Audi A1 is available in two body styles: 3-door hatchback (pictured) and 5-door Sportback.

Audi A1 & A1 Sportback: Bright resident of Monte Carlo Test-Drive

Five new exterior colors emphasize the sporty design and expression. For trehdverki A1 arches over doorways, and five-door A1 Sportback for all dome roof and exterior mirror housings are available in contrasting colors, appeared fresh application options.

At the forefront of the lineup are sporting 231-horsepower all-wheel drive modification  Audi S1 and Quattro S1 Sportback Quattro.

Audi A1 & A1 Sportback: Bright resident of Monte Carlo Test-Drive

Those who are more concerned about the economy and the environment, certainly interested in two new 3-cylinder (!) Machine series Ultra: petrol 1.0 TFSI (95 hp) and diesel 1.4 TDI (92 hp). That’s just us they do not plan to deliver.

In the design, you can choose a design or sport direction. Now and A1 can install Audi Drive Select.

Audi A1 & A1 Sportback: Bright resident of Monte Carlo Test-Drive

The first in Europe will be offered petrol 1.4 TFSI. Its 150-strong version with a 6-step “mechanics” perfectly pulls in a very wide range of speeds. The Audi A1 accelerates smoothly and confidently in every gear, the narrow serpentine rock studs allows you to stay in the third stage, and the second hatchback climbed the hill with almost space. And even when at the bottom disappears thrust, the engine does not stall tries and escape from turboyamy, fun and inspiration unwinds.

Audi A1 & A1 Sportback: Bright resident of Monte Carlo Test-Drive

Petrol 1.4 TFSI is available in two power outputs – 125 and 150 hp From the first motor A1 S tronic gaining 8.8 per hundred with (A1 Sportback – in 8.9 c) and consumes an average of 4.9 liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers.

A more powerful version of the engine accelerates the A1 to 100 km / h in 7.8 with (A1 Sportback 7.9 c) and consumes an average of 4.7 liters per 100 kilometers. The engine is equipped with cylinder cut-COD (cylinder on demand). When kickback torque of 100 Nm and less work at 1400-4000 rev / min or coasting COD disable the second and third cylinder.

Electromechanical power steering for A1 is completely new. It changes the degree of enhancement in the speed-dependent and gives pleasure in sports driving.

Residence permit

Updated Audi A1 is not lost even in areas of high concentration of luxury Rolls-Royce and pumped Ferrari, Lamborghini and Maserati. Behind the wheel of the agile hatchback do not feel discomfort on the narrow streets of Monte Carlo and the Principality of Monaco mountain serpentines. It turns out even on equal worn with smart Brabus, Renault Clio RS and different variations Mini. And at the end of winter hatchbacks appear in our country, and then we will know how to update Audi A1 prepared for life in Ukraine.

Rear lights with new graphics. Here are just a little girl cheated dynamic direction indicators, which we have already seen in other updated Audi.

Resume – Audi A1 & A1 Sportback

Body and comfort

Audi A1 & A1 Sportback: Bright resident of Monte Carlo Test-Drive

A1 before has a wide customization options, they are now even more. For the model proposed design and sport direction, Luxury Line and Active kit, as well as accessories from quattro GmbH. All in all, for updated A1, you can create more than one million color combinations.

Changes are not highly salient, and on the road is not immediately distinguished restyling version.

Powertrain and dynamics

Robotic 7-speed S tronic transmission with two clutches can be installed in a couple of any engine. All motors from 90 to 192 hp New or upgraded. They became 10% more economical, some power is increased.

Gamma engines in our country will be limited.

Finance and equipment

The standard equipment includes six airbags and protection against a second collision. Components MMI navigation plus and Audi connect services allow you to use online services and easy to work with Internet resources. Now for the A1 and A1 Sportback is available sport suspension package S line, adjustable shock absorbers, and Audi Drive Select system with three programs: Auto, Efficiency and Dynamic.

If we use the proposed options, this machine can be more expensive than larger models. And in our country size matters.

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