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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Audi A1

The Audi A1 is a stylish three-door city, it will be available in summer 2010. Later there will be a five-door (A1 Sportback). It is the smallest model in the range Audi.
It measures 3.95 m long, 1.74 m wide and 1.42 m high, with a wheelbase of 2.47 m. its size is similar to a Citroen or a DS3 Alfa Romeo MiTo but larger than the Fiat 500. It shares its mechanical components with the Volkswagen Polo. Initially, you can choose from four engines, two petrol (1.2 TFSI and 1.4 TFSI 86 hp to 122 hp) and two diesels (1.6 TDI 90bhp and 1.6 TDI 105 bhp). These are four cylinders, they are direct-injection supercharged by a turbocharger. It is possible to see the future appear more powerful engines.
The engines are coupled to a five-speed manual transmission, in the case of small diesel and petrol engine of 86 hp and six-speed with the 1.4 TFSI 122 hp. The latter may possibly be equipped with dual-clutch box "S Tronic" seven speeds. The average consumption is low (between 3.8 and 5.4 l/100 km). To achieve this, all versions have a "stop & start", A1 to a drag coefficient of 0.32. That number is identical to the Fiat 500 and MINI. The A1 is lightweight and weighs 1045 kg. Some versions of the Fiat 500 have a lower weight. The Citro├źn and MINI DS3 is heavier.
The stability control standard on all versions, has a function that simulates the effect of a limited slip differential, the trunk has a capacity of 267 l. Mini (160 l) and the Fiat 500 (185 l), but it is slightly smaller than the DS3 (285 l). 920 l can be reached rear seat folded down. The roof bows are available with four different colors, in contrast with the body which will be available in ten colors.
The A1 has halogen headlights "classic", but optional LEDs will be available with the pack "xenon plus" alloy wheels can reach 18''!. The exhaust port provided on the left side of the rear bumper is a single or dual output depending on the engine. The A1 will be available with two trim levels: "Attraction" and "Ambition". It is possible to choose a browser, called "MMI navigation plus, with a screen of 6.5" and a command 'MM' similar to other Audi models. The device also includes a stereo with CD player with MP3, Bluetooth Handsfree, DVD player and a 60GB hard drive. Another optional Bose system with 14 high-parleur.De series we have six airbags, stability control, alloy wheels (15 or 16''), air conditioning, electrically adjustable exterior mirrors, radio CD MP3, Power Windows and driver seat height adjustment.
As in other Audis an option "S line" will be available, which includes sport suspension, steering wheel and leather sports seats, alloy wheels 17 or 18'', a fin ... The A1 will be presented at the Geneva Motor Show 2010 (March 2 to 14, 2010). It will be manufactured at the Audi plant in Brussels (Belgium).

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