The Audi A1 and A1 Sportback ranges are getting a makeover. You may or may not know of my love for Audi (a subject that has sparked much controversy over my car blogging career) and it’s recently been fuelled by the little A1.
Now the A1 is getting a makeover and that means a few styling tweaks, more equipment and improved engines.
The stars of the show are the 1.6l TDi that offers 80mpg and 92 g/km CO2 and the 1.0l three-cylinder petrol engine with 99g/km.
If that 1.0l three-cyclinder engine is as good as the one Vauxhall are putting in their small cars, then we’re going to be in for a treat.
There’s also a 1.4 petrol engine available with emissions down from 125 g/km to 114 g/km.
If you’re buying one of these cars new then you have a huge range of configurable options available to you. As before, the SE, Sport and S line specification levels that make up the latest UK range feature specific suspension set-ups – SE versions run on more comfort-oriented dynamic suspension, Sport models have a firmer sports configuration which has been revised to increase its absorbency and S line versions ride even lower on S line sports suspension.
Customers choosing the Sport option can dial back to the even more supple dynamic suspension at no cost if preferred, and the set-up in S line versions can also be taken back one or two steps to either the ‘standard’ sports suspension or the dynamic suspension, also at no cost.
Alternatively, to extract every last ounce of agility, control and composure available from this accomplished chassis a new suspension option including adjustable dampers is also now available for Sport models and above.
To find out more take a look at the Audi website.