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Audi A1 SPORTBACK 35 TFSI Sport 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]

Audi A1 35 TFSI Sport 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi A1 35 TFSI Sport 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi A1 35 TFSI Sport 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi A1 35 TFSI Sport 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi A1 35 TFSI Sport 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi A1 35 TFSI Sport 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi A1 35 TFSI Sport 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi A1 35 TFSI Sport 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi A1 35 TFSI Sport 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi A1 35 TFSI Sport 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi A1 35 TFSI Sport 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi A1 35 TFSI Sport 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi A1 35 TFSI Sport 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi A1 35 TFSI Sport 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi A1 35 TFSI Sport 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi A1 35 TFSI Sport 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi A1 35 TFSI Sport 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi A1 35 TFSI Sport 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi A1 35 TFSI Sport 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi A1 35 TFSI Sport 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi A1 35 TFSI Sport 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi A1 35 TFSI Sport 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
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Audi A1 35 TFSI Sport 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi A1 35 TFSI Sport 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi A1 35 TFSI Sport 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi A1 35 TFSI Sport 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi A1 35 TFSI Sport 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi A1 35 TFSI Sport 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi A1 35 TFSI Sport 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi A1 35 TFSI Sport 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi A1 35 TFSI Sport 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi A1 35 TFSI Sport 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi A1 35 TFSI Sport 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi A1 35 TFSI Sport 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi A1 35 TFSI Sport 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi A1 35 TFSI Sport 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi A1 35 TFSI Sport 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi A1 35 TFSI Sport 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi A1 35 TFSI Sport 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi A1 35 TFSI Sport 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi A1 35 TFSI Sport 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi A1 35 TFSI Sport 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi A1 35 TFSI Sport 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]
Audi A1 35 TFSI Sport 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]

Key Info Compare

  • FuelPetrol
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG56.50
  • 0-62mph7.7 secs
  • Top Speed137 mph
  • C02115 g/km
  • BHP150
  • Torque184 lbs/f
  • P11D27%

Review

The Audi A1 has firmly established itself as the ultimate supermini - the essence of democratic down-sizing. This second generation A1 Sportback is smarter, more efficient and better-equipped - and remains a seductive package for small car buyers. Luxury makers often cut corners to drive down the cost of their smaller models and it shows. Not Audi. In any form you choose, this A1 Sportback will always feel reassuringly expensive.

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Audi's second generation A1 Sportback brings big car standards to the small car marketplace. Jonathan Crouch drives it.

Background

What if you really could distil the essence of a large luxury car into a smaller, more affordable one? Many brands have promised us this but in reality, only one model has actually delivered it. This car, Audi's A1. It was launched back in 2009 in three-door form, based on VW Polo underpinnings, with a five-door Sportback body style added to the range in 2011. Half a decade on though, the A1 was starting to feel its age, especially against cheaper Volkswagen Group models like the fifth generation SEAT Ibiza and the sixth generation Volkswagen Polo, both of which made use of the group's more modern MQB platform. That chassis now undergirds the second generation version of this A1, now offered only in five-door Sportback form and only with petrol power. It gets the pick of the Wolfsburg conglomerate's latest green pump-fuelled engines, plus cutting-edge infotainment and safety technology, plus the chance for buyers to specify the Audi Virtual Cockpit digital instrumentation screen that's gone down so well further up the range. Sounds promising.

Driving Experience

There's a choice of efficient TFSI petrol units with outputs ranging from 95PS to 200PS, all enhanced by turbocharging and direct injection. Things kick off with the '25 TFSI' derivative, which has a 1.0-litre three cylinder unit offering 95PS. Next up is the '30 TFSI' variant, which uses a 116PS version of the same engine. Moving further on, there's the '35 TFSI' model offers a 150PS 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine which uses a cylinder on demand technology. And if you want more power, there's a '40 TFSI' 'S line Competition' derivative using a 2.0 TFSI engine with 200PS. Diesel power is notable by its absence. All engines can be linked to either a manual gearbox or the seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission, with the exception of the 200PS variant which uses a six-speed S tronic transmission as standard. The chassis configuration is much as before, which means a straightforward torsion beam suspension set-up is still used at the rear. Tauter sport suspension is optional if you're happy to keep your chiropractor on speed dial, but it's better to upgrade yourseolf to adjustable dampers if you can. The SUV-style Citycarver variant gets suspension raised by 4cms. Driver-focused additions you can add include a sound actuator, red brake calipers, larger brake discs and the Audi 'drive select' adaptive dynamics system. This allows drivers to select from four modes that influence the driving characteristics: auto, dynamic, efficiency and individual.

Design and Build

The A1 Sportback has grown significantly in length in this second generation form - extended by 56mm: it now measures a fraction over 4m. Width and height remain much the same as part of a low-slung stance with short overhangs. The wide, low-placed Singleframe grille and the implied side air inlets dominate the distinctive front, above which are three flat bonnet slits which pay homage to the Sport quattro, the brand's rally icon from 1984. From the side, there's a wide, flat sloping C-pillar that seems to push the car forward even while standing still. The roof contrast line, which is available in two dark colours, ends above the C-pillar. There are smarter 3D-style rear lights too. And inside? Well there's quite a spacious cabin with classy design highlighted by a fully digital instrument cluster with a high-resolution 10.25-inch display and a multifunction steering wheel. The virtual cockpit TFT instrument display screen that we're now familiar from other Audi models is optional for A1 buyers and offers an extended range of functions such as animated navigation maps and graphics of some driver assistance systems in the driver's direct field of vision. Adults in the rear seats enjoy reasonable head and leg room by supermini standards. Out back, luggage capacity is rated at 335-litres, and with the rear seats folded down, this increases to 1,090-litres.

Market and Model

Pricing is very definitely at the premium end of what you'd pay for a supermini, ranging from around £18,500 right up to around £31,500 bracket for the single five-door body style now on offer. For our market, there are 'Technik', 'Sport', 'S line', 'S line Competition' and 'Vorsprung' trim options, plus a Crossover-inspired 'Citycarver' spec level. With 'S line' trim, you get a more dynamic look courtesy of larger air inlets, additional sill trims, plus an elongated slit centrally below the bonnet with two fins and a larger rear wing. Go for the 40 TFSI 200PS engine and you have to have 'S line Competition' trim, in this guise striking twin tailpipes adding to the air of purpose. Buyers get a choice of ten colours which, as an option, can be combined with a contrasting roof colour extending from the A-pillar to the roof edge spoiler. The exterior mirror housings, the side front spoiler lips and the side sills are also available in a contrasting colour. All versions can be equipped with the optional Navigation Pack or Technology Pack, the former adding hard disc-based MMI Navigation plus with a 10.1-inch MMI touch screen and the higher specification Audi Virtual Cockpit, and the latter both of the above plus the various internet-based services offered by Audi connect and Audi Phone Box wireless charging functionality. As for safety, well 'Audi pre sense front' autonomous braking and lane departure warning both now come as standard.

Cost of Ownership

Audi has concentrated on improving the efficiency in this A1 Sportback, and nowhere is that more clearly demonstrated than with the 1.0 TFSI engine models. This three-pot 1.0-litre engine in the 25 TFSI model is capable of returning 49.6mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and 128g/km of WLTP-rated CO2. In 116PS guise with the '30 TFSI' variant, this unit can manage WLTP figures of up to 50.4mpg and up to 126g/km. The 1.5-litre TFSI petrol unit in the 35 TFSI version doesn't do too badly either, managing WLTP readings of 44.8mpg and 142g/km of CO2. The evolutionary styling of this second generation model isn't going to send residuals of older A1s into a flatspin either, which will come as some relief if you're an existing owner, and should help protect the value of your trade in if you fancied chopping it in against a new version. As for maintenance, well servicing your A1 Sportback should be no more taxing than is the case with one of the company's larger cars. As usual with Audi models, there's a choice of either a 'Fixed' or a 'Flexible' servicing regime, the choice between the two depending on the extent of your likely annual mileage.

Summary

If you've ever wondered just how much style and luxury is really possible in a really small car, then it's worth trying one of these. In distilling the essence of 'Audi-ness' into something this compact, the German brand continues to set this A1 Sportback apart in the supermini segment, offering a balance between sportiness, quality and comfort that rivals are still struggling to match. True, ground-breaking technology isn't on the agenda here, but as Audi has already discovered, there's a place for that and it probably isn't in this very price-conscious sector of the market. What's more important is that if you climb out of an expensive A4 or A6 into an A1 costing half as much, the feeling is very much the same In fact, that's even more the case with this MK2 model with its smarter finish and hi-tech Audi connect infotainment options. All right, so in overall terms, the revisions made to this supermini aren't especially far-reaching, but then they didn't really need to be. There's still nothing else in this segment that's quite as polished and premium. The A1 then, remains a very expensive-feeling car that for you, may well be just about affordable. Exactly as Audi promised.

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Driver Convenience
Rear parking sensor
10.25" Digital instrument cluster display classis style instrument dials + speed,odometer,time,outside temperature,telephone menu + fuel level warning
Audi connect safety emergency and service including E-call
Audi drive select - power steering assistance + engine + gear shift 3 preset modes (auto, dynamic, efficiency and an Individual mode)
Audi smartphone interface with connect compatible smartphone via USB directly MMI display + Nav,music, third party apps controlled via MMI controller
Automatic start/stop system
Bluetooth interface
Cruise control
Driver's information system
Electromechanical power steering
Lane departure warning system
Service interval indicator
Speed limiter
Voice control system
Washer fluid level indicator
Entertainment
6 passive loudspeakers
1 x SDXC card reader
2 x USB type C connection points
DAB Digital radio
MMI radio plus with 8.8" colour MMI display screen and MMI touch
Exterior Features
Solid paint
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Body coloured bumpers
Body coloured door mirrors
Electric front and rear windows
Electrically adjustable, heated, folding door mirrors with integrated LED side indicator
Front side air inlets in grained matt black and C frame in titanium black
Heat insulating glass windscreen and side windows
Heated rear windscreen
LED headlights with LED rear lights + dynamic rear indicators + headlight adjustment and high beam, turning light + LED daytime running lights
Radiator grille and rear diffuser in matt titanium black
Radiator protective grille frame in matt aluminium silver
Rain and light sensors
Rear fog lights
Rear wiper
Scandium grey tailpipe trim
Side front spoiler lips in grained matt black
Slate grey inlays polygon structure in fine paint finish
Interior Features
3 spoke leather multifunction plus steering wheel
Manual air conditioning
Tool kit
12V socket in centre console with two cup holders
3 rear seats with headrests
40:60 Split folding rear seat or folded fully
Door sill trims with aluminium inlay
Driver and passenger seat with manual height adjust with forward and backwards adjustment
Front head restraints
Front/rear floor mats
Height and reach adjustable steering wheel
ISOFIX child seat mounting for front passenger and outer rear seats including top tether attachment point of outer rear seats
Leather gear knob with aluminium trim
Leatherette handbrake grip
Luggage compartment light with front and rear reading lights
Manually adjustable lumbar support in front seats
Novum cloth upholstery with front sport seats
Titanium grey cloth headlining
Wheels
16" 10 spoke turbine design alloy wheels
Tyre repair kit
Packs
Luggage compartment pack - A1
Technology pack - A1 Sportback
Safety
3x3 point rear seatbelts
Brake assist function
Driver and front passenger airbag with front side and head airbags
Electronic Stability Control including ABS, EBD, ASR and EDL
Front and rear seatbelt reminder
Front passenger airbag deactivation switch
Hill hold assist
Seatbelt height adjustment for front seats
Seatbelt monitoring
Tyre pressure warning light
Warning triangle and first aid kit
Security
Anti theft alarm
Anti theft wheel bolts and loose wheel warning
Audi pre-sense front with pedestrain and cyclist recognition
Immobiliser
Remote central locking with 2 foldaway keys
Technical
Dynamic suspension
Trim
Aluminium trim for control switches, air vents and digital instrument cluster
Silver grey accent areas including air vents, door handle recesses and centre console in diamond paint finish
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 117
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 137
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max 140
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min 137
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1498
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 74.9
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 85.9
Engine Code GBABKG
Engine Layout FRONT TRANSVERSE
Fuel Delivery TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
Gears 7 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission SEMI-AUTO
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 56.5
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies No
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 67.3
EC Urban (mpg) 43.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb 6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 6.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 6
WLTP - MPG - Comb 47.1
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 45.6
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 47.1
General
Alternative Fuel Qualifying No
Badge Engine CC 1.5
Badge Power 150
Coin Description TFSI
Coin Series Sport [Tech Pack]
Generation Mark 2
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 25E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 12
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
NCAP Adult Occupant Protection % 95
NCAP Child Occupant Protection % 85
NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09 5
NCAP Pedestrian Protection % 73
NCAP Safety Assist % 80
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 24
Service Interval Mileage 19000
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage 60000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years 3
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 7.7
Engine Power - BHP 150
Engine Power - KW 110
Engine Power - RPM 5000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 184
Engine Torque - MKG 25.5
Engine Torque - NM 250
Engine Torque - RPM 1500
Top Speed 137
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle WLTP
RDE Certification Level RDE 2
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 195/55 R16
Tyre Size Rear 195/55 R16
Tyre Size Spare TYRE REPAIR KIT
Wheel Style 10 SPOKE
Wheel Type 16" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height (including roof rails) 1409
Length 4029
Wheelbase 2563
Width 1740
Width (including mirrors) 1940
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 40
Gross Vehicle Weight 1705
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1090
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 335
Max. Loading Weight 540
Minimum Kerbweight 1165
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 10.5

Deals

Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
24 months 5,000 miles p/a £356.07 p/m £4.59 p/m
24 months 8,000 miles p/a £368.09 p/m £5.40 p/m
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £376.10 p/m £5.94 p/m
24 months 15,000 miles p/a £394.06 p/m £19.18 p/m
24 months 20,000 miles p/a £412.71 p/m £32.66 p/m
24 months 25,000 miles p/a £428.60 p/m £36.07 p/m
24 months 30,000 miles p/a £444.48 p/m £52.73 p/m
36 months 5,000 miles p/a £276.45 p/m £2.68 p/m
36 months 8,000 miles p/a £288.24 p/m £8.97 p/m
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £296.12 p/m £13.17 p/m
36 months 15,000 miles p/a £314.83 p/m £22.98 p/m
36 months 20,000 miles p/a £332.59 p/m £37.07 p/m
36 months 25,000 miles p/a £349.40 p/m £53.02 p/m
36 months 30,000 miles p/a £366.19 p/m £66.66 p/m
48 months 5,000 miles p/a £252.37 p/m £9.75 p/m
48 months 8,000 miles p/a £263.30 p/m £15.39 p/m
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £270.58 p/m £19.13 p/m
48 months 15,000 miles p/a £287.34 p/m £30.34 p/m
48 months 20,000 miles p/a £303.74 p/m £45.72 p/m
48 months 25,000 miles p/a £317.58 p/m £57.06 p/m
48 months 30,000 miles p/a £334.34 p/m £70.23 p/m
No contract hire deals found. Please call us to discuss your requirements.
* Prices shown based on 6 month initial payment.
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An excess mileage charge will apply if you exceed the contracted mileage. The exact charge will be confirmed on the official quotation prior to your acceptance to proceed

Selected Options
Optional Extras
Driver Convenience
Audi side assist including rear cross-traffic assist £75.00
Exterior Features
Contrast roof - Manhattan grey £425.00
Contrast roof - Mythos black £425.00
Metallic paint £575.00
Pearlescent paint £575.00
Special paint £575.00
Interior Features
3 spoke flat bottomed multi-function leather steering wheel with paddle shift £250.00
Packs
Comfort and sound pack - A1 Sportback £1,150.00
Plus pack - A1 Sportback £695.00
Paintwork
Metallic - Firmament blue £575.00
Metallic - Glacier white £575.00
Metallic - Manhattan grey £575.00
Metallic - Mythos black £575.00
Metallic - Python yellow £575.00
Pearl - Arrow Grey £575.00
Pearl - Misano Red £575.00
Solid - Shell white FOC
Special solid - Tioman green £575.00
Trim
Novum cloth - Granite grey steel grey contrast stitching + front sport seats FOC
Novum cloth - Granite grey with mint contrast + front sport seats FOC
Wheels
16" 10 Spoke design alloy wheels £250.00
17" 5 arm star design alloy wheels £750.00
Space saving spare wheel £100.00
Tool kit and Jack £25.00
* option prices shown are estimated