The new revised Audi A1 and A1 Sportback range goes on sale at the end of the month, with the first cars being delivered spring 2015.
At launch the entry level model will be the £15,390 3-door 1.6 TDI 115PS model. From spring of 2015 there will be a new entry level A1 - the 1.0 TFSI with prices starting at £14,315, with the first cars being delivered in the summer.
Rather than a new model, the 2015 A1 line-up has been given a makeover with a number of styling revisions, revised equipment levels and new or improved engines.
The exterior revisions focus on a new front grille, new front and rear bumper designs, new front and rear lighting, new door sills, a revised alloy wheel range and a new colour palette.
Audi A1 Engine Range (MY-2015)
There is a choice of two TFSI petrol engines or a TDI diesel, all of which are EU-6 complaint – the two petrol variants are based on the turbocharged 1.4-litre TFSI unit with two power outputs, the 'standard' unit sees the power up from 122PS to 125PS with CO2 emissions reduced from 124g/km to 115g. The more powerful 'Cylinder-on-Demand' mode now outputs 150PS with CO2 output of 112g/km.
The 1.6 TDI diesel sees a reduction in CO2 from 99g/km to 92g/km with an improvement in fuel consumption which is now recorded at 80.7mpg up from 74.3mpg on the official combined cycle.
In spring 2015 a new 1.0-litre three-cylinder petrol engine will join the line-up replacing the outgoing 1.2-litre. The 95PS A1 1.0 TFSI engine promises at least 60mpg with CO2 emissions of 99g/km according to official data.
There will be a choice of five-speed or six-speed manual transmissions across the range with the 1.6 TDI having the option of a seven-speed S tronic twin-clutch automatic transmission.
The top of the range Audi S1 and S1 Sportback models come a with 2.0-litre TFSI 231PS petrol engine with and quattro permanent all‑wheel-drive with 0-62 mph taking 5.8 seconds / 5.9 seconds (Sportback) and a top speed of 155 mph. The S1 range now comes with Audi Music Interface and navigation preparation which is in line with Sport and S line versions.
Audi A1 Trim Levels (MY-2015)
There is the choice of ‘SE’, ‘Sport’ and ‘S’ line trim levels, the key difference between the models lies with the suspension set-ups, ‘SE’ editions feature comfort-oriented dynamic suspension, ‘Sport’ models have a firmer sports set-up where ‘S line editions’ see the ride height lowered featuring S line sports suspension. It is possible to select the comfort suspension on all models, and increase the ride height on the S line. And there is a new suspension option which includes adjustable dampers on the Sport models and above. All cars feature the new electromechanical power steering setup which promises more accurate steering and feedback.
Core equipment across the range includes alloy wheels, remote central locking, air conditioning, electric front windows and mirrors and a six-speaker single CD audio system with auxiliary iPod connection linked to a 6.5-inch retractable display.
The Sport editions adds the Audi Music Interface with prep for the SD card-based navigation, 16-inch alloy wheels, sports suspension, sports seats, Bluetooth mobile phone preparation and a Driver's Information System.
The S line models come with xenon headlamps with LED daytime running lights and LED rear lights, 17-inch alloy wheels, exclusive S line exterior styling and interior detailing, S line sports suspension and leather and cloth combination upholstery.
You can add the Tech pack which now includes Audi connect, Audi Music Interface and MMI navigation with a 40GB hard drive for mapping data and music storage with a higher resolution colour monitor.
The Comfort pack adds a Driver's Information System, high beam assist, cruise control, an auto-dimming rear view mirror and rear parking sensors for parking, auto-on headlights and wipers.
Revised Audi A1 and A1 Sportback Prices (MY-2015)
|1.0 TFSI||3-door||5-door Sportback|
|1.4 TFSI 125PS|
|1.4 TFSI 150PS|
|1.6 TDI 115PS|