Audi has announced two special editon Audi A1 models – the Black Edition and Contrast Edition.
The Audi A1 Contrast Edition is available for a £1350 premium over the equivalent Sport model and can be specified with all engines, except the 1.4 TFSI 185PS. It adds a contrasting colour for the roof line and for aerodynamic body styling elements that are also added over and above the Sport specification, plus larger 17-inch ‘five-arm’ design bi-colour alloy wheels that expand on the Sport model’s 16-inch examples. For a more resolutely sporty look a double-blade roof spoiler, also in a contrasting colour, can be added at extra cost.
The Audi A1 Black Edition is based on the top S line specification, and is available exclusively in conjunction with the 185PS 1.4-litre TFSI petrol engine and the newly introduced 143PS 2.0-litre TDI. For a premium of £1,100 over the S line models, it adds a black styling treatment for the single frame grille surround and number plate holder, dark tinted rear privacy glass, 18-inch five-arm rotor design alloy wheels in a titanium finish in place of the S line model’s 17-inch equivalents and Xenon Plus headlights with LED daytime-running lights. Plus you get full electronic climate control as an enhancement to the S line model’s manual air conditioning and the Audi Sound System speaker upgrade giving 180 watts of output.
The Audi A1 now has the option of a new TDI (diesel) engine – a 2.0 litre unit (six speed gearbox) which produces a 143PS which is enough to propel the A1 from 0-62 mph in 8.2 seconds and then on to a top speed of 135 mph.
According to Audi you should see 68.9mpg on the combined cycle and as it only produces 108g/km, it positions the A1 2.0 TDI in the VED band B (£20 per annum).
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