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New S1 spotted

Spotted by us on Auto Express

It's the ultimate A1 and these are the best pictures yet of the hot hatch that will take the fight to MINI's John Cooper Works and the upcoming VW Polo R.

This is the new Audi S1, which our spies have caught undergoing testing at the Nurburgring circuit in Germany. Although painted a subtle shade of dark blue, it's obviously no ordinary small Audi just check out the wider tracks, wider rubber, lowered suspension and twin rear exhaust pipes.

Likely to make its debut at the Frankfurt Motor Show later this year, the S1 is expected to pack quattro four-wheel drive and a 220bhp 1.6-litre turbocharged petrol engine. That would make it the only all-wheel drive car in its class and the most powerful too.

With 220bhp on from a new 1.6-litre unit the same engine will be used in the Polo R the S1 should be able to do 0-60mph in just six seconds with a top speed of around 140mph. A six-speed manual gearbox or an optional six-speed automatic (which the A1 quattro will also use) are thought to be the transmission choices.

There's no word on price but expect the S1 to kick off at around 23,000.

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Would prefer the "S1" name to be used something more iconic?

I'm happy with my name so I let them use it on the little car

These HOT hatches are getting too hot for my liking !

lynchy wrote:
These HOT hatches are getting too hot for my liking !

Very true   Just think:

+ 40 bhp with a remap = 265, the same as a standard B5 S4

+ 75 bhp with a downpipe, I/C and a few more bits = 300 bhp !!!

The A1 1.6 tdi`s kerb weight is 1140kg`s so i cant think this will be heavier so the power to weight ratio will be very impressive !  and as you say David easy to gain more power ! This will be a right pocket rocket !

Anyone else wondering about the RS1 yet!?! That would be mental...

due in 2013/ 14    

philipwalker wrote:
Would prefer the "S1" name to be used something more iconic?

Yeh couldnt agree more! There can be only ONE S1 - the fire breathing group B 750 hp monster that spawned all the s cars! They should do what BMW have done & call it the 1S  ( they call the 1M that out of respect for their M1 supercar of the eighties)

If it does get 4wd, then this will be a very interesting car. If not, Ill just have MINI JCW Coupe for that price. Forum Index -> AudiSRS News
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