Our video review of the new Audi S1 and Audi S1 Sportback with quattro AWD. Join us on the ice!
The new Audi S1 is one of those cars where you first ask yourself: How on earth would you need 231 horse power in such a small car? The name and the concept of such power in a smaller car is inspired by the original S1 from the Rallye Championship of the 1980ties. However, now the S1 comes for every day driving on the street – but it is really not ordinary.
What is especially important here on the ice is to turn off the electronic stability programme. You can do this in 2 steps – and here we need the second step, of course.
5,8 sec is the sprint from 0 to 100 km/h, we got a turbo backed 2 litre engine maximizing it to 370 Nm of torque. To get the power to the ground, we got the quattro all wheel drive as well as a transverse differential lock – this is done electronically.
The interior is usually dominated by black, but there is the quattro interior pack to colour it up. Same counts for the exterior: To stress the performance domination, there is the quattro exterior pack.
Audi says, the consumption is about 7 litres on 100 kilometres. That will never be true, rather calculate with 9 litres. Our friends in the USA wont have the chance to buy this little fellow, as the Audi range starts with the A3. In Germany it will start at 30.000 Euro, the price for the UK is not fixed yet.