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      12-21-2011, 03:32 PM   #1
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Audi A1 Quattro

One mean little car, should give MINI a few nightmares when it morphs in the S1.

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As its name would imply, the A1 Quattro comes equipped with the automaker's legendary all-wheel-drive system, with power provided by the same 2.0-liter turbocharged and direct-injected four-cylinder used in the S3. The reworked mill puts out 252 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 258 pound-feet of torque from 2,500 to 4,500 rpm a boost of more than 70 hp and 74 lb-ft over the standard 1.4-liter A1.

A six-speed manual shuttles that power to a Haldex AWD setup and on to center-locking 17-inch wheels that ape the original 80s-era Quattro's style. There's no word on weight, but Audi claims the hi-po A1 will match the S3's 0-60 mph time of 5.7 seconds and top out at 152 mph.

In addition to grippy 225/35 R18 rubber, the wheel wells are filled with a modified MacPherson strut suspension in front and a multi-link setup out back, while the braking hardware has been upgraded with larger discs at all four corners with black painted calipers. The electromechanical steering has also been tweaked to provide a 14.8:1 ratio, the ESP has been modified for high-performance duty and a new electronically controlled differential lock will keep wheelspin at bay. Although Audi decided to keep the rear seats in place, the AWD components have reduced trunk space to 7.4 cubic feet or 2.1 cubes less than the standard model. Not that you care.







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      12-21-2011, 04:04 PM   #2
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I'm sorry but that looks retarded
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I don't understand VWAG.

They underpower their VW models and overprice their properly powered audis, with nothing in between.
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I like it, kinda looks like the fiat 500 imo
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      12-21-2011, 05:57 PM   #5
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would trade my car for that in a heartbeat.
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i like hatchbacks but thats got to be one of the ugliest rears ive ever seen. front looks nice though.
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      12-21-2011, 11:42 PM   #7
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I don't understand VWAG.

They underpower their VW models and overprice their properly powered audis, with nothing in between.
good point
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My mom owns a Audi A1 1.4TFSI which is a very fun car, but feels very nervous and bad, like all VW & Audies...
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I like it, kinda looks like the fiat 500 imo
It looks like a Fiat 500 with a healthy dose of the ugly stick.

That being said, it sounds like it'd be a fun car.
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This looks cool.
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so will the states see this car or no? i wouldnt mind seeing it in person if and when it comes out
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My god I want this car. Pretty sure it's not coming to America though.
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yeah i know i like it, it would be a blast in the winter up here in the midwest hahaha...
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I saw the A1 in person... it isn't exactly pretty
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BMW have tapped into this by mirroring typical BMW dynamics and steering communication within the new UKL cars.
You mean massive body roll, a steering system that is not connected to the front wheels, and the engine note played through the speaker system?!?!?!?!
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I like it except for that stupid spoiler.
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Looks like a fun daily
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