AUDI

AUDI A1 SPORTBACK 35 TFSI S Line 5dr S Tronic [Tech Pack]

Fuel

FuelPetrol

Transmission

TransmissionAutomatic

Acceleration

0 - 62 mph7.7s

WLTP - CO2 (g/km)

WLTP - CO2142 g/km

ALL FOR ONE

June Neary on Audi's shapely supermini

Will It Suit Me?

There are those cars that make you wonder who on earth the target customer is and then there's the Audi A1 Sportback. I know the typical customer for this car pretty well because it's me. Somebody who appreciates a smart looking car, isn't afraid to put their hand in their pocket for it but doesn't need something so big that it becomes unwieldy. I'm looking for something quietly stylish and I while I'm fully aware that underneath the pretty styling sits the underpinnings of a Volkswagen Polo, I'm prepared to play Audi's game and pay the premium. This corner of the market has boomed in recent years with all manner of choices available to the customer who wants something a little more chic than the run of the mill hatch. The MINI has proved the cornerstone of this market, but Alfa Romeo's MiTo, BMW's 1 Series and even Lexus's hybrid CT200h all offer something for the motorist looking for the proven residuals of a premium badge in a compact package.

Practicalities

The nuts and bolts first. You can now buy the A1 only in a five door Sportback body style. In silhouette, the A1 looks a rather unadventurous shape, but Audi have given the car some lovely detailed touches that will have friends cooing over it in envy. Width and height remain much the same as part of a low-slung stance with short overhangs. The wide, low-placed Singleframe grille and the implied side air inlets dominate the distinctive front, above which are three flat bonnet slits which pay homage to the Sport quattro, the brand's rally icon from 1984. From the side, there's a wide, flat sloping C-pillar that seems to push the car forward even while standing still. The roof contrast line, which is available in two dark colours, ends above the C-pillar. There are smarter 3D-style rear lights too. And inside? Well there's a more spacious cabin with classier design highlighted by a fully digital instrument cluster with a high-resolution 10.25-inch display and a multifunction steering wheel. The TFT instrument display screen that we're now familiar from other Audi models is now standard for A1 buyers and in its optional 'Virtual Cockpit' guise, offers an extended range of functions such as animated navigation maps and graphics of some driver assistance systems in the driver's direct field of vision. Adults in the rear seats still enjoy reasonable head and leg room by supermini standards. The boot is reasonable too and its 335-litre capacity is easily enough for a weekend away while the rear seats fold down to offer 1,090- litres if I need to take 'im indoors a bit further afield.

Behind the Wheel

Settle in behind the steering wheel and you'll find a beautifully finished dashboard, with lovely knurled metal minor controls that only Audi can really carry off in this class of car. The view out is a little compromised by the thick door and rear three quarter pillars but the car is relatively compact and easy to place thanks to its accurate steering. There are four petrol engines to choose from, all enhanced by turbocharging and direct injection. Things kick off with the '25 TFSI' derivative, which has a 1.0-litre three cylinder unit offering 95PS. Next up is the '30 TFSI' variant, which uses a 116PS version of the same engine. Moving further on, there's the '35 TFSI' model offers a 150PS 1.5-litre four-cylinder engine which uses a cylinder on demand technology. And if you want more power, there's a '40 TFSI' 'S line Competition' derivative using a 2.0 TFSI engine with 200PS. Diesel power is notable by its absence. All engines can be linked to either a manual gearbox or the seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission, with the exception of the 200PS variant which uses a six-speed S tronic transmission as standard.

Value For Money

Pricing isn't much different to before, mainly siting in the £18,000 to £25,000 bracket for the single five-door body style now on offer. For our market, there are the usual 'SE', 'Sport' and 'S line' specification options. With 'S line' trim, you get a more dynamic look courtesy of larger air inlets, additional sill trims, plus an elongated slit centrally below the bonnet with two fins and a larger rear wing. Go for 2.0 TFSI 200PS engine and you have to have 'S line Competition' trim, in this guise striking twin tailpipes adding to the air of purpose. Buyers get a choice of ten colours which, as an option, can be combined with a contrasting roof colour extending from the A-pillar to the roof edge spoiler. The exterior mirror housings, the side front spoiler lips and the side sills are also available in a contrasting colour.

Could I Live With One?

I could certainly live with the Audi A1 Sportback. In fact I'm not sure if I've driven a car in the past year that's more me than this sassy supermini. There are moments - just moments, mind - when I wonder if I've been gulled by the shiny bits and Audi's slick marketing machine but one glimpse of the A1 in a shop window as I drive by convinces me otherwise. What's the purpose of life if you can't treat yourself once in a while?

  • Rear wiper
  • Heated rear windscreen
  • Rain and light sensors
  • Electric front and rear windows
  • Heat insulating glass windscreen and side windows

  • Brake assist function
  • Hill hold assist
  • Electronic Stability Control including ABS, EBD, ASR and EDL

  • Front and rear black floor mats with contrast stitching in fine silver

  • Sports suspension

  • Voice control system
  • Audi connect safety emergency and service including E-call
  • Bluetooth interface
  • Audi smartphone interface with connect compatible smartphone via USB directly MMI display + Nav,music, third party apps controlled via MMI controller

  • Audi drive select - power steering assistance + engine + gear shift 3 preset modes (auto, dynamic, efficiency and an Individual mode)
  • Electromechanical power steering
  • Speed limiter
  • Rear parking sensor
  • Lane departure warning system
  • Cruise control

  • Automatic start/stop system

  • Driver's information system
  • Service interval indicator
  • 10.25" Digital instrument cluster display classis style instrument dials + speed,odometer,time,outside temperature,telephone menu + fuel level warning
  • Washer fluid level indicator

  • Electrically adjustable, heated, folding door mirrors with integrated LED side indicator
  • Automatic dimming rear view mirror
  • Body coloured door mirrors

  • Structured grey accent areas including air vents, door handle recesses and centre console in quartz paint finish
  • Aluminium trim for control switches, air vents and digital instrument cluster

  • 1 x SDXC card reader
  • 1 x USB type C and 1 USB type A charging points
  • MMI radio plus with 8.8" colour MMI display screen and MMI touch
  • DAB Digital radio

  • Door sills with aluminium inlays and S Line logo
  • S line badges on front wings
  • Silver grey inlays polygon structure in diamond paint finish
  • Radiator protective grille frame in matt aluminium silver
  • Radiator grille and rear diffuser in matt titanium black
  • Front side air inlets in grained matt black and C frame in titanium black
  • Side front spoiler lips in grained matt black

  • LED headlights with LED rear lights + dynamic rear indicators + headlight adjustment and high beam, turning light + LED daytime running lights
  • Rear fog lights

  • Black cloth headlining
  • Stainless steel pedals
  • Leather gear knob with aluminium trim
  • 12V socket in centre console with two cup holders
  • Height and reach adjustable steering wheel

  • Luggage compartment light with front and rear reading lights

  • S line exterior styling pack - A1 Sportback
  • Luggage compartment pack - A1
  • LED interior lighting pack - A1
  • Technology pack - A1 Sportback

  • Seatbelt monitoring
  • Driver and front passenger airbag with front side and head airbags
  • Front and rear seatbelt reminder
  • 3x3 point rear seatbelts
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit
  • Seatbelt height adjustment for front seats
  • Tyre pressure warning light
  • Front passenger airbag deactivation switch

  • Driver and passenger seat with manual height adjust with forward and backwards adjustment
  • 3 rear seats with headrests
  • Manually adjustable lumbar support in front seats
  • ISOFIX child seat mounting for front passenger and outer rear seats including top tether attachment point of outer rear seats
  • 40:60 Split folding rear seat or folded fully
  • Front head restraints

  • Anti theft alarm
  • Immobiliser
  • Audi pre-sense front with pedestrain and cyclist recognition
  • Remote central locking with 2 foldaway keys
  • Anti theft wheel bolts and loose wheel warning

  • CO2 (g/km): 117
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
  • HC+NOx: N
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb: 142
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max: 143
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min: 142

  • Engine Code: GBACKG
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Number of Valves: 16
  • Camshaft: DOHC
  • Fuel Delivery: TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • Engine Layout: FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Transmission: SEMI-AUTO
  • Gears: 7 SPEED
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm): 74.9
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm): 85.9
  • CC: 1498

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies: True
  • EC Urban (mpg): 43.5
  • EC Extra Urban (mpg): 67.3
  • EC Combined (mpg): 55.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb: 44.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min: 44.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max: 44.8
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb: 6.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min: 6.3
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max: 6.3

  • Generation Mark: 2
  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying: False
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?: False
  • Special Edition: False
  • Special Order: False
  • Based On ID: N
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07: 26E
  • Service Interval Mileage: 19000
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: 24
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: 95
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: 85
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 73
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: 80
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 5
  • Badge Power: 150
  • Badge Engine CC: 1.5
  • Vehicle Homologation Class: M1
  • Coin Series: S Line [Tech Pack]
  • Coin Description: TFSI
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 60000
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 12

  • Engine Power - KW: 110
  • Engine Power - RPM: 5000
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT: 184
  • Engine Torque - NM: 250
  • Engine Torque - RPM: 1500
  • Engine Power - BHP: 150
  • Engine Power - PS: True
  • 0 to 60 mph (secs): False
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs): 7.7
  • Top Speed: 137
  • Engine Torque - MKG: 25.5

  • Emissions Test Cycle: WLTP

  • Tyre Size Front: 215/45 R17
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: False
  • Wheel Style: 5 TWIN SPOKE
  • Tyre Size Rear: 215/45 R17
  • Tyre Size Spare: TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Type: 17" ALLOY

  • Width (including mirrors): 1940
  • Height (including roof rails): 1409
  • Length: 4029
  • Width: 1740
  • Wheelbase: 2563

  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1165
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 1705
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 40
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): 335
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Max. Loading Weight: 540
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down): 1090
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 10.5

  • Audi side assist including rear cross-traffic assist: £75

  • 6 passive loudspeakers: Included

  • Contrast roof - Manhattan grey: £425
  • Contrast roof - Mythos black: £425
  • Metallic paint: £575
  • Pearlescent paint: £575
  • Special paint: £575
  • Solid paint: Included

  • Manual air conditioning: Included

  • Tool kit: Included
  • Pulse cloth/leatherette upholstery with front sport seats + embossed S logo and contrast stitching in Fine silver: Included
  • 3 spoke leather multi-function plus steering wheel features S badging and grips in perforated leather with contrast stitching: Included
  • 3 spoke flat bottomed multi-function leather steering wheel with paddle shift: £250
  • Frequency alcantara/leatherette upholstery with contrast stitching in fine silver and S embossed logo + front sports seats: £600

  • Plus pack - A1 Sportback: £695
  • Comfort and sound pack - A1 Sportback: £1,150

  • Metallic - Chronos grey: £575
  • Metallic - Python yellow: £575
  • Metallic - Glacier white: £575
  • Metallic - Mythos black: £575

  • Pearl - Arrow Grey: £575
  • Pearl - Misano Red: £575

  • Solid - Shell white: £0

  • Special solid - Turbo blue: £575
  • Special solid - Tioman green: £575

  • Frequency alcantara/leatherette - Black with fine silver contrast stitching with embossed S logo + front sport seats: £600
  • Pulse cloth/leatherette - Black with fine silver contrast stitching with embossed S logo + front sport seats: £0

  • 17" 5 Spoke design alloy wheels in black: £250
  • 17" 5 twin spoke design partly polished alloy wheels: Included
  • 17" 5 V spoke design partly polished alloy wheels: £250
  • 18" 5 Y spoke design partly polished alloy wheels in contrasting grey: £750

  • Space saving spare wheel: £100
  • Tool kit and Jack: £25
  • Tyre repair kit: Included

Whilst every effort is made to verify and ensure the accuracy of the data, the information should only be used as a guide and no purchasing decision should be made without verification of the data from either the manufacturer or franchised dealer. Our offers may be on a different model year to that represented by this data and so specification may differ accordingly.

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