Winter is the only time Audi can bring out the A1 Quattro and try to make sense of what they’ve created. Only when you have miles of empty snow-covered mountain roads to yourself having a 260 hp four-wheel-drive hatchback makes a bit of sense. For the rest of the time, it is just unnecessary and totally bonkers.
But hey, if you are willing to spend over $60,000 on a hatchback, chances are you are getting it as a toy, so who cares! Check out the A1 hitting the snow for some Quattro fun in the hands of DTM pilot Filipe Albuquerque:
The Audi A1 quattro is powered by the 2.0 TFSI engine. The 1,984 cc, four-cylinder engine combines gasoline direct injection with turbocharging in the classic Audi manner. Among its highlights are the adjustable intake cam shaft and the two balance shafts, which ensure smooth operation. Maximum torque of 350 Nm (258.15 lb-ft) is continuously available between 2,500 and 4,500 rpm, and peak power (188 kW/256 hp) is developed at 6,000 rpm.