Audi announced a new, extremely frugal version of Audi A1, powered by a 1.6 liter TDI engine, which does 74.3 mpg and emits 99 g/km of Co2.
That means the car is exempted from road tax and the London congestion charge. And that means the the pricing of £14,480 to £17,865, (depending on the trim; SE, Sport and S line) is actually reasonable.
Alright, so the performance is a bit shabby, with zero to 62mph in 10.5 seconds, and top speed of 118mph, but if you want a fast A1 get the one with the turbo engine. This model is all about economy and it excels at it.
It is an expensive little car, but you do get a very decent amount of kit as standard with it. That includes engine start-stop function, energy recuperation, alloy wheels, air conditioning, single CD audio system with MP3 compatibility, ESP with latest differential lock system. SE, Sport and S line. Features common to all include alloy wheels, remote central locking, air conditioning, electric front windows and mirrors and a six-speaker single CD audio system with auxiliary iPod connection linked to a 6.5-inch retractable display.