Audi decided the best place to invite the members of the press to have a go in the new A1 Quattro is a frozen lake in Sweden with temperatures of minus-10!
And you know what? It probably is. This A1 might be small and fluffy, but it’s a beast of a car with 256hp and quattro permanent all-wheel drive system. It’s basically a rally car for the streets. A bit of snow and ice is not enough to make this funny little car crumble.
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.
0 to 100km/h in this car takes just 5.7 seconds, and top speed is 245 km/h (152.24 mph). The quattro is expected to consume on average less than 8.5 liters of fuel per 100 km (27.67 US mpg).