2013 Audi A1 Sportback | Review, Price, Interior, Exterior, Engine

November 28th, 2012 | Category: Audi | 1899 Views

2013 Audi A1 Sportback | Review, Price, Interior, Exterior, Engine. – Welcome to Neocarsuv.com, we will provide the latest information about the Audi A1 Sportback. 2013 Audi A1 Sportback is one brand new car from Audi that was released in 2013. We will also review about the price, interior, exterior and engine of the 2013 Audi A1 Sportback.

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Audi has confirmed that the new five door A1 Sportback light car will make its Australian debut in mid 2012, with pricing and specifications to be confirmed closer to launch. The A1 Sportback made its international market debut in Spain this week, entering as a more practical version of the existing three door variant. The three door has been on sale in Australia since late 2010. While both bodystyles share the same 3954mm length and 2469mm wheelbase, the five door A1 benefits from a taller roofline, giving rear passengers great headroom.

Audi is crowning its successful A1 model series with an exclusive top of the line model. The dynamic Audi A1 quattro, limited to just 333 units, moves to the head of the compact class. Its two liter, turbocharged engine produces 188 kW (256 hp) and 350 Nm (258.15 lb ft) of torque, which is delivered to all four wheels. The Audi A1 quattro sprints from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 5.7 seconds and has a top speed of 245 km/h (152.24 mph).

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.

Every detail of the sporty, sonorous four cylinder engine has been optimized for high performance and low fuel consumption. Common rail injection, a turbocharger with intercooler and a regulated oil pump are just a few examples. The Audi A1 quattro is expected to consume on average less than 8.5 liters of fuel per 100 km (27.67 US mpg). Yet it performs like a top notch sports car: The standard sprint takes just 5.7 seconds, and top speed is 245 km/h (152.24 mph).

The A1 Convertible will be offered with the same engines as the A1 hatchback version: those from the TDI and FSI ranges. TSI and TFSI are expensive and performance orientated, which makes them less likely to be offered for the new Audi base model. Rumors also talk about a future hybrid version. The design will be inspired by that of the 2005 Audi Shooting Brake concept, especially in the rear. Two or four doors will be offered for passenger access plus an extra door for the generously sized trunk. The general look of the car will be a sporty and dynamic one, a match for the already announced competitor, the Volvo C30.

2013 Audi A1 Sportback Price :
The current Audi A1, which launched 18 months ago and shares its platform with the Volkswagen Polo, has done considerably well given it was only available as a three door to date. The addition of two rear doors and slightly more rear headroom means the A1 Sportback now appeals to entirely new buyer groups. Audi Australia expects sales of the A1 range will grow considerably thanks to the Sportback, which starts from just $26,500 for the entry model 1.2 TFSI manual.

Another $3500 will get you the engine you’re much more likely to love, the 1.4 TFSI with a 6 speed manual (add $2350 for 7-Speed S tronic). With 90kW and 200Nm, fuel consumption increases by only 0.3L/100km but the dash to 100km/h is three seconds faster, which makes a world of difference if you think of driving as more than just a means to an end. Essentially the 1.4 TFSI is Audi’s equivalent of the five door, $28,990 Volkswagen Polo GTI, and even if there’s been greater investment in the Audi’s construction, quality and presentation it’s still an eyebrow raiser when you look at price tags that are nearly $14,000 apart.

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2013 Audi A1 Sportback Interior :
The Audi A1 quattro will be available from the second half of 2012 and will be supplied to customers with a full range of equipment. It includes many features taken directly from the luxury class, including xenon plus headlights, high beam assistant, adaptive brake lights, LED interior lighting package, light and rain sensor, automatically dimming interior mirror, rear parking system, automatic air conditioning, alarm system, storage package, convenience key and cruise control.

The infotainment equipment likewise leaves nothing to be desired. It includes a CD changer, a digital radio tuner, the Audi music interface and MMI navigation plus. The Bose sound system drives 14 speakers with 465 watts of power; the woofers in the doors are indirectly lit with light guide LEDs. Audi connect uses the Bluetooth online car phone to connect to the Internet and deliver special web services, including Google Earth, to the car. Passengers can also connect their mobile devices to the integrated WLAN hotspot.

Well, the expansion of the A1 family we told you about is happening, albeit slowly. Audi has already unveiled the A1 Sportback, a five door hatch to sit alongside the three door. This Audi A1 Convertible will be the next bodystyle to join the ranks but it won’t be the last. Audi is planning a smaller soft roader to join the Q family. It had previously been positioned as a Q1 baby SUV, but CAR understands this model is now likely to be called the Q2 to position it a notch higher up the range in buyers’ minds.

2013 Audi A1 Sportback Exterior :
The Audi A1 quattro rolls on 8.0 J x 18 cast alloy wheels. They are Glacier White, feature an exclusive turbine design and are fitted with 225/35-series tires. The internally vented front brake discs measure 312 millimeters (12.28 in) in diameter and are gripped by black calipers. The ESP stabilization program includes a sport mode and can be switched off entirely for a trip to the race track, for example.

One look is all it takes to see that the Audi A1 quattro is a very special vehicle. It is available only in Glacier White metallic, and its roof is painted high gloss black. The front bumper is muscular, the frame and grate of the single frame grille are high gloss black. The curved bars in the headlights the wings are red. The grille, the roof arch and the rear hatch sport quattro badges.

From the outside the Audi A1 is certainly nice to look at, particularly for its size. It’s arguably the best looking of the light car family from the Volkswagen Group (which all share the same DNA) and Audi designers have done a great job to ensure the company’s family look is passed down without much compromise. With the now famous single frame Audi grille and wrap around bonnet, the A1 turns heads wherever it goes. Especially when it comes with the new look LED daytime running lights.

The rear windows are tinted; the roof flows into a large, two color wing. The color black accentuates the rear hatch and the diffuser. The LED rear lights are tinted; the rear bumper sports a distinctive look. The exhaust system terminates in two polished dual tailpipes on the left and the right, each measuring 100 millimeters (3.94 in) in diameter. The Audi A1 quattro is 3,987 millimeters (13.08 ft) long, 1,740 millimeters (5.71 ft) wide and 1,416 millimeters (4.65 ft) tall, making it somewhat longer than the model on which it is based. Luggage capacity is 210 liters (7.42 cu ft); folding down the rear seats increases this to 860 liters (30.37 cu ft).

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2013 Audi A1 Sportback Engine :
The 1.6 litre TDI is available in two states of tune, one producing 66kW and 230Nm of torque, and the other delivering 77kW and 250Nm. In entry level 66kW form and paired with a five speed manual transmission, the 0-100km/h run is covered in 11.6 seconds. Fuel consumption is listed at just 3.8 l/100km, bettering (just barely) the 3.9 l/100km of the MINI Cooper D. Audi says the 77kW version will hit 100km/h in 10.7 seconds, with fuel consumption also at 3.8 l/100km.

With only 63kW of power and 160Nm of torque (1500-3500rpm), the 1.2 TFSI manual is mainly there to provide a lower price entry point for those who must have an A1 but can’t stretch to the higher models. Interestingly, the same engine is also employed in Australia by sister companies Volkswagen and Skoda, albeit in a higher state of tune that comes with 14kW more power and 15Nm more torque.

The three petrol engines include an entry level 1.2 litre engine producing 63kW and 160Nm. Paired with a five-speed manual, the small four cylinder promises a 0-100km/h time of 11.9 seconds, and fuel consumption figures of 5.1 l/100km. A pair of 1.4 litre TFSI engines follow, with the less powerful option offering 90kW and 200Nm. The 0-100km/h run is listed at 9.0 seconds, and fuel consumption at 5.4 l/100km (5.3 for the automatic version). Lastly, the range topping model is also a 1.4 litre TFSI unit, producing a meatier 136kW and 250Nm of torque. The 0-100km/h run is over in 7.0 seconds, Audi says, and fuel consumption is listed at 5.9 l/100km.

If you must have a diesel, the 1.6 TDI (66kW/230Nm) is offered at the same price as the 1.4 TFSI but only in the lower spec Attraction trim. Although fuel consumption is exceptional (3.8L/100km for the manual and 4.2L/100km for the auto), driving feel is similar to the 1.2 TFSI and it takes 11.4 seconds to reach 100km/h from a standstill. Although we are generally a big supporter of diesel powered vehicles (particularly German ones), given the fuel consumption difference between the 1.4 TFSI and 1.6 TDI auto is just 1.1L/100km, in this case the A1 simply makes more sense as a petrol.

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