Audi A1

Audi A1 ( since 2010)

The Audi A1 ( internal type designation 8X ) is a supermini car produced by Audi, which was launched on 4 March 2010 at the Geneva Motor Show the public. The vehicle is technically based on the VW Polo V, the first deliveries took place in September 2010.

  • 7.1 A1 e -tron


At the beginning of the A1 was only available as a three-door hatchback. On 11 February 2012, the five-door Sportback version, which is available for purchase since mid-November 2011 followed. The A1 Sportback is become a little wider, but the roofline has been slightly shifted in favor of headroom in the rear to the rear, the length remains unchanged.

Audi A1 Sportback (since 2012)


Equipment lines

  • Attraction: base model with steel wheels, dynamic suspension, Radio / CD, Electric adjustable door mirrors, electric windows, height-adjustable driver's seat, start-stop system (not at 66 kW TDI with S tronic ), manual air conditioning, but without fog lights.
  • Ambition: Opposite Attraction with 16-inch cast aluminum wheels, sport suspension, fog lights, aluminum look in the interior, sports seats, leather sports steering wheel, driver information system.
  • S line: Based on the Ambition equipment line, but with 17-inch cast aluminum wheels, S line sports suspension, sports seats in S -line optics, LED interior lighting package and a black headliner.

Special Features

In addition to the equipment lines numerous optional extras are possible. Among other things, bi-xenon headlights with LED daytime running lights, parking sensors front and rear, a High-Beam Assistant and an auto-dimming rearview mirror. There are also various multimedia supplements as an MMI navigation system with 6.5 -inch TFT color screen or a Bose surround sound system with 465 watts of output power.


The design study was presented on 19 October 2008 at the Paris Motor Show and is similar to the shape of the Audi A3. The approximately 25 cm shorter vehicle is also equipped with the Audi single-frame grille as a design feature. A1 when it was cut at the upper ends. Around the car is said of Audi " tornado line " sheet edge. In conjunction with Xenon light the headlights take the familiar from other Audi models, LED daytime running lights. The taillights are fully integrated as the Audi Q5 in the tailgate and also run in conjunction with the xenon headlights with LED technology. The xenon headlights and LED tail lights are since its market launch in Germany but only available as an optional extra (various light packages ).


In the Euro NCAP crash test in November 2010, the Audi A1 received 90 % of the points for occupant protection, 79 % for child protection and 49 % for pedestrian protection.


The series production of 500 vehicles per day was planned from the autumn of 2009 at the plant in Brussels.

Audi had initially expected a sales figure of 50,000 vehicles for 2010 and so many made ​​. Of these, 28,000 were admitted, of which in Germany 40 % were dealer or Audi itself. BMW sold 42,000 copies in the same period from the Mini. Until September 2010, over 2,000 vehicles were sold in Germany. The financial report H1 2011 Audi admits to have sold 63 518 A1 (from 660 446 Audi total, of which 140,699 in China including Hong Kong). The ' Interim Report for the third quarter of 2011 ' reported 88 784 deliveries to customers in the first nine months of 2011 (previous year: 7,411 ).

For 2011, Audi aimed at a global sales volume of 120,000 units and was also planning to enter the market of the A1 in China.

In the first half of 2012, sales stagnated with 64 413 units, despite the development of new markets and the introduction of the five-door Sportback model variation at the level of the same period last year with 63.106 vehicles delivered.


After 32 years there is again a small car from Audi. The Audi 50, identical with the later published Polo 1, is thus the ancestor of the Audi A1 since evolved from this series of the popular Polo, is built on the fifth deck of the A1.


A1 e -tron

Approximately 2012 would also have an electric drive system called the Audi A1 e -tron should be available with a range of 50 kilometers, but a possible launch has been postponed indefinitely. Its power is 75 kW (102 hp) and a maximum torque of 240 Nm. In continuous operation reduces the power to 45 kW (61 hp). In 10.2 seconds, the vehicle will accelerate from 0 to 100 km / h and reach a top speed of 130 km / hr.

The power is transmitted with a single-stage gearbox. Is the positioned ahead of the rear axle lithium -ion battery is empty, the charging takes place over a 15 - kW rotary engine, which is mounted under the trunk while driving. The so-called range extender increases the range by another 200 kilometers. Using a plug-in connection to a 400 volt power can be in three hours fully charge the battery again. The fuel consumption would amount to two liters of Super per 100 kilometers.


The A1 is built on the same platform as the VW Polo PQ25 V and Seat Ibiza IV.

All models of the A1 with the exception of the 1.4 TFSI 136 kW ( 185 hp ) and the 1.6 TDI S tronic 66 kW ( 90 PS) have a standard start-stop and a recuperation by which the consumption can be reduced.

The only turbocharged petrol and diesel engines will be offered with dual clutch transmissions.

A supercharged 1.4 TFSI is for the A1 and A1 Sportback also with 103 kW ( 140 hp) and cylinder deactivation available, the 2.0 TDI with 105 kW ( 143 hp ), which is already available from the two-door model since August 2011, can since the end of April 2012, be ordered from the Sportback.