2011 Audi A1

Years and years of waiting are (almost) over. Audi has finally announced, officially announced, that is, the 2011 Audi A1. At least for our European brethren that is. There’s no word on if / when the US will see this mini car.

Speaking of MINI, that’s who Audi is going after with the A1. Decidedly “mini” in size, the A1 is just 155.5 inches long. To be fair, that’s a full 10″ longer than the Mini Cooper, but the same length as the Mini Clubman. Under the hood will be your choice of the following engines:

  • 90 HP / 169 lb-ft 1.6 liter TDI
  • 105 HP / 184 lb-ft 1.6 liter TDI
  • 86 HP / 118 lb-ft 1.2 liter TFSI Gas I-4
  • 122 HP / 147 lb-ft 1.4 liter TFSI Gas I-4

Curb weight is a scant 2300 lbs – which should be good for handling and fuel economy. All in all, it’s a smart little car. Good looks, sounds like performance will be solid, plenty of luxury options, and a base price of 16,000 Euros. Hey Audi, we (United States) like cars like this too. Just sayin.

2011 Audi A1 Gallery

Published on February 16, 2010 in Audi

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