Audi S1 coming in 2011 with 180-hp, no quattro

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Many are looking forward to the launch of the Audi A1 scheduled for March at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. However, many are excited to see what the S version of the A1 will offer. According to a report by AutoCar, Audi is working on an S1 hatchback, which will take on the likes of Mini Cooper S and Alfa Romeo’s MiTo Colverleaf when it goes on sale in 2011.

The S1 will be based on the upcoming Volkswagen Polo GTI and will be powered by V-dub’s turbocharged 1.4L, direct-injection 4-cylinder engine making 180-hp and a peak torque of 184 lb-ft. However, the Audi S3 will do high-performance without all-wheel-drive, making it the first S badged model not to use the company’s quattro system.

Insiders say that the Audi S1 should make its debut at next year’s Paris Motor Show. Sales in Europe will start in early 2011.

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– By: Kap Shah

Source: AutoCar