Audi A1 will get high-performance S1, 5-door, cabriolet variants by 2012
According to Audi boss Rupert Stadler, Audi will milk the A1 for all its worth. The new compact Audi is designed to be turned into four individual models in a move the Stadler predicts will add at least 100,000 additional sales to its books annually.
The first model is the three-door hatchback we saw last night that is scheduled to go on sale in Europe later this year with prices starting around 16,000 euros ($22,062 USD).
Sources say that the three-door hatch will be followed by a five-door version that will share the same styling and dimensions but will be priced a little higher. Also under development is an Audi S1 due out in 2012. Power will come from a 1.4L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine putting out 180-hp. During the same year, Audi will also unveil an A1 cabriolet with a fabric hood and 2+2 seating.
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Refresher: The 2011 Audi A1 will go on sale in Europe later this year with prices starting around 16,000 euros ($22,062 USD). Power will come from a lineup of 4-cylinder engines, which consists of two TDI diesels and two TFSI gasoline units with output ranging from 84-hp to 122-hp. Mated to a 7-speed S tronic transmission, fuel-economy will range from 44 mpg and 62 mpg.
2011 Audi A1:
– By: Kap Shah