Why the 185-hp Audi A1 1.4 TFSI isn’t badge the S1

2011 Audi A1 1.4 TFSI

Earlier this morning Audi dropped the first details and images of the new 2011 Audi A1 1.4 TFSI, which will debut at the 2010 Paris Motor Show. Power comes from a 1.4L direct-injected Twincharger 4-cylinder making 185-hp, making it the most powerful A1 in the lineup. So why isn’t it called the Audi S1?

According to officials at Ingolstadt, the last-minute move was made since the compact hatchback lacks all-wheel-drive – a feature that is a part of all Audi”s dedicated S models since the rally-bred Quattro S1.

Mated to a 7-speed S-tronic, the Audi A1 1.4 TFSI goes from 0 to 62 mph in 6.9 seconds with a top speed of 141 mph.

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2011 Audi A1 1.4 TFSI:

– By: Zain Haq

Source: AutoCar