Rumor: Audi RS1 in the works, will be powered by 2.0L TFSI from GTI

2011 Audi A1 1.4 TFSI

At the 2010 Paris Motor Show, we were expecting Audi to unveil the Audi S1, however, all we saw was the 185-hp A1 1.4 TFSI. According to Audi, even though the Audi A1 1.4 TFSI produced an outstanding output for its size, it wasn’t badged the S1 since it didn’t carry the ‘S’ badges signature quattro all-wheel-drive system.

Latest reports from Germany suggest that Audi is now working on a quattro A1 that will be badged RS1.

Power for the Audi RS1 will come from a 2.0L TFSI, the same engine in the Golf GTI. Output will be increased to 217-hp.

The Audi RS1 is reported to make its market debut in early 2012.

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2011 Audi A1 1.4 TFSI:

– By: Omar Rana

Source: AutoBild