ABT Audi A1 gets more firepower, style, and… graphics?

ABT Audi A1

The Audi A1 can serve as both a stylish hatchback and as a sporty car, depending on the time and place. Abt, a German tuning car company, has taken notice of both of these traits and built a custom package that highlights and enhances both the sleekness and the speed of the machine.

The external package comes in three different colors, each customized to fit the user”s style. The body also receives a makeover: front spoilers, side skirts, rear spoilers, diffusers, and new mufflers and tailpipes come with Abt”s design package 17 and 18 inch wheels also add to the experience, while inside new mats add some elegance to the package.

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Performance is upped for the 1.2, 1.4, TFSI and 1.6 L TDI engines, by 29-hp, 28-hp, and 20-hp respectively. The final horsepowers of these three models – 115, 150, and between 110-125- give a car as light and small as the Audi A1 some extra firepower. That prospect alone makes the package worth considering, though another important piece: the pricing- has not yet been released.

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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.

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– By: Zain Haq