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AUDI A1 SPORTBACK

30 TFSI 110 S Line 5dr

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30 TFSI 110 S Line 5dr AUDI A1 SPORTBACK
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Key Information

Transmission
Transmission Manual
Fuel Type
Fuel Type Petrol
Top Speed
Top Speed 126mph
Emissions
Co2 126.00g/km
Stopwatch
0 - 62mph 10.50s
Engine Size
Engine Size 1.0litres

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Standard Equipment

Technical Data

Review

Driver Convenience

Entertainment

Exterior Features

Interior Features

Packs

Paintwork

Service/Warranty

Trim

Wheels

Driver Convenience

  • 10.25" Digital instrument cluster display classis style instrument dials + speed,odometer,time,outside temperature,telephone menu + fuel level warning
  • Audi connect safety emergency and service including E-call
  • Audi drive select - power steering assistance + engine
  • Audi smartphone interface with connect compatible smartphone via USB directly MMI display + Nav,music, third party apps controlled via MMI controller
  • Automatic start/stop system
  • Bluetooth interface
  • Cruise control
  • Driver's information system
  • Electromechanical power steering
  • Lane departure warning system
  • Rear parking sensor
  • Service interval indicator
  • Speed limiter
  • Voice control system
  • Washer fluid level indicator

Entertainment

  • 1 x SDXC card reader
  • 1 x USB type C and 1 USB type A charging points
  • DAB Digital radio
  • MMI radio plus with 8.8" colour MMI display screen and MMI touch

Exterior Features

  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Body coloured door mirrors
  • Door sills with aluminium inlays and S Line logo
  • Electric front and rear windows
  • Electrically adjustable, heated, folding door mirrors with integrated LED side indicator
  • Front side air inlets in grained matt black and C frame in titanium black
  • Heat insulating glass windscreen and side windows
  • Heated rear windscreen
  • LED headlights with LED rear lights + dynamic rear indicators + headlight adjustment and high beam, turning light + LED daytime running lights
  • Radiator grille and rear diffuser in matt titanium black
  • Radiator protective grille frame in matt aluminium silver
  • Rain and light sensors
  • Rear fog lights
  • Rear wiper
  • S line badges on front wings
  • Side front spoiler lips in grained matt black
  • Silver grey inlays polygon structure in diamond paint finish

Interior Features

  • 12V socket in centre console with two cup holders
  • 3 rear seats with headrests
  • 40:60 Split folding rear seat or folded fully
  • Black cloth headlining
  • Driver and passenger seat with manual height adjust with forward and backwards adjustment
  • Front and rear black floor mats with contrast stitching in fine silver
  • Front head restraints
  • Height and reach adjustable steering wheel
  • ISOFIX child seat mounting for front passenger and outer rear seats including top tether attachment point of outer rear seats
  • Leather gear knob with aluminium trim
  • Luggage compartment light with front and rear reading lights
  • Manually adjustable lumbar support in front seats
  • Stainless steel pedals

Packs

  • LED interior lighting pack - A1
  • Luggage compartment pack - A1
  • S line exterior styling pack - A1 Sportback

Safety

  • 3x3 point rear seatbelts
  • Brake assist function
  • Driver and front passenger airbag with front side and head airbags
  • Electronic Stability Control including ABS, EBD, ASR and EDL
  • Front and rear seatbelt reminder
  • Front passenger airbag deactivation switch
  • Hill hold assist
  • Seatbelt height adjustment for front seats
  • Seatbelt monitoring
  • Tyre pressure warning light
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit

Security

  • Anti theft alarm
  • Anti theft wheel bolts and loose wheel warning
  • Audi pre-sense front with pedestrain and cyclist recognition
  • Immobiliser
  • Remote central locking with 2 foldaway keys

Technical

  • Sports suspension

Trim

  • Aluminium trim for control switches, air vents and digital instrument cluster
  • Structured grey accent areas including air vents, door handle recesses and centre console in quartz paint finish

Emissions - ICE

  • CO2 (g/km)
    111
  • HC+NOx
    Not Available
  • Particles
    Not Available
  • Standard Euro Emissions
    EURO 6
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb
    126
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH
    130
  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL
    125

Engine and Drive Train

  • Camshaft
    DOHC
  • Catalytic Convertor
    Yes
  • CC
    999
  • Cylinder Layout
    IN-LINE
  • Cylinders
    3
  • Cylinders - Bore (mm)
    74.5
  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm)
    76.4
  • Engine Code
    GBACMC
  • Engine Layout
    FRONT TRANSVERSE
  • Fuel Delivery
    TURBO DIRECT INJECTION
  • Gears
    6 SPEED
  • Number of Valves
    12
  • Transmission
    MANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
    No
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb
    5.6
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH
    5.7
  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL
    5.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb
    50.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH
    49.6
  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL
    51.4

General

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying
    No
  • Badge Engine CC
    1.0
  • Badge Power
    110
  • Based On ID
    Not Available
  • Coin Description
    TFSI 110
  • Coin Series
    S Line
  • Generation Mark
    2
  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07
    18E
  • Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years
    12
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years
    3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %
    95
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %
    85
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09
    5
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %
    73
  • NCAP Safety Assist %
    80
  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?
    No
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months
    24
  • Service Interval Mileage
    19000
  • Special Edition
    No
  • Special Order
    No
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage
    60000
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years
    3
  • Vehicle Homologation Class
    M1

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs)
    10.5
  • Engine Power - BHP
    110
  • Engine Power - KW
    81
  • Engine Power - RPM
    5500
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT
    148
  • Engine Torque - MKG
    20.4
  • Engine Torque - NM
    200
  • Engine Torque - RPM
    2000
  • Top Speed
    126

Test Cycles

  • Emissions Test Cycle
    WLTP
  • RDE Certification Level
    RDE 2

Tyres

  • Alloys?
    Yes
  • Space Saver?
    No
  • Tyre Size Front
    215/45 R17
  • Tyre Size Rear
    215/45 R17
  • Tyre Size Spare
    TYRE REPAIR KIT
  • Wheel Style
    5 TWIN SPOKE
  • Wheel Type
    17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

  • Height
    Not Available
  • Height (including roof rails)
    1409
  • Length
    4029
  • Wheelbase
    2563
  • Width
    1740
  • Width (including mirrors)
    1940

Weight and Capacities

  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)
    40
  • Gross Vehicle Weight
    1655
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)
    1090
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)
    335
  • Max. Loading Weight
    550
  • Minimum Kerbweight
    1105
  • No. of Seats
    5
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb
    10.5

AUDI A1 30 TFSI 110 S Line 5dr

- Independent review from Car and Driving
  • Performance
    6
  • Handling
    7
  • Comfort
    6
  • Space
    6
  • Styling
    8
  • Build
    8
  • Value
    6
  • Equipment
    8
  • Economy
    8
  • Depreciation
    8
  • Insurance
    7

With the original A1, this Ingolstadt maker pioneered the idea of a premium supermini. With this second generation version, they aim to perfect it. Jonathan Crouch tries the 30 TFSI variant.

Background

In developing this car, Audi wanted to better replicate some of the sportiness of a rival MINI Hatch 5-Door. And, at the same time, inject into this car a level of comfort and technology never previously seen in the supermini segment. Which is why this MK2-series A1 standardises features like a fully-digitalised instrument cluster, full-LED headlights and the kind of advanced infotainment and camera-driven safety tech you wouldn't expect to find on a supermini-sized car. The A1 only comes in this five-door Sportback form this time round and, as before, shares all its core engineering with other Volkswagen Group superminis - namely the Volkswagen Polo and the SEAT Ibiza. So, like those cars, this one features the Wolfsburg conglomerate's latest MQB-A0 platform. Being stiffer, smarter and lighter, this should allow for more engaging driving dynamics - which was a key missing attribute with this car's predecessor. It all sounds quite promising. Let's see what the smallest expression of 'Vorsprung durch tecknik' can now deliver at the wheel of the most popular 30 TFSI variant.

Driving Experience

You sense right from the outset in driving this second generation A1 that it's a car with quite a bit more of its own personality, even though - as before - all the engineering is still of Polo parentage. The steering's probably the biggest change. It could still use a bit more feel but it's much sharper than before and allows you to place the car exactly where you want it through the bends; clearly the development team were looking to go some way towards the drive dynamics of a rival MINI 5-Door Hatch. But not all the way. Audi buyers wouldn't want that MINI model's firm ride, notchy gearbox and questionable levels of refinement and none of those things are served up here. Engine-wise, the A1 range kicks off with the '25 TFSI' derivative, which has a 1.0-litre three cylinder powerplant offering 95PS, but the vast majority of likely buyers will prefer the '30 TFSI' model we're trying here, which uses a 116PS version of the same engine. With this variant, rest to 62mph occupies 9.5s en route to 126mph; or, to put it another way, not quite as fast as the MINI Cooper 5-Door Hatch, but quicker than the MINI One model - which you sense was the kind of compromise that Audi was aiming at.

Design and Build

Audi's designers were treading a fine line here. The people who didn't buy the original version of this model and chose a 5-Door MINI instead were looking for something more distinctive and fashionable. With this second generation A1, Ingolstadt wanted to better please these people - while continuing to satisfy those who liked this model precisely because of its 'Russian doll' Audi brand authenticity. This time round, there's no three-door body style because only 20% of buyers of the previous generation model wanted that; the five-door 'Sportback' format that remains is 6mm narrower and 13mm lower than before, as part of Audi's efforts to make the shape more interesting. Enter in through the long doors and you'll discover what you probably will have expected to find: the smartest cabin in the class. You don't of course get the double screens on the centre console that would feature in Audi's larger models. But the smart graphics from that swanky set-up feature and, for the first time on any small car, there's the standard fitment of a digital instrument screen to replace conventional dials. Surrounding all of this is a dashboard that exudes solid quality and has some lovely touches, providing you specify your car with a bit of care. In the back, you'll find enough space for a couple of six-footers to sit behind comparably-sized adults in the front, though knees will be brushing the seat backs in front. Out back, there's a decently-sized 335-litre boot.

Market and Model

Pricing for the 30 TFSI sits in the £18,500 to £30,500 bracket. There are various trim options - base 'Tecknik', mid-range 'Sport', then 'S line' and top 'Vorsprung', plus there's an SUV-inspired 'Citycarver' version with a 4cm increase in ride height. You'll be offered the chance to pay just over £1,500 more to upgrade to 7-speed S tronic auto transmission if you want to. As for equipment, well for this second generation model range, Ingolstadt has standardised two key features - full-LED headlights and tail lamps; and a fully-digital instrument cluster - quite a large one too, 10.25-inches in size. Other standard features on the base 'Tecknik'-spec models include 15-inch '5-arm'-design alloy wheels, auto headlamps and wipers, heat-insulating glass, power-adjustable heated mirrors and an anti-theft alarm. Inside, you get a 3-spoke leather multi-function steering wheel, air conditioning, leather for the hand brake and gear knob, an auto-dimming rear view mirror and a speed limiter 'speed warning' system that allows a maximum speed to be set so you can take steps to preserve your licence on highways or in congested urban areas festooned with traffic cameras. Plus there's a comprehensive level of infotainment, courtesy of an 8.8-inch 'MMI Radio Plus' centre-dash screen incorporating 'MMI Touch'. This set-up includes voice control, a 6-speaker DAB audio system, a Bluetooth interface and the 'Audi Smartphone interface' which works with the 'Apple CarPlay' and 'Android Auto' smartphone-mirroring systems.

Cost of Ownership

Both versions of the three cylinder 1.0-litre unit, the '25 TFSI' and the '30 TFSI', return very similar efficiency stats; in the case of the '30 TFSI' with 'Tecknik' trim, a manual gearbox and 15-inch wheels, you're looking at up to 49.6mpg on the combined cycle and up to 128g/km of WLTP-rated CO2. That's for the manual: for the S tronic auto, the WLTP figures are 46.3mpg and 138g/km. Either way, that's quite a bit better than what you'd get from a rival MINI 5-Door Hatch in either MINI One or MINI Cooper form. We should point out that if you order your A1 '30 TFSI' with ritzier 'S line' trim and larger wheels, you'll hit the readings we just gave you by around 5%. Adding in the S tronic auto gearbox has no real impact on the CO2 figures, but hits the fuel result by around 10%. As for maintenance, well servicing your A1 Sportback should be no more taxing than is the case with one of the company's larger cars. As usual with Audi models, there's a choice of either a 'Fixed' or a 'Flexible' servicing regime, the choice between the two depending on the extent of your likely annual mileage.

Summary

Audi knows just what kind of person is likely to buy this A1. Someone who wants an entry point into the world of German luxury motoring. A car with its own styling personality and a cabin appointed with the kind of care and sophistication you'd expect from a premium brand. Shared engineering doesn't matter, as long as it's well disguised. Perceived quality absolutely does. The A1 Sportback delivers precisely to this brief and if you've ever wondered just how much style and luxury is really possible in a really small car, then it's worth trying one. It can't quite entertain like a MINI. Plus it's less interesting to look at - and probably a touch less personalisable too. On the other hand though, the A1 is more refined, has a much better quality of ride and is usefully larger inside. All of which will matter to likely buyers. But not quite as much as the fact that if you climb out of an A4 or an A6 into one of these, the feeling will be much the same. The essence of a large luxury car really has been distilled into a smaller, more accessible one. Just as Audi promised.

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