• Mar 5, 2010
2011 Audi A1 S Line – Click above for high-res image gallery

The not-for-U.S. (at least not for now) Audi A1 just made its public debut at this year's Geneva Motor Show, and we're eager to see how the new hatch stacks up to the likes of the much-loved Mini Cooper. We're especially fond of this S Line model, which gives the A1 a much more aggressive appearance and tweaks the hatch's dynamics ever so slightly.

The S Line kit is made up of two separate packages. The exterior package adds a larger roof spoiler, a revised front bumper with side air vents, more chiseled sill tops and a new rear bumper with an integrated diffuser. Beyond the host of exterior changes, the S Line sport package adds a leather-wrapped sport steering wheel, a sport suspension, and a choice of either 17- or 18-inch alloys. In all, the whole S Line treatment looks great and gives us more reason to lust after the A1. Click through our gallery to see dozens of high-res shots of the A1 in its hot hatch-like S Line guise.



[Source: Audi via Carscoop]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Sorry, but there is nothing lustworthy about those gimmicky pillars.
        • 4 Years Ago
        They remind me of the Chrysler Crossfire in the worst way imaginable.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'd like to see this bad boy in Grizzly Bear Brown.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Don't like it.....
      Looks like the concept (Good) but in 4:3 rather than 16:9. Stupid narrow Polo platform.
      I miss the funny looking but cool A2....
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow. What an oddly shape and ultimately ugly vehicle.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I like it. Mostly because even though it uses the same dull Audi design language (yes, it's dull, same headlights, grill, same interior on e-v-e-r-y car they sell), it's different. Audi needs different desperately. It erases the boring, lazy design and messes it up- and for that I vote yes. The best part- it looks like a Teutonic homage to the Pacer.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I find it humorous that having the same lights (which Audi doesn't since every car they make has different LED designs) and Grill.

        BMW has the exact same kind of lights and grill on every car from the 1 series to the 7 series. Mercedes actually has a signature grill and headlights also.

        Does an A3 like a Q7, or an R8, or an S5? Nope, and that's what matters. You can't expect BMW to go and use Audi lights, nor a Mercedes to strap on BMW lights. A brand must be recognizable coming down the road, you can differentiate by the shape and details as it draws closer. This is a requirement for a successful car brand. Can't just throw out designs and shapes that have the chance of being recognized as a competitor's model.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This car looks cranky.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Is it sad that I still find the next beetle to be MUCH better looking than any A1 variant I have seen yet. For those who havent seen it:

      http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v612/mn_z-71/New_Beetle_2011.jpg
      • 4 Years Ago
      Lust? That thing is hideous.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sorry Audi: to me, it looks like a porky version of the old and unlamented Austin Allegro.

      • 4 Years Ago
      SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET!
      What will it become when it's grown up, an A3?
      And it certainly can't come with a diesel, this is much too smalll to be already smoking....
      • 4 Years Ago
      the headline pic looks like a bad photoshop.... looks meh or two above nice
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm not struck by the A1. I'd sooner try and find myself a used A2 instead, pocket the change and have something far more distinctive.
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