• Jun 17, 2011
Audi A1 1.4 TFSI by Senner Tuning – Click above for high-res image gallery

When the Audi A1 first came out around this time last year, Senner Tuning was among the first to take a crack at it. That was with the 1.6-liter TDI model, but now the German tuning house has come back with a more comprehensive modification of the A1 with Audi's 1.4 TFSI.

By tweaking the fuel system, air box and exhaust, Senner has boosted output from 120 horsepower up to 165 – not quite the 185-hp output of the pseudo-S1 model (nevermind the 500hp Clubsport show car), but considerably more than anything else in the A1 catalog.

The package is rounded out with white 19-inch alloys coated in low-profile rubber, riding on an adjustable suspension setup. The brown metallic paint job is offset by the white trim on the roof pillars and door mirrors as well, with a full aero kit for a more aggressive look. The interior has also been decked-out with a range of electronic gizmos, a multi-function steering wheel and two-tone black and beige leather upholstery.

All in all, the modifications come to around 10,000 euros (about $14,200 USD), or 36,590 euros including the car (that's nearly $52k). If you act fast, Senner will sell you (and by you, we mean the European version of you) the example you see here with just 50 km (30 miles) on the odometer for 29,900 euros, or around $42,400. Such a deal. Check out the high-resolution images in our gallery and the press release after the jump.
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"AUDIS BENJAMIN" – Audi A1 by SENNER Tuning AG

To be the family Benjamin may be advantageous, but it has also its disadvantages. While the whole attention is given to the youngest family member at first, he will have problems in future to stand the pace with his already established brothers. Not so the Audi A1, especially in version 1.4 TFSI S-Tronic. At first, it gives an impression of handiness and agility.

Just now, the SENNER Tuning AG in the German Ingelheim has modified even that A1 1.4 TFSI S-Tronic in a sensational manner, thus outshining the recent engine modification of the S1. After having covered the radiator grill in shining black, the old hand tuning ace Toni Rieger has added a front apron set together with front lip and duotone side sills. The rear apron is lent from Audi S-Line and modified by the SENNER-Tuning proprietary rear apron set in order to receive the two exhaust tubes endings on the left and right.

9x19 in. racing white Barracuda Tzunamee rims with Vredestein Ultrac Sessantra 225/35R19 XL tires all around and wheel spacing discs on front and rear axles warrant for direct road contact. The adjustable in height sports suspension version 1 Basic of KW warrants for a real car body lowering and, thus, for pure driving dynamics.

The 1.4 liters engine has been tuned up to 121 kW / 165 hp at a max. torque of 265 Newton meters, a power converter amplifying the gas signal. The carbon air box deserves also some attention. The suitable exhaust system with 90 mm end pipe on left and right – of course EC type approved – warrants for an understated sound and for the distinctive optical image. This A1 is covered by the special Audi color teak brown metallic. Only the roof arch and the mirrors are executed in contrasting amalfi white.

Of course, this "small" car has the nearly indispensable navigation system, a xenon headlight kit + a media style kit, as well as a multifunction steering wheel. Velvet beige and black are the main colors in the interior, the SENNER-Tuning foot mats with proprietary logo setting accents.

The list price including tuning measures is indicated with 36,590.00 Euro, whereat the tuning costs only are of nearly 10.000,00 Euro. Finally, we can report the happy news that the vehicle as new car is available with about 50 km (30 miles) and single day permission for 29,900.00 Euro, only.


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      Bryan Lund
      • 3 Years Ago
      Let's see, $52,000+$14,200=$66,200. For an Audi? Any Audi, or any innee? Ridiculous waste of your time and your money, gentlemen car nuts.
        Tagbert
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Bryan Lund
        The 52K includes both the car and the tuning. Still high but not 66K high.
        Agilis
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Bryan Lund
        Wow you can't read can you? 10,000 euros for the Modifications, or 36,590 Euros for the Car + the Mods which is equivalent to 52K USD. There are nothing wrong with Audi, hater. Next time, before you post, make sure you read the article correctly.
          bobmarley
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Agilis
          or buy the one pictured for about $42k USD. It looks pretty cool but why not just get a GTI?
          Lachmund
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Agilis
          right..usually it get's more close to a 1 to 1 translation...pretty unfair though
          cypherxx666xx
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Agilis
          not to mention that an A1 would cost much less in the U.S., just taklng the change rate doesn`t work if u compare cars for the EU and the U.S.
          Agilis
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Agilis
          Thanks cypherxx666xx, I didn't know that. I thought 52K would be the equiv in USD. When I convert, using google, 36,590 euro to USD, I get 52,218
        Brett
        • 3 Years Ago
        @Bryan Lund
        A: The total price of the car is $52,000, and many many Audis are worth that much and more. B: European prices are usually much higher. The Volkswagen GTI costs 28000 Euro, which is equivalent to almost $41,000 in America. Heck, even the standard Golf costs the equivalent of $25,000 in Europe. You can't compare European prices to American dollars. It just doesn't work.
      ACURA23CL
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is HOTNESS! I don't know if anyone has noticed, but the Germans are bring back brown in a big way and with much style. I'm definitely feeling this color!
        desinerd1
        • 3 Years Ago
        @ACURA23CL
        unfortunately, BMW, Audi and Benz charge extra for any color other than white or black.
      larshafner
      • 3 Years Ago
      that´s some nice tuning, not too much but still different. the exhaust pipes look great.
      miketim1
      • 3 Years Ago
      Didnt think I would like it but I do ! Loving the brown paint job too. Cool little car
        bobmarley
        • 3 Years Ago
        @miketim1
        i agree...the white wheels even look pretty good...even though i would rather have black or or gun metal grey (something less blingy)
      Lachmund
      • 3 Years Ago
      neat
      Paul M
      • 3 Years Ago
      Remind me why Autoblog is reporting on this again? It's a car we can't get, in an even sweeter version we can't get. So this article is pointless on top of pointless. That being said, bring the darn thing here already, Audi.
      Seph
      • 3 Years Ago
      That's pretty sleek!
      quuppa70
      • 3 Years Ago
      it could use some more bigger grille...
      Bassracerx
      • 3 Years Ago
      I car that costs 50k should have at least 300hp minimum /thread
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