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.
"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.