• Feb 14, 2013
The Audiphiles at Fourtitude have spoken to one of their sources at Audi AG and apparently found out about future iterations of the A1. Seven months ago our spy photographers caught something that had us wondering about an S1, now Fourtitude reports that such a halo model is coming for the 2014 model year.

Not only is it coming, but it will reportedly be called the S1, which means it would partly share a moniker with that of the original World Rally Championship Sport Quattro S1 from 1984 (although S1 in that case meant "Series 1"; the "S" label wasn't used on production cars until 1990). It's thought that the S1 would appear when the facelifted A1 arrives, but what's under the hood is still a secret.

As for something above that, we're not sure anyone was really expecting an RS1, but some big-engined versions of the A1 like the A1 Quattro have been convincing arguments for more power in the little hatch. On top of that, an A1 decked out like an RS1 with the front scoops, wheels and a large rear wing was spotted by at least one spy photographer. Fourtitude's source puts that idea in Park, though, saying, "It is a very price sensitive market and (an RS 1) might get too expensive."


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      muspod
      • 1 Year Ago
      Reminds me of the old mazda 323 awd 16v. Cool Car. Somehow, If this thing gets here, It will be more than 25K. It will probably be more than 50K. Why Audi?
        thequebecerinfrance
        • 1 Year Ago
        @muspod
        Low production, built in Germany, high quality fit and finish. And it would not be 50K. Probably 35k in my opinion. There is no interest on selling this in the states. In Europe small cars are very pratical in those overcrowded cities where finding a parking sport is hell.
      subzerohf
      • 1 Year Ago
      And I thought the A1 was just a "hobby" to Audi.
      jtav2002
      • 1 Year Ago
      Meh. Doesn't do much for me. And I like the rest of Audi's lineup.
      luigi.tony
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sorry, but the VW Polo version is better looking.
        Smith
        • 1 Year Ago
        @luigi.tony
        couldn't have typed it better myself
        luigi.tony
        • 1 Year Ago
        @luigi.tony
        Audi, you can't put the same Ford F350 sized grill on EVERY one of your vehicles.
      James Thurber
      • 1 Year Ago
      That thing looks like a Fiat 500 with an Audi snout.
      behinddawindow
      • 1 Year Ago
      Bring the RS3 Please
      Dayv
      • 1 Year Ago
      I want one of these so bad. Bring one to the states in 2016 and my current car will be just barely old enough for me to trade up without my wife killing me.
      Bernard
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow, that thing looks like the Audi Geo Metro... o.0
      Matthew A Clarke
      • 1 Year Ago
      s1 140-180 hp with Quattro. Yes please! I have a check here with your name on it audi.
        The Wasp
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Matthew A Clarke
        Does your check start with the number '4'?
          NightFlight
          • 1 Year Ago
          @The Wasp
          If he's from Europe/Asia, he's probably used to writing checks that large. Then again, they get paid better than we Americans do and their taxes provide a lot more.
      dimcorner
      • 1 Year Ago
      I have a B5 S4 and the car has been great considering it's 13 years old. I hope it comes in under $30k
        Rob
        • 1 Year Ago
        @dimcorner
        It will be priced around the MSRP of the top Mini offering as they will compete with each other
      Phontsolo
      • 1 Year Ago
      Yet another nice premium hatch we don't get in the US. Shocking right?!
      Rob
      • 1 Year Ago
      If this car makes it to North America a pumped up version of the 1.8tfsi going into the new A3
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