The Audi Q1 isn't due for another two or three years, yet Auto Bild reports already that it will come in RS and SQ1 trims. According to the report, the RS Q1 will be powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder putting out 300 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, putting it about 70 hp and 8 lb-ft beyond the next-most-powerful gasoline engine in the standard range.

Depending on how you like your gumption served, however, the first SQ1 – like its European SQ5 sibling – go the diesel route with a 2.0-liter TDI fitted with twin turbos for 231 hp and 368 pound-feet of torque. That's an improvement of 47 hp and 88 lb-ft over the most powerful diesel engine said to be offered on the regular Q1.

The report goes on to say that there should be g-tron (natural gas) and e-tron versions of the Q1, and buyers will get a deep toy chest of assistance packages to equip it with. Starting price in Europe is expected to be around 25,000 euros, which, if correct, would make it 4,000 euros less dear than the Q3 in Germany.


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      Eta Carinae
      • 6 Months Ago
      Products audi should be working on is a mid size coupe between the A6 and A7......or a gran touring A8 coupe (A9).......something to get people exciting and retain a luxury image.....audi lacks coupes....which adds sex appeal to there dry line up...
      david.bergman1
      • 6 Months Ago
      I can't wait until the A0 and the A1- comes out.
      bduddy
      • 6 Months Ago
      oh dear God will it ever stop?
        HC
        • 6 Months Ago
        @bduddy
        Can't stop until the wheels are big enough.
      eye.surgeon
      • 6 Months Ago
      This concept drawing is ridiculous. Did a 12 year old draw this on the back of their notebook during science class?
      Moreno636
      • 6 Months Ago
      That SQ1 TDi would be spectacular...
      Lucky Stars
      • 6 Months Ago
      I must say I would take an A1 over a mini cooper or fiat for sure!! Sat in one while in S America. That said the A4 needs an update now!! The A6 way to similar to the A4, why buy it over an A4? Go to Lexus lot you will not mistake a is 250 for a Gs or Es but a 328i and a 528i, not much different and same issue with Audi... Mercedes also you can tell the difference...