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2012 Audi A1 Sportback [w/video]

Do We Really Want Audi To Think This Small In America? Perhaps... It is perhaps with all the speed of a mighty iceberg, but increasingly, more and more North American buyers appear willing to think smaller when pondering their next auto purchase. The other shoe, which still has largely yet to drop, is for automakers to convince consumers of the merits of a luxury subcompact, paying a price premium for a longer list of creature comforts, options and badge appeal. However small, this trend in the States is best represented by BMW and its Mini range, followed (with a few stumbles out of... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
1.4L I4
Power:
138 HP / 184 LB-FT
Transmission:
7-Speed S-tronic DCT
MSRP:
$21,500 (est.)
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