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2014 Audi S1 Quattro [w/video]

Audi may only now be fully committing to the US compact car market with a range of A3 models, but it's got far more small car expertise than most Americans realize, and its offerings get even tinier, too. Back in 2010, Audi leapt into the subcompact premium fray – in all markets but the United States, Canada and China – with its A1. The A1 family has sold all right, but not quite as well as was expected, likely due to its price when optioned up. (It also doesn't help that the Volkswagen Polo is a great car on the same architecture and costs much less.) But Audi seems... Read More

Vital Stats

Engine:
Turbo 2.0L I4
Power:
228 HP / 273 LB-FT
Transmission:
6-Speed Manual
Base Price:
$31,000 (est.)
As-Tested Price:
$40,000 (est.)
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    Motorsports: Mattias Ekström unleashes bonkers 600-hp Audi S1 Supercar on World RX
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    Quick Spin: 2014 Audi S1 Quattro [w/video]
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    Spy Shots: Audi A1 now testing after S1 Geneva debut
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    Audi showed of its new S1 hot hatch to the public at the Geneva Motor Show last week, but the Four Ringed brand isn't done tweaking the smallest member of its lineup. Here are spy shots of an upcoming refresh of the standard A1. The camouflaged model on display here appears to be the three-door model. From what we can discern, it seems the A1 is going to ...

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    Geneva: 2014 Audi S1 is a little hatch hiding huge power [w/video]
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    The Audi S1 takes the Four Rings' high performance brand to its smallest model yet. Offered in three- and five-door forms (pictured above), the S1 is a subcompact hot hatch that seems specially suited for Europe's dense cities and tight roads. The S1 follows the rest of the Audi S vehicle lineup with a very understated design. It maintains the looks of ...

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    Official: Audi S1 officially shows itself as 228-hp hot hatch [w/video]
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    We got the first leaked pics of the new Audi S1 Sportback five-door hot hatch yesterday, and as expected, Audi has unloaded the full details today, including confirmation of its S1 three-door sibling ahead of its debut at next month's Geneva Motor Show. The two cars are essentially identical aside from their door counts, and together, they represent a new ...

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    Report: 2014 Audi S1 Quattro leaks ahead of reveal
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    Report: Audi to unveil S1 hot hatch at Geneva Motor Show
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    Audi has been toying with the idea of a hot hatch based on the A1 premium city car for some time now. It rolled out the 500-horsepower A1 Clubsport Quattro concept at the Wörthersee gathering a couple of years ago, then put its form (with half the power) into limited production with the 252hp A1 Quattro (pictured above) shortly thereafter. What it ...

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    Spy Shots: Audi S1 nearly ready to rocket euros out of your pocket
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    Audi was out testing its upcoming S1 on the streets of Germany when our trusty spy photographers snapped the new, all-wheel-drive hot hatch that's set to succeed the limited-edition A1 Quattro. Unlike the A1 Quattro, the S1 should sport a much less aggressive look overall. As shown in the spy shots, its wheel wells lack the meaty flairs of its ...

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    Spy Shots: Audi S1 prototype enflames hot hatch speculation
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    Another day, another spate of hopped up Audi A1 photos. This time, shooters nabbed a five-door S1 Sportback prototype out for testing. Boasting the hallmark quad exhaust outlets of the Audi S models, this car is the best indication we've had so far that the automaker is considering an S1 in both three-door and five-door guises in the EU. Word has it the ...

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    Spy Shots: Are you the Audi S1?
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    The engineers at Audi look to be hard at work on a more potent version of the company's A1 hatchback. Spy photographers spotted this machine out on public streets for testing, and the presence of a set of quad exhaust out back leads us to believe this could be the rumored S1 model. It's unclear whether this machine will slot under the limited-edition ...

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    Spy Shots: Hotter Audi RS1 caught testing
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    BMW takes to the skies with Sennheiser aviation headset
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    Official: Audi unveils 500hp A1 Clubsport Quattro show car at Wörthersee
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