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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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