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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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    Spy Shots: Audi S1 prototype has that 'forbidden fruit' thing going on
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    If you're mad about the fact that Audi won't be bringing its new A1 to the United States, you'll want to look away – our spies have captured the hotter S1 version of Audi's pint-sized hatch. This prototype may only look like an A1 in S-Line trim, but our spies point out that the larger tailpipes and heartier exhaust note are a dead giveaway of this ...

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    Video: How to transform an Audi A1 into an S1
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    Proficiency is a wonderful thing to see in any category – we can even watch a great lawn bowler do his thing for a minute or two. So, when it's something closer to our interests, like Audis and Photoshopping, we can hang in a little longer. What you see here isn't an Audi S1 - just an A1 made to look like one. Highly sped up, it takes a few minutes ...

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    Report: Audi A1 to spawn five-door, convertible, S variant
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    It should come as no surprise that Audi will offer a number of different variants of its new A1 compact hatch. What is surprising (kinda) is that the forthcoming S1 will be the first modern, performance-focused Audi to lack all-wheel drive. According to Autocar, Audi intends to sell 100,000 A1s annually and to pull off those kind of numbers, it will ...

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    Report: Audi A1 to spawn five-door, convertible, S variant
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    It should come as no surprise that Audi will offer a number of different variants of its new A1 compact hatch. What is surprising (kinda) is that the forthcoming S1 will be the first modern, performance-focused Audi to lack all-wheel drive. According to Autocar, Audi intends to sell 100,000 A1s annually and to pull off those kind of numbers, it will ...

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    REPORT: Audi intent on keeping upcoming A1 premium
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    After watching from the sidelines for years as arch-rival BMW found success with the Mini brand, Audi is finally gearing up to jump into the scrum with the new A1. But unlike the Mini One (which slots below the Cooper in overseas markets), Audi doesn't intend to target the budget market. Instead, the new A1 will take aim directly at the Mini ...

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    Quattro Shock: Forthcoming Audi A1 lineup reportedly to arrive without AWD
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    Audi and Quattro go together like peanut butter and jelly, but Autobild is reporting that the four-ringed automaker's fabulous all-wheel drive system will be excluded from the forthcoming A1 mini car. We're a little surprised to hear that the Quattro tech won't be added considering that the A1's design study, the Audi Metroproject Quattro Concept, ...

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    New details on Audi S1 emerge
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    Image removed at owner's request.Auto Express got the inside dope on the upcoming Audi S1, and the the compact hatch has its sights set on the MINI Cooper JCW, Fiat 500 Abarth SS, Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA and Volvo C30. Based on the new Audi A1, the S1 will feature a cranked up version of VW/Audi's Twincharger 1.4L TSI four tweaked to produce 200 hp and 221 ...

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    Bond's The Spy Who Loved Me Lotus Esprit hits the auction block
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    Hey, if you missed the For Yor Eyes Only Lotus Esprit sale a couple of years ago, your shot to own another Bond-driven Lotus is on the horizon. In December, Bonhams will auction one of the two 1976 Lotus Esprit S1s used in The Spy Who Loved Me. The film is well known for the car/motorcycle/helicopter chase that culminates with the Lotus flying into the ...

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    Brussels 2008: Invicta unveils revised S1 600 GT 2+2
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    Click on the image above to view in high resolution While our crew in Detroit was busy bringing you all the latest from the 2008 North American International Auto Show, across the pond the Belgians were holding the European Motor Show. And with all the major automakers putting on the ritz in Detroit, smaller manufacturers took center stage in Brussels. One ...

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    Future speculation on the Audi A1
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    Infomotori's commissioned designer has come out with several more images that elaborate on the speculation surrounding Audi's possible release of a premium B/C segment competitor. Such a vehicle will assuredly be dubbed the A1, slotting below the A3, and aimed squarely at other German luxury offerings, as well as the MINI Cooper.Andrea Rosati takes several ...

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    Autoblog Night Watch: Having fun in an Audi S1
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    Tonight's overnight enjoyment comes in the form of this undated (though recent-looking) video of an Audi S1 in full banzai mode as it frolics through a course set up to show off its godlikeprowess. The sound never gets old, and the 20something-year-old Audi looks as ferocious today as it did back in it's Group B salad days. At least this time, it doesn't ...

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    Autoblog Night Watch: Walter Röhrl is a bad, bad man...
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    ...and I mean that in the best, best way. It's short and sweet, but you get the point. The front-mounted camera perspective demonstrates the utterly ridiculous power of the Audi S1 and the equally ludicrous behavior of the spectators. Röhrl is a surgeon behind the wheel. It's unbelievable, and no, we are not worthy.Trust me, I'll find more to post ...

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