The arrival of the A1 abroad means the tuning of Audi's pint-sized hatch begins in earnest. Germany's Senner has taken on the angry-eyed three-door and has beefed up the 1.6 TDI model, boosting output from 103 to 138 horsepower. And just the engine mods alone will run you €899 ($1,146 U.S.).
If you have more needs and more to spend, the comprehensive Senner Tuning Package for €4,999 ($6,373 U.S.) bolts on an adjustable KW suspension, 18-inch Barracuda Voltec T6 wheels, stainless steel sport exhaust and "special painting." For more details, check out the presser after the jump and for a look, hit up the gallery of high-res photos below.
August 2010 - Broad headlights with LED daylight (by Xenon headlamps), single-frame radiator grill – Audi A1 looks very much the same as its older brothers, and it should be so indeed. Finally, it must bring Audi's premium pretention to drive out the world of small cars.
The world is now looking with great interest at Ingelheim. Senner Tuning AG already has a modernized A1. This time Senner offers with the first ascertained options for new A1 models the possibility to give the A1 a bit more individuality on the road.
Those who are not completely satisfied with the individualized optics produced by the car manufacturer, can be helped by Senner with coordinated power increase specially for corresponding motor. So, the motor power of Audi A1 with 1.6 TDI engine can be increased from 77KW / 105PS / 250 Nm to 103KW / 140 PS / 310 Nm thanks to software optimization kit (899 Euro).
The principle of effectiveness and the unique Senner design are also common features for the suspension and wheels program. To bring the increased torque positively on the road, a KW-thread suspension with ascertained adjustment possibilities as well as breathtaking Barracuda Voltec T6 light alloy wheels (Real-Chrome and Black-Chrome) of 8x18 inch in diameter with 225/35-18 Hankook S1 Evo of modern design are applied (wheel set depending on the tyres from 1,599 Euro and more). The classic shape provides effective heat removal and gives the possibility of looking at the brake mechanism.
The whole package is completed by a right/left stainless steel sport exhaust system with 1x 90 mm exhaust pipes, which can be ordered at Senner immediately for 899 Euro.
Car basis price: 18.800,- Euro
Special painting: 480.00,- Euro
Special equipment: 2679,98,- Euro
Senner Tuning Package: 4990,00,- Euro
Registration fees: 200,00,- Euro
As a special bonus, Senner takes care of the passenger saloon by refining it completely on the basis of client's preferences. You can also order an individual leather interior finish, exclusive accessories made of carbon and leather.