Audi S1 On Its Way - With Quattro


PH first learned that Audi has been tinkering with a Quattro option for the A1 back in June - and now we hear the programme to create a range-topping S1 has been given the go-ahead.

According to an Autocar article today, a 4x4 platform re-engineering job is considered cost-effective within the VW group as it will result in a trio of new models including the Audi S1, a new Volkswagen Polo R and something called a 'CrossPolo'. (Which may very well have just received its first and last mention here on PH.)

As a result, the 182bhp 1.4TFSI Audi won't be the A1 range flagship, and instead we'll get something altogether more interesting - hopefully with the grunt to match the looks of the stickered-up Urquattro tribute version we're currently forced to recycle pictures of...



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  • goron59 14 Oct 2010

    I like, although I'd like an RS1 more please.

  • steveb8189 14 Oct 2010

    Stick in a 2.0T 210ps and I think it will sell well. Remap to 260 and it will fly :-)

  • homerjay 14 Oct 2010

    so what thought was the s1 is not actually the s1?

    if so, how pissed are those people who ordered the a1 1.4 tfsi sline was the s1

    Edited by homerjay on Thursday 14th October 12:45

  • N88 14 Oct 2010

    Will be interesting to see just how quick they make it.

  • edo 14 Oct 2010

    steveb8189 said:
    Stick in a 2.0T 210ps and I think it will sell well. Remap to 260 and it will fly :-)
    bugger that. put the 265 S3 engine in it, or better still the 340bhp out of the TTRS if it will fit!

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