Audi announced that its A1 family will become larger, as a new model
which hopes to build on the success of the 3-door version, will enter
the market in 2012.
We’re talking about the five-door version Audi
A1 called the Sportback, which measures 3,95 mm in length and which is 6
mm both longer and wider than the three-door variant, in order to
perfectly accommodate the new set of doors and two also add a little
extra space for passengers at the back.
Offered with four seats as
standard (a fifth seat also available at no extra cost), the 2012 Audi
A1 Sportback is also providing more head-rood and shoulder-room
(approximately 1 cm more than in the three-door) while it’s boot
compartment can accommodate 270 litres (9.53 cu ft) worth of luggage or
920 litres (32.49 cu ft) with the rear seats folded.
As far as the
engine range, the German car maker is offering a total of six choices,
out of which three are petrol’s (a 86 HP/63 kW 1.2 TFSI, and a 1.4 TFSI
rated at either 122 HP/90 kW or 185 HP/136 kW) and three diesels which
include a 1.6 TDI that will deliver 90 HP (66 kW) or 105 HP (77 kW) and a
2.0-litre TDI outputting 143 HP (105 kW)
The most fuel efficient
petrol is the 1.2-litre TFSI which returns 5.1 liters per 100 km (46.12
US mpg) while the most agile, the 185 HP variant, requires 7.0
seconds to accelerate from 0 to 100 Km/h (62 mph) and can reach a
top speed of 227 Km/h (141 mph).
In the diesel range the least
powerful 1.6-litre unit will consume 3.8-litres per 100 Km (61.9 US
mpg) and will emit 99 grams of CO2/km (159.33 g/mile) while the
2.0-litre TDI will go from 0 to 100 Km in 8.5 seconds and will consume
4.1 liters of fuel per 100 km (57.37 US mpg).
On the automaker’s home market pricing for the 2012 Audi A1 Sportback will start at 16,950 Euros and will reach 19,050 Euros.
Audi A1 Sportback Promo Video :

Source: Audi