The new Audi A1 Sportback has a starting price of EUR 20,290

Aurel Dragan 23/01/2019 | 14:04

Audi is launching the new A1 Sportback, defined by a dynamic design. The second generation of this compact model is a perfect partner for the urban environment and equally suitable for long-distance trips. The infotainment and assistance systems, specific to the large-range cars, bring the A1 Sportback to the optimal connections with the digital world. Music lovers will enjoy an audio system with 11 speakers and a power of 560 watts.

The new A1 Sportback has a lightweight design with masculine and sporty notes. The singleframe wide grille, positioned downstairs, alongside the incoming side air intakes, dominates the front. The design of daytime LEDs, optionally available, reminds of the dynamic shapes of the wings in the nautical sport, the so-called hydrofolis. The “downward view”, along with the segments in the diamond headlight in the top of the headlamps, completes the sporty look of the car. Chassis construction provides agile handling and driving experience. Compared to the standard suspension, there is also an optional rigid suspension suspension.

Dynamic packages, individually tailored for each type of motor, include equipment that adds even more to the model’s sportiness. The braking system of the new A1 Sportback can be finely tuned. The optional ramp-on ramp assistant increases safety in slopes and ramps, preventing run-out after stopping.

The range of wheels varies between 15 and 18 inches. The new A1 Sportback can also optionally benefit from the Audi drive select, which is used to choose between four driving modes – auto, dynamic, efficient and individually.

Powerful engine options

Whether it’s a city trip or a weekend trip, the powerful engine outfitting the new model turns the drive into a pleasure. The model includes efficient TFSI engines with powers from 70 kilowatts (95 hp) to 147 kilowatts (200 hp). All engines are powered by turbocharger, direct injection and particle filter.

Combined fuel consumption of this model varies between 4.6 and 6 liters / 100 kilometers, and combined carbon dioxide emissions are between 104 and 137 grams / kilometer.

The ten-color range in which the car is available underscores the design language chosen for the new Sportback. Inside, the colors of the lighting strips can be adjusted to suit your preferences, and the roof is made in contrasting colors from the A pillar to the spoiler. Contrasting colors also include exterior mirror housings, side spoiler side pockets or side sills. A novelty in this model is the modular structure of the lines, which allows greater flexibility in combining design elements from the exterior with the interior ones. Depending on the equipment line – Basic, Advanced or S – the additional exterior parts are made differently.

More room for driver, passengers and luggage

Inside, the new model offers extra space to provide more comfort for the driver, front passenger and rear passengers. In length, A1 Sportback increased by 56 millimeters, now the car measuring 4.03 meters. The width of 1.74 meters has remained almost the same and the height of the new generation is 1.41 meters. The volume of the luggage compartment increased by 65 liters: in its normal condition, it has a volume of 335 liters, and its rear seat folded back to 1,090 liters. At a height of 67 centimeters and the loading threshold is at a comfortable level.

The driver assistance systems provided by the new Audi A1 Sportback come from the luxury class. They keep the machine at a correct distance from the front vehicle and help the driver keep the treadmill or assist him in parking maneuvers. The treadmill warning system, available in standard equipment, helps the driver keep the car running on a treadmill at a speed of 65 km / h. The Audi pre sense front recognizes critical situations in front of the car with other vehicles, cross-country pedestrians or cyclists. Equipped with the new version of the parking assistant, the A1 Sportback runs in the transverse parking spaces even with the face – if necessary from several maneuvers. The system can manage the exit from the side parking spaces.

The new Audi A1 Sportback is ready for the digital future. Even in the basic version, the car is equipped with fully digitized board instruments, with 10.25-inch high-resolution display plus multifunction steering wheel. The optional Audi virtual cockpit with extended functionality offers comprehensive and versatile information, such as animated and graphic navigation maps of driver assistance systems, in the driver’s immediate field of view. Music lovers can enjoy a tuner for digital radio reception either with Audi audio system or premium Bang & Olufsen audio system. The model features 11 speakers with total power of 560 watts.

The model starting price is EUR 20,290 (VAT included).

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