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Audi A1 TFSI Sport (2012)

by Barry Green,reviewed April 2012

Based on the top-spec Audi A1 Ambition but offering more standard features, the A1 Sport comes pumped with tuned sports suspension and a dual-charged (turbo and super) 6 kW, 250 Nm, 1.4-litre TFSI engine teamed with seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission.

We had previously driven the Sport in a closed (track) environment, where it thrived when put under the pump, handling quick changes of direction and steering input precisely and gripping tenaciously. This time, in a real world environment of everyday driving, the A1 Sport proved nearly as endearing, though the ride quality is a little too firm, boot space too small and fuel usage thirstier than its ADR average.

 

Audi A1 TFSI Sport 2012

For

Handling, build quality

Against

Ride, space

Key features

Sports suspension, S line body kit (lower and deeper front/rear bumpers, roof spoiler, rear diffuser), xenon-plus headlights, LED exterior/interior lights, 6.5-inch colour display screen, rear park sensors, bluetooth

Safety

DFSCA, ABS, EBD, BA, ESC with electronic limited slip differential, TC

Car Details

Vehicle make Audi
Vehicle model A1 TFSI Sport
Vehicle type Sports Under $80,000
Year 2012
Price when new $42,500 MLP
Current price range $ - $
ANCAP crash rating
5 out of 5 stars
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Engine 1.4-litre, dual-charged, 4-cyl

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This review is based on road testing conducted by The Road Ahead. Further vehicle reviews, in-depth comparisons and coverage of consumer motoring issues can be found in the Club's magazine. Prices listed were current at the time of review and are manufacturers list prices and do not include statutory and delivery charges. Prices can vary from time to time and dealer to dealer.