The Audi S1 brings an energetic 'hot hatch' option to the range. It packs a punch, defying its sleek and compact size with thrilling power and performance. The car is light on its feet, with a level of speed and agility that all drivers can appreciate.
Sporty S' design informs the dynamic looks of the car. A tailored body kit adds highly polished twin exhaust pipes and a roof spoiler, as well as S1-branded black brake callipers and aluminium door mirror caps. Light and rain sensors activate the Xenon headlights and wipers automatically when needed, and LED daytime running lights help illuminate the way ahead.
Inside the S1, the gearstick and multifunction sports steering wheel are also specific to the S range. Easy-entry front seats make it simpler to settle in and get out, and they have built-in adjustable lumbar support. The split folding rear bench can be adjusted to create as much as 860 litres of space in the boot.
The high quality of the materials and finishes is evident from the leather-wrapped handbrake to the stainless steel pedals and aluminium trims. Partial-leather upholstery with vibrant red stitching brings yet more athletic touches to the car.
The S1's equipment places an emphasis on technology. You receive the intelligent Driver Information System as standard, alongside Bluetooth® connectivity, an MMI display, DAB digital radio and a preparation for satellite navigation. The phone and radio functions can be controlled with your voice, so you can keep both hands firmly on the steering wheel.
One enthusiastic engine is all you need to get the most out of the S1. The 2.0-litre petrol engine produces an enviable 228bhp and 370Nm of torque at the mid-rev range. As such, it manages the 0-60mph sprint in close to six seconds, on the ascent to a top speed of 155mph.
The engine partners with a smooth six-speed manual transmission. Unusually for a hot hatch, the quattro all-wheel drive system is a standard feature which adds road-gripping confidence. Efficiency is never compromised, as the S1 can boast a maximum 40.4mpg combined.
The lengthy equipment list for the S1 includes comprehensive safety measures. Stability and braking assistances are built into the car to support you, and strategically-placed airbags deploy in the unlikely event of a collision. When the car is parked, central locking and a Thatcham category 1 immobiliser and alarm keep it secure until you return.
To experience the new Audi S1 for yourself, please book in for a test drive with Aberdeen & Dundee Audi. Speak to the team at either of our Audi dealerships in Scotland today.