Audi S1 and S1 Sportback

March 9, 2017
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High power, a discreet understatement, ample features and a high degree of everyday practicality – all of these strengths come together in the Audi S models. Each model applies its power to the road with quattro permanent all-wheel drive.

The S1 and the S1 Sportback are the most compact S models from Audi. A package of complex technologies imbues them with special dynamics – without detracting from their everyday practicality.

Propulsive power comes from a 2.0 TFSI quattro that produces 170 kW (231 hp) and up to 370 Nm (272.9 lb-ft) of torque. It accelerates the three-door S1 from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 5.8 seconds and the S1 Sportback in 5.9 seconds. The top speed for each is 250 km/h (155.3 mph). The three-door model’s two-liter turbocharged engine, with its sporty and sonorous sound, has a combined fuel consumption of just 7.0 liters of fuel per 100 km
(33.6 US mpg) and CO2 emissions of 162 grams per kilometer (260.7 g/mi).

A six-speed manual transmission transfers engine power to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system. At its heart is a hydraulic multi-plate clutch that is mounted on the rear axle. Torque vectoring completes its work with finely metered brake interventions at the wheels on the inside of a curve.

The chassis of the compact sport models have been thoroughly revised, and the electromechanical power steering has been specially developed. The pivot bearings on the front suspension have been modified, and a four-link rear suspension guarantees dynamic handling. The setup is sporty and stiff; the adjustable dampers are controlled via the standard Audi drive select dynamic handling system. Powerful brakes ensure superior braking performance; 17-inch wheels are standard.

Audi S1
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 7.1 – 7.0 (33.1 – 33.6 US mpg)
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 166 – 162 (267.2 – 260.7 g/mi)

Audi S1 Sportback
Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 7.2 – 7.1 (32.7 – 33.1 US mpg)
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 168 – 166 (270.4 – 267.2 g/mi)
(Figures vary depending on engine/transmission/wheels/tires)

The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.

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