The Audi A1 Quattro will be the first ever A1 to have an all-wheel drive. This car will be presented at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.
Audi has already released information about the design, the engine and the performance. Apparently the Audi A1 Quattro will be powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine, which is capable of producing 253 horsepower and 260 lb-ft of torque. This power enables the car to reach 60 in 5.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 154 mph. The fuel consumption is also relatively decent, at 28 mpg.
The A1 Quattro features Audi torque vectoring system that allows up to 100 percent of the torque to be sent to the rear wheels, in case it is necessary.
Basically, the drivetrain of this car is the one of the much larger S3, with some tweaks. The transmission, though, will not come in an automatic version (apparently the DSG wouldn’t fit), and that’s why the A1 Quattro gets a six-speed manual.
This car will go on sale in the summer of 2012 with a base price of $63,000, which is a little high, but it’s what you would expect from an Audi. This price is very likely to be worth it, if we were to judge by previous cars made by this German car manufacturer.