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Audi A1 1.2 Tfsi Sport 3Dr Petrol Hatchback

Overview:

Mileage: 31,296
Trans: Manual
Body: Hatchback
Year: 11/11
Colour: Black
Fuel Type: Petrol

Quote Reference Number: 067-511868

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Specification

Specification
Body Glass
Electric front windows
Heated rear windscreen
Heat insulating glass
Rear wiper
Brakes
ABS/EBD
EDL
ESP with ASR
Communication
Voice control system
Driver Aids
PAS
Driver Information
Driver's information system
Service interval indicator
Driving Mirrors
Body colour door mirrors with integral indicators
Electric adjustable door mirrors
Entertainment
Concert radio/single CD player with MP3 facility
Auxiliary input socket
Exterior Body Features
Body coloured bumpers
Exterior Lights
Front fog lights
Interior Features
Height/reach adjustable steering column
Leather handbrake
3 spoke leather multifunction sports steering wheel
Rake/reach adjustable steering wheel
Safety
First aid kit
Driver and passenger side airbags
3 point seatbelts on all seats
Head airbags
Driver/Front Passenger airbags
Front passenger airbag deactivation
Front and rear seatbelt reminder
Warning triangle
Seats
Front sports seats
Height adjustable front seats
Front seats - 'Easy Entry'
Lumbar adjustment for front seats
Split folding rear seats
Adjustable rear head restraints
Front head restraints
Isofix front passenger and rear seat preparation
Isofix attachments on rear seats
Security
Locking wheel bolts
Remote control central locking
Thatcham category 1 alarm+immobiliser
Wheels - Spare
Tyre repair kit

The specification listed for this vehicle was standard when purchased new. The actual specification may vary, for confirmation, please contact our sales department.

Features

Manager Pic Nick Locke, General Manager
Key Features
"Audi are know for build quality and looks, and this is exactly what you get with this car. This car is great value at only £9250 and has low mileage. p/x welcome and finance available!!"
Key Features
  • Air Conditioning
  • Metallic Paint
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Bluetooth
  • Low Mileage
  • CD Player

Ten Second Review

The Audi A1 has proven hugely popular and the 1.2-litre TFSI engine has been the powerplant in most demand. As the entry-level engine in the line up, it offers the best value, and very strong economy and emissions. If you're looking to downsize and need something classy and cost-effective, you could certainly do a lot worse than this smart Audi.

Background

In every range of cars, there exists a sweet spot. It's the point where the best value for money can be found, where all of the compromises inherent in bringing a car to market balance each other elegantly against the car's purpose in life. It's not always the best selling car in the line up, but often it is. In the case of the Audi A1, that sweet spot is powered by a 1.2-litre TFSI engine. It seems the A1 has lived a charmed life thus far. It has certainly attracted less media attention than its predecessor, the A2, but has nevertheless garnered more of what matters; customer orders. In the intervening years since the A2, Audi has become a heck of a lot better at understanding the subtleties of their target market and now it's very rare that they drop a clanger. Look at the Mercedes and BMW range and you can easily spot some commercial disasters. Audi? Good luck with that one.

Driving Experience

The 1.2-litre TFSI engine might be small but it punches above its weight. True, the 86bhp power output might not sound particularly ballistic, but the A1 is light on its feet, and will get to 60mph in just 11.4 seconds on the way to a top speed of 112mph. That's more than respectable for a city car and endows the A1 with genuine long distance credentials. It won't get swamped while negotiating motorway inclines, nor will you have to nervously check the rear view for artics with big closing speeds when joining a main road. It's got the power to accelerate cleanly and blend smoothly. There's not a lot that's particularly novel about the A1's underpinnings, the chassis being shared with the latest generation Volkswagen Polo. That means tried and tested strut suspension up front and a compact torsion beam arrangement at the back. Ride quality is firm and there's not the effervescence of a MINI but available cornering grip is augmented by a clever stability control system.

Design and Build

The A1 adheres to typical contemporary Audi design language. If you've driven an A3 or an A4, you'll feel very much at home here, as indeed Audi has intended in order to attract customers looking to downsize. The cabin is quiet and maturely finished with no speedometers the size of dinner plates or garish graphics. Audi contend that if you're downsizing from a bigger car, you expect big car sophistication and the A1 serves that up in spades. Everything is soft touch, silicon damped and consistent in feel and design. Just a few millimeters taller and wide than the three-door A1, the Sportback might not offer anything appreciable in the way of extra cabin room, but you do get five doors. It makes life considerably easier for those in the back which, a tad optimistically, is configured to accommodate three abreast. The exterior offers little clue as to the potency of this car, Audi again deciding against an extrovert alloy wheel and spoiler combination. Rumours that this car was going to be the S1 but then was deliberately toned down seem credible. The contrasting roof arch remains the A1's most distinctive feature. The A1 body can only afford so much interior space in a package 3954mm long, but the 267-litre boot extends to a respectable 920 litres if you drop the back seats. It's a little bigger than most city cars but is aced for space by a lot of superminis.

Market and Model

It must have been quite tricky trying to fix the price of the A1. On the one hand, I suspect that Audi could have sold this car for a thousand pounds more, but this is tempered against the lessons learned from the pricey and complex A2. The A1 is a cheaper car to build than the aluminium-bodied A2 but is packed with a lot more equipment. Even the entry-level 1.2-litre TFSI SE model includes two front airbags, side airbags and curtain head bags. Isofix child seat fixings, seatbelt tensioners and integral headrests round out the safety provision. Xenon headlights with LED running lights, interior lights and tail lamps, light and rain sensors, panoramic sunroof, two navigation systems and a thumping 465-watt Bose surround sound stereo with no fewer than 14 speakers. A choice of manual or automatic air conditioning systems and heated front seats are optional. Sport, S Line, Contrast Edition trims are also offered. The latter adds real drama. Contrast Edition brings a contrasting colour for the roof line and for aerodynamic body styling elements, plus 17-inch 'five-arm' design bi-colour alloy wheels that expand on the Sport model's 16-inch examples. For a more resolutely sporty look a double-blade roof spoiler, also in a contrasting colour, can be added at extra cost. It's just a shame that the S tronic twin-clutch transmission is not offered with this engine. For the five-door Sportback variant, you'll be looking at a premium of around £550.

Cost of Ownership

Like some of its premium rivals, Audi has somehow managed to circumvent the laws o supply and demand. Healthy sales of a car usually means that residual values tend to soften, but with the A1, this popularity has generated positive word of mouth, with a consequent effect on used car prices. The A1 1.2 TFSI is a premium priced product but it seems people are willing to pay for something that's a cut above the usual fare. Just look at the prices that tidy used Audi A2s still command. This was a model that was similarly accused of being too expensive but, if anything, the A2 has retained value better than industry observers ever predicted. The 1.2-litre engine is a real fuel miser, returning a combined fuel figure of 55.4mpg. Even around town you should still see over 45mpg unless you are prodding the turbochargers with regularity. Drive in a relaxed fashion and you might even match Audi's quoted carbon dioxide emissions figure of just 118g/km - excellent for a petrol-engined car of this size.

Electric front windows, ABS/EBD, Voice control system, PAS, Driver's information system, Body colour door mirrors with integral indicators, Concert radio/single CD player with MP3 facility, Body coloured bumpers...

Performance

Performance
Performance
0 to 60 mph (secs)
0 to 62 mph (secs)11.7
Engine Power - BHP86
Engine Power - KW63
Engine Power - PS
Engine Power - RPM4800
Engine Torque - LBS.FT118
Engine Torque - MKG16
Engine Torque - NM160
Engine Torque - RPM1500
Top Speed112

Go Green

Green Stats
Emissions
CO0.665
CO2 (g/km)118 (g/km)
HC0.042
HC+NOxN
Noise Level dB(A)72
NOx0.034
Particles0.002
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5
Fuel Consumption
EC Combined (mpg)55.4
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
EC Extra Urban (mpg)64.2
EC Urban (mpg)45.6

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