We've seen it all before. Already by the late fifties one could order vehicles in two-tone paintwork. The, who was clever took a bright roof because of the sunlight. Today, one has an air conditioning for this. Whether that only has become fashionable on the Sportback, we'll see.
Audi has probably begun to contrast the edges of the car windows or roof edges. Meanwhile, Opel picked up this in the Adam. Mini has also introduced such a joy of colours. At the Fabia even the upper half of the side mirrors and the rim colour, too. Now just one thing is missing that the style of American road cruiser is imitated and the roof colour repeated laterally between chrome strips.
You really have to abide textually to the colours, because outside visually nothing has changed except for the light units front and rear. The car is said to have grown by two or three centimetres. But only the A1 is really 4 years old, the S1 is only just one year on the market.
Accordingly it has kept its performance data. For the larger of the two TDI, however, the of 105 kW (143 HP) has increased to 141 kW (192 HP). Now, for all engines is selectable the 7-speed dual clutch transmission (S tronic), in the strongest petrol (1.8 TFSI) series.
But really interesting are the entry-level engines in each case. Obsessed from consistent downsizing, the Group has once again the yardstick pushed even a small piece higher with the three cylinder diesel. It has with 1.4 liter displacement as much as previously the four-cylinder 1.6-litre, also to torque.
Opposite to two diesel models are available four with petrol engines. Here, the entry level with a three-cylinder is not quite as spectacular. After all, one liter of displacement with three cylinders results in the single cylinder capacity of 333 cc, regarded as ideal. Let's have the hope, that it is not a rough.
Not only, but mainly by the three-cylinder the CO2 values decreased again. The most favourable is now at 89 g/km. The newfound chrome elegance of the interior you can see above (Figs 7-9). In addition, the A1 is now taking part in the option list in the Design Selection and the S line sports package. 11/12