Audi has revealed a mild cosmetic facelift for 2015 for the A1 and A1 Sportback with new 3-cylinder petrol and diesel engines, chassis tweaks and better connectivity.
It’s getting on for five years since the Audi A1 was first revealed, so it’s time for a refresh.
Cosmetically, the A1 and A1 Sportback for 2015 gets nothing more than a tweak, with an updated bumper profile, new single-frame grill, new headlight graphics, beefier sills and tweaked tail lights. Paint choices are still single or two-tone and there are two new trim levels – Design and Sport.
Audi has also taken the opportunity to revise the A1’s chassis to offer more comfort and more agility and you can now option adaptive damping for extra control, the steering has been revised for more feel at speed and there are new alloy choices.
But the big changes are under the bonnet, with the A1 and Sportback getting new and revised engines.
On offer in the A1 for the first time are the 1.0 litre 3-cylinder petrol and 1.4 litre 3-cylinder diesel from the VW Polo, with the 1.0 litre petrol offering 95bhp and 65.7mpg and the 1.4 litre diesel coming with 90bhp and 83.1mpg.
Other engine options include a 1.4 litre petrol with 123bhp of 148bhp (with cylinder deactivation on the 148bhp version), a 1.6 litre diesel with 114bhp and a 1.8 litre petrol with 189bhp.
The S1 (and S1 Sportback) keep the 2.0 litre turbo petrol which comes with 231bhp, official economy of 39.2mpg and a 0-62mph of 5.8 seconds.
You can order the 2015 Audi A1 and S1 (and Sportback) from next month, with first UK deliveries expected in April
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