Wednesday, 29 February 2012

NEWS - Only 19 Audi A1 Quattro's to come to UK

Audi have released details of the ultra-exclusive A1 Quattro, which will be available for UK customers to order in March. Anyone interested will have to be quick though, because of the 333 models set to be produced, only 19 are set to hit the UK, and a significant number of these already have deposits securing them. They will all be left-hand drive and priced at £41,020 OTR.

The A1 Quatto is unique in featuring Quattro all-wheel-drive, and also has a 256PS 2.0-litre TFSI petrol engine. Whilst the styling is inspired by the rallying world, the A1 Quattro is by no means all show, no go. It will also feature an additional £11,000 worth of equipment upgrades, proving it has the performance underneath the suggestive exterior.

More than 600 components have been tweaked or upgraded to create the A1 Quattro; most importantly the engine. The engine is the same one featured in the TT-S, and delivers 256PS at 6,000rpm, and 350Nm of torque between 2,500 and 4,500rpm. This allows a 0-62mph time of 5.7 seconds and a top speed of 152mph. Combined fuel economy is quoted as 32.8mpg and, if achievable, will mean the Quattro won’t eat through your wallet.

Finished in Glacier White metallic with matching 18-inch alloys, a gloss black roof, bold-looking bodykit and 100mm tail pipes, the A1 Quattro certainly has the looks to impress. It looks poised and powerful, and the ‘quattro’ badges on the grille, roof arch and rear hatch hint at this car’s rally pedigree.

The main feature on the inside is the multi-adjustable Silk Nappa leather-upholstered S sport seats with their pronounced bolsters, integrated head restraints, red stitching and quattro insignias. Eye-catching features also include white needles contrasting a red-faced rev counter and a flat-bottomed multi-function sports steering wheel with red stitching and an inset limited edition plaque.

As mentioned, the A1 Quattro will feature over £11,000 worth of upgraded equipment. Some of these features include xenon plus headlights, the high-beam assistant, adaptive brake lights, an LED interior lighting package, light and rain sensors, the acoustic rear parking system, automatic air conditioning, a storage package, the convenience key and cruise control.

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