Audi A1: The Long Term Benefits

Audi A1- The economical and fuel efficient car

Released in Geneva Motors this Audi has 3 door hatchbacks. It can easily intake for adults with their luggage. Audi A1 gives choice of 2 petrol as well as one diesel option for engines. These three engine options gives good fuel economy with less CO2 emissions. This is the reason Audi A1 is an economical car, started by Audi in 2010 with UK followed in November 2010.

Audi sportback is another model by Audi which has five doors launched in 2001, November, though the sales started in the export market in the time of spring, 2012.A1 model is designed in such a way so as to compete the Mini, Mito, etc. Sportback is generally lightweight. The car mostly attracts young and wealthy buyers.

Audi A1 follows Volkswagen group’s platform which is same for Ibiza Mk4 as well as Volkswagen Polo Mk5, their development is worked together with SEAT. A1 uses MacPherson in front and torsion beam back suspension. The first launch took place in the year 2010.There were at least 300 A1’s that left London. June 2011 saw production of 100,000th A1.

Different Models and their specifications

The trim levels of this model are S line, sport and SE. Both Sport as well as S line models has sports suspension, seats, large wheels in addition to other features while SE model has only base specifications.

The new trim level series was introduced by Audi in the year 2011. The series includes Black Edition with series of few limited editions that includes Competition Line as well as Contrast Edition. The general features include AC, ESP with newest lock system, Single CD system, etc. Depending on the different levels of Sport trims, styling features differ.

Promotion of Audi A1

The promotion of Audi A1 was made viral through an internet video which was given a title as “The Next Big Thing”. Justin Timberlake started off the campaign. Six episodes were created and were available online. Every episode stretched up to 3 minutes and the shorter versions were allowed feature in television advertisements all over the world.

Audi A1 also features in famous video games such as NFS: Most wanted. The sample version of Audi R8 known as Audi R8 GT Spyder also showcases in this game. This car is first from Audi that has tablet brochure. It works on iPad allowing the viewers to change to their favorite color on each page. There is also provision of 3D driving model.

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Technical Characteristics of Audi A1

Technical Characteristics of 2010 Audi A1 1.6 TDI produced by Audi (DE).

Body Type Hatchback 3 doors
Weight 1140 Kg
Length 3954 mm
Height 1416 mm
Wheelbase 2469 mm
Front Track 1477 mm
Rear Track 1471 mm
Ground Clearance n/a
Fuel Capacity 45 liters
Engine location front
Engine alignment transverse
Drive Wheels Front wheel drive
Steering rack & pinion PAS
Fuel Supply System direct diesel injection
Max Power 105HP (77 kW) @ 4400 rpm
Max Torque 250Nm @ 1500 rpm
CO2 Emissions 103 g/Km
Engine Coolant water
Displacement 1598 cc
Bore 80 mm
Stroke 81 mm
Cam Design DOHC - Double Overhead Camshaft (per bank)
Cylinders 4 INLINE
Valves per cylinder 4
Total Valves 16
Compression Ratio 16.5:1
Aspiration Turbo D.
Front Brakes VeDi
Rear Brakes Di-S-ABS
Standard Wheels 6?J x 15 / 6?J x 15
Standard Tyres 205/55 R 15 / 205/55 R 15
Suspension Front n/a
Suspension Rear n/a
Transmission 5 speed manual
Number of gears 5
Acceleration 0-100 Km/h 10.5 seconds
Acceleration 80-120 Km/h n/a
Top Speed n/a
City 4.7 l/100km
Road 3.5 l/100km
Mixt 3.9 l/100km