German car maker Audi is refreshing its product line up and the latest variants to roll out are the facelift A1 and A1 Sportback hatchbacks. The new models receive refreshed front fascia with the inclusion of redesigned front grille, headlights and new colour options. Mechanically, these new Audi cars get a retuned suspension with an optional adaptive damping and Drive Select function that lets drivers change the nature of the steering, gearbox and throttle.
The major updates come in the form of new three-cylinder diesel and petrol engines. The base variants would benefit from a 1.0-litre petrol unit that churns out 95 bhp of power. The diesel unit would be available in a 1.4-litre common-rail form with 90 bhp of power. A 1.4-litre direct injection petrol unit will follow and would be capable of putting out 123 bhp or 148 bhp of power. A 1.6-litre diesel with 114 bhp and 1.8-litre petrol with 189 bhp would also make way.
The Audi S1 and S1 Sportback with 231PS and quattro permanent all‑wheel drive remain as the performance flagships of the new range. Their 2.0 TFSI engine produces 231PS and 370 Nm (272.9 lbft) of torque, enabling the three-door version to sprint from rest to 62mph in 5.8 seconds (Sportback 5.9) and to reach a top speed of 155mph.
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