Audi A1 – Small, Neat and Ready for the Street

Published on 26th February 2019 at 08:52

Audi’s second generation A1 Sportback is available to order now in Ireland, with on-the-road prices starting from €25,450.This is the smallest of the Audi family and is available in ten different colours, more space, innovative new technology and a range of assistance systems.

This new Audi A1 Sportback long and low, with a wide track and short overhangs. It wears a wide, low-placed Single-frame grille, with implied side air inlets at the front, above which are three flat bonnet slits which pay homage to the Sport quattro.

Inside Story

On the inside the driver can customise the ambient lighting, the eye drawn to the unit of air vents and the standard 10,25-inch, high-resolution, fully digital instrument cluster. All of the controls and touch-screen displays are strongly driver-oriented. In the dark, the cockpit can be brought to life by an optional contour and ambient lighting package that includes LED light elements in 30 selectable colours. Luggage capacity has increased to 335 litres, an addition of 65 litres from the previous model. This can be enlarged to 1,090litres with the rear seats folded down. 

The new Audi A1 Sportback is built for the digital future and features a fully digital instrument cluster with a high-resolution, 10.25-inch display and a multifunction steering wheel as standard. The optional Audi virtual cockpit offers an extended range of functions and diverse information such as animated navigation maps and graphics of some driver assistance systems in the driver's direct field of vision.

The standard Audi smartphone interface integrates iOS and Android smartphones using Apple CarPlay and Android Auto into an environment in the MMI programmed specifically for them, and offers two USB interfaces. Music and acoustics aficionados will be pleased to find a Digital Audio Broadcasting tuner featuring as standard, and the Audi sound system and Bang & Olufsen Premium Sound System available from the options list. 

A1 Safety Systems

The new Audi A1 Sportback offers a range of driver assistance systems that keep it at the right distance from the car ahead, make it easier for the driver to stay in lane and help with parking. Also, standard is the speed limiter, which reliably prevents the Audi A1 Sportback from exceeding a selected maximum speed.

The Audi pre-sense front radar sensor recognises critical situations involving other vehicles, crossing pedestrians or cyclists ahead of the vehicle, even when visibility is poor such as in fog. This system signals the driver with both acoustic and visual cues while at the same time preparing for a possible full brake application and, if necessary, initiating automatic emergency braking in order to prevent an imminent collision or reduce its impact. 

A1 Engines

The Audi A1 30TFSI is initially available with a 1.0litre, three-cylinder unit that produces 116bhp and torque of 200Nm. All the A1 engines come with turbocharging, direct injection and a particulate filter as standard, and can be linked to either a manual gearbox or the seven-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission with the exception of the 200HP variant, which is matched to a six-speed S tronic transmission.

Driver looking to an alternative to the standard suspension on Attraction and SE, can opt for the tauter sport suspension as fitted standard to S line models. 


ModelA1DeliveryOTR Price      
1.0 TFSI 116hp 6 Speed Manual Attraction€24,650 €800€25,450      
1.0 TFSI 116hp 6 Speed Manual SE€26,550 €800€27,350      
1.0 TFSI 116hp 6 Speed Manual S line€28,900€800€29,700      
1.0 TFSI 116hp S tronic Attraction€27,050 €800€27,850      
1.0 TFSI 116hp S tronic SE€28,950€800€29,750      
1.0 TFSI 116hp S tronic S line€31,300€800€32,100      
1.5 TFSI 150hp 6 Speed Manual Attraction€26,750€800€27,550      
1.5 TFSI 150hp 6 Speed Manual SE€28,650€800 €29,450      


PetrolA1DeliveryOTR Price      
1.5 TFSI 150hp 6 Speed Manual S line€31,000€800 €31,800      
1.5 TFSI 150hp S tronic Attraction€29,150€800€29,950      
1.5 TFSI 150hp S tronic SE€31,050€800€31,850      
1.5 TFSI 150hp S tronic S line€33,400€800€34,200      
2.0TFSI 197hp S tronic S line€34,000€800€34,800