Audi A1 Sportback: fashion – Caradisiac auto show – Caradisiac.com

Since the emergence of small SUVs, chic and trendy city cars have lost ground. There are now only two to share the market: the Mini and the Audi A1. The time for renewal has come in 2018 for the Audi model, which in turn benefits from the modern platform from the Volkswagen group. Present in the gigantic building of Ecausseville, an airship hangar dating from 1916, the small Audi A1 makes its show on the occasion of the first automobile show organized by Caradisiac.

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It is no longer available as a three-door body, but only as a five-door Sportback. Another notable difference from the previous generation is the absence of a diesel engine under the hood, only TFSI petrol units accompany the city car of the Rings. With a longer wheelbase, the Audi A1 Sportback's livability improves and the rear seats are a little more generous than before. The trunk also offers more volume and now has a capacity of 335 liters. On board, we discover a dashboard facing the driver with digital instrumentation that can accommodate the Virtual Cockpit system. We are also entitled on the more upscale versions or as an option to a large 10.25 ’touchscreen. If the finish and the assemblies are exemplary, we are a little disappointed by the presence of hard plastics.

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Here the A1 is presented in a chic "baourdeuse" citycarver version, sold on average € 3,500 more than a classic A1.

If there is no more diesel unit in the program of this car, we have the choice between four power levels with the TFSI units in the menu (95, 16, 150 and 200 hp. If the entry-level unit is not necessarily suitable for road use, from 116 hp driving pleasure shows a notch and you can enjoy the good road behavior of this chic city car. For more dynamism, you can also opt for a Sport chassis with the S Line finish or the Dynamic Performance Pack This is a sports chassis with switchable shock absorbers (two types of adjustable suspension).

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Despite a drop in quality in plastics, the presentation remains premium.
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The multimedia screen is one of the most responsive and efficient on the market.

Offered at a high price, as is often the case with Audi, the Audi city car is both comfortable (be careful not to opt for too large wheels) and a little sporty. At the end of 2019, Audi launched an SUV derivative, called Citycarver. This is an elevated A1 dressed with specific protections and powered by the TFSi 116 engine. A model sold € 3,000 to € 4,000 more than a classic Audi A1 Sportback.

All our Audi A1 Sportback tests

Video test – Audi A1 Citycarver (2019): original but marketable

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Rover tried to lead the way in 2003 with its 25 Streetwise, Dacia followed with its Sandero Stepway in 2009, before Volkswagen with its Crosspolo in 2016, and now it's Audi's turn to explore the city car market. SUV scent with its A1 Citycarver. A good solution for who wants to drive premium and elevated in the city without daring the SUV?

Test – Audi A1 30 TFSI: more versatile than ever

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Much more livable, without diesel, without three-door version and completely redesigned, the Audi A1 Sportback is also illustrated by new engines. We got behind the wheel of the 116 hp petrol version.

Video handling – Audi A1: concentrated premium

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Change of philosophy for this new Audi A1. More virile and also more spacious, it retains its true premium identity: spectacular interior, state-of-the-art techno… and even more expensive prices. First test with the 35 TFSI 150 hp.

All our Audi A1 Sportback reviews

Video comparison – Audi A1 VS Mini 5-door: how we meet …

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Presented just before summer to the press and then at the Paris Motor Show in October to the general public, the Audi A1, the chic city car with rings, has been completely redesigned. Recently marketed, it crosses on its way an old acquaintance restyled a few months ago, the Mini 5-door. So, should we fall for the youth of the A1 or the experience of the Mini?

All our videos of the Audi A1 Sportback

Video test – Audi A1 Citycarver (2019): original but marketable

Video handling – Audi A1: concentrated premium

Video comparison – Audi A1 VS Mini 5-door: how we meet …

What is the used Audi A1 Sportback worth?

Reliability of the first generation Audi A1: the used maxi-sheet from Caradisiac

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With this A1, Audi remains the only premium manufacturer to offer a model in the city car niche, except to consider that BMW is also there through Mini, and Mercedes through Smart!

The Audi A1 Sportback used

Price of a new Audi A1 Sportback: from € 21,180 to € 33,960

Price of a used Audi A1 Sportback: from 5,500 € to 50,000 € (A1 Quattro)

More than 630 Audi A1 Sportback advertisements on the La Centrale website.

Reliability: Caradisiac's opinion

The second generation of Audi A1 is still recent, so it is difficult to talk about its reliability in definitive terms. However, it should benefit from the brand's progress over the past few years. And early adopters are quite satisfied, reporting only a few electronic or window regulator bugs. The start of his career is therefore calm and promising. Hope it lasts…

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The 1st Caradisiac auto show could not have taken place without the active support of the Cotentin agglomeration community and the Association des Amis du Hangar à Dirigeables d'Ecausseville. Many thanks to all those who facilitated the reception of Caradisiac in the airship hangar of Ecausseville, a unique historical monument in the world!

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Our warmest thanks to the Prévost Group, which supported us from the very beginning in this adventure of organizing the 1st Caradisiac auto show. His experience has facilitated the management of the delivery flows of more than one hundred cars in the Hangar d'Ecausseville, nestled in the Normandy countryside!

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