The 2014 Audi S1 Sportback is the performance version of the Audi A1 making it the most affordable S model car from the German carmaker. The car packs a powerful engine and peppy ride to make it one of most fun car to drive.
S1 Sportback Exterior and Design
The car looks similar to the A1, but has design cues to distinguish it from the normal A1. The front fascia of the car looks very ferocious due to its sleek and angular xenon headlamps. The signature trapezoidal Audi grill gives it a familiar appeal while the front bumper has been tweaked to make it different from the normal version. There are a lot of creases and sharp lines in the profile view and a bold shoulder line runs from the headlamps to the tail lights at the rear. At the rear, the looks are very sporty due to its unique design elements like rear spoiler, quad exhaust pipes, LED tail lamps and horizontal structures graphics.
The 2014 Audi S1 Sportback has a very intimidating road presence and its dual tone design theme and blacked out roof gives this car a sharp appeal.
New Audi S1 Sportback Engine
The new 2014 Audi S1 Sportback is powered by a 2.0 litre turbocharged four cylinder petrol engine that produces 228 horsepower and 272 foot pounds of torque. Audi has managed to churn out more than 100 bhp per litre of engine, producing massive performance from a small engine. The power is transferred to the permanent all wheel drive system through a six speed manual transmission which works brilliantly to make this sportback extremely quick. The car reaches from 0-60 mph in 5.9 seconds and hits its top speed at 155 mph. The feels extremely quick and due to its latest turbocharged engine, it returns a respectable fuel economy of 33 miles per gallon.
Weighing only 1340 Kgs help this car in attaining perfect driving dynamics and the car sticks to its line perfectly.
Audi S1 Sportback Interior
The interior design of 2014 Audi S1 Sportback follows minimalistic design approach which looks very clean and the all black interior go perfect with the sporty image of the car. The quality of materials as expected is top notch and a dash of color coded interior colors brightens up the interior a bit. The most significant element inside the cabin is the sporty bucket seats which firmly hold you in position while you take on corners at high speeds. Due to its compact dimensions, space inside the cabin sometimes feels cramped, specially at the back. Apart from that, the dashboard is very nicely laid, with all the essential control placed beneath the touch screen unit. Overall the cabin looks sporty and feels upmarket.
The fact that this is the most affordable S model from Audi does not mean stop Audi fro stuffing this car with premium features. For enhancing the comfort of the passenger, this car is equipped with Bose audio system, electronic climate control, 6.5 inch touchscreen infotainment display, leather upholstery, heated door mirrors etc. On the safety front, this car is equipped with electronic differential lock, Xenon Headlamps, ABS, ESP, Airbags, 310 mm disk brakes, adaptive suspension, etc.
2014 Audi S1 Sportback Price
The 2014 Audi S1 Sportback is a performance car that combines brilliant driving pleasure and powerful motor at a very reasonable price. This car is available from mid 2014 and is priced at around 50,000 USD.