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Audi’s Limited Edition A1 Quattro

Published by on Dec 21st, 2011, No Comments

Audi has just announced the introduction of the Limited Edition 252-hp A1 Quattro, a high-performance version of the German Automaker’s subcompact hatch.

“the A1 Quattro comes equipped with the automaker’s legendary all-wheel-drive system, with power provided by the same 2.0-liter turbocharged and direct-injected four-cylinder used in the S3. The reworked mill puts out 252 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 258 pound-feet of torque from 2,500 to 4,500 rpm – a boost of more than 70 hp and 74 lb-ft over the standard 1.4-liter A1.”

The wheel wells are filled with a modified MacPherson strut suspension in the front and at the rear, a multi-link setup. The braking system has been upgraded with larger discs at all four corners with black painted calipers. The electromechanical steering has also been adjusted to provide a 14.8:1 ratio and the ESP has been modified for high-performance duty.

The exterior is inspired by other past Audi concepts as well as the S and RS lines. The interior showcases a new instrument panel, aluminum pedals and black leather with red stitching.

The A1 is expected to go on sale next year with only 333 units available.

source: Autoblog

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