Audi will indeed do a hot-hatch version of the new A1. Company boss Rupert Stadler has admitted that an Audi S1 is on the way and will compete with the likes of the Mini Cooper S. However, the S1 name is still a speculation. Mr. Stadler said it’s a bit to early to confirm a particular name for the performance version of the Audi A1.
It is reported that power for the Audi S1 will come from a 1.4 twin-turbocharged engine making 180-hp, which will be mated to the company’s 7-speed DSG gearbox. Audi engineers have also admitted that the brand’s 2.0L TFSI units can also fit in the A1’s engine compartment. If this turns out to be true, the 2011 Audi S1 will be quite a “hot” mini.
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