Launched in 2010, the Audi A1 has been a roaring success. Thousands have been sold across the world brand new and used, with numerous variants developed making it one of Audi’s most popular models. A reliable supermini car with all the high quality traits you’d expect from Audi, its production doesn’t look like slowing down any time soon.
From versions with 1.2 litre engines to 2.0 litre diesels and the sportback variety, whatever you desire from a car the Audi A1 has got it. For that reason and many more it should definitely be considered as your next car.
The Audi A1 didn’t become one of 2013’s highest selling cars without good reason. As well as looking the part with its sleek design, every edition of the A1 provides a fantastic ride. The suspension offers plenty of grip and provides a comfortable journey on all models.
There are four different engines, 1.0, 1.4 and 2.0 litre petrol drives and a 1.6 diesel. They all offer quality but obviously increase in power. The 1.4 is probably the best bet as a standard car, for use on short and long journeys.
The 1.4 version has a fuel economy of around 35 mpg (but it can be pushed to about 43 mpg when driving on the motorway). This averages at between £7 to £12 per 100 miles, which isn’t bad. The diesel is far more efficient, reaching over 65 mpg, but comes at a higher starting price.
With new measures that mean road tax costs less for greener cars the Audi A1 has taken advantage of this. Again, CO2 emissions vary for each model but for the standard 1.4 litre versions it is between 112 to 124g/km, which makes its road tax more than affordable and helps you do your bit for mother earth.
A great ride, affordable and fuel efficient, the Audi A1 is also comfortable from the seat of the driver and passengers. Supportive seats, a clear dashboard and plenty of glass mean things haven’t been overcomplicated. There is enough room, with a bigger boot than you get with any mini.
OrangeWheels have all varieties of the Audi A1 on sale so you can check out the different perks offered in the equipment area. The sport version includes sport seats and Bluetooth which adds a bit more intrigue. All A1s include air conditioning, decent alloys and further personalisation options should you require them.