2019 Audi A1 Price And Release Date – Introduced for the 2011 model year, the Audi A1 is one of Ingolstadt’s newest creations; a supermini designed to go against the likes of the Ford Focus and the Mini Cooper on the European market. Launched in both three- and five-door body styles, the A1 is the smallest and most fuel efficient Audi to as of 11/4/2014 thanks to its small-displacement, four-cylinder gasoline and diesel engines. Initial engine options included 1.2 and 1.4 TFSI units and a 1.6 TDI. Later on, the Germans also introduced a more powerful 1.4 TFSI with 182 horsepower and a 2.0 TDI with 141 ponies. As we venture into the 2019 model year, the A1 receives its first-ever facelift, which brings minor visual tweaks and more significant changes under the hood.
2019 Audi A1 Future
The revised Audi A1 is a bit sportier than its predecessor thanks to a couple of exterior pieces borrowed from the S1, but the more significant modifications occurred under the hood. A pair of brand-new, three-cylinder engines has been added to the lineup, while the rest of the units gained a few extra ponies. Read more about these changes after the jump.
2019 Audi A1 Exterior And Interior
As with most Audi facelifts, the A1’s revision brings mild changes on the outside. Now 0.8 inches longer, the Audi A1 carries a revised front fascia consisting of a pair of headlamps taken from the performance S1 version and a brand new apron. The latter incorporates reshaped grille inserts and rectangular fog lamps; the previous model was equipped with round units. Visual changes continue around back with improved taillight graphics and a new rear apron with a twin-pipe exhaust layout. Granted, the 2019 A1 isn’t the “extensively redesigned” vehicle Audi claims it to be, but the facelift’s exterior updates add a touch of sportiness to the supermini.The A1’s interior remained virtually unchanged, as Audi only meddled with the lighting and the MMI infotainment system. The latter is now available with the Audi connect module, which enables customers to benefit from online services for the while also turning it into a WiFi hotspot.
2019 Audi A1 Engine
Moving onto diesel, Audi A1 offers a 1.4-liter three-pot and 1.6-liter four-banger. The former is the laziest of the bunch, packing only 89 horsepower. On the other hand, it’s also the most fuel efficient, needing just 3.4 liters of diesel per 100 kilometers (69 U.S. mpg). The 1.6-liter oil burner returns for 2019 with 114 ponies, which accounts for a 10-pony bump. The 2.0-liter TDI offered with the pre-facelift model has been dropped.There’s also a larger, 2.0-liter TFSI with 227 horsepower and 272 pound-feet of torque, but that unit is exclusive to the performance S1 model. The beefed-up supermini reaches 60 mph from a standing start in 5.9 seconds before hitting a top speed of 155 mph.
2019 Audi A1 Price And Release Date
Official pricing for the 2019 Audi A1 has yet to be released, but we know for a fact the Germans aren’t planning on bringing it Stateside. In most European markets, the vehicle will retail from around €17,000, which converts to $21,200