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The A1 citycarver will be launched with two three-cylinder TFSI engine variants, followed by a four-cylinder engine a little later on. Turbocharging, direct injection and a particle filter are standard. Depending on the engine variant and the customer’s wishes, the power is transferred to the front wheels by either a manual transmission or a seven-speed S tronic. If the vehicle is fitted with the Audi drive select dynamic handling system, the S tronic includes a freewheeling function in efficiency mode.
Each engine captivates customers with its individual strengths. The main strengths of the three-cylinder engines are its compact layout, the low weight of 88 kilograms (194.0 lb) and the low moved masses. The 1.0 TFSI with 70 kW (95 metric hp), which powers the A1 citycarver 25 TFSI, is particularly efficient. In the more powerful performance level for the citycarver 30 TFSI, it outputs 85 kW (116 metric hp).
The 1.5 TFSI is a high-tech engine. Its cylinder on demand (COD) system shuts down two cylinders in moderate driving operation, and solutions like the iron-coated cylinder linings reduce interior friction. The 1.5-liter engine powers the A1 citycarver 35 TFSI with an output of 110 kW (150 metric hp).
Audi has equipped the A1 citycarver with a suspension tuned to be harmonious, sporty and precise. The setup and the larger circumference of the tires lift the body’s trim level by 35 millimeters (1.4 in) as compared to the A1 Sportback. The dynamic package is available for the 30 TFSI and the 35 TFSI. It includes red brake calipers, the Audi drive select dynamic handling system, a sound actuator and a suspension with adjustable dampers.
The Audi drive select system, which offers the modes auto, dynamic, efficiency and individual (only in combination with navigation), is also available separately. Adjustable dampers are available in combination with the dynamic package. As an alternative to the standard 16-inch wheels, Audi and Audi Sport offer wheels with a diameter of up 18 inches (with the dynamic package). The optional hold assist prevents the vehicle from rolling backwards on uphill and downhill slopes.
The A1 citycarver will be introduced on the European market in the fall of 2019. In Germany, it will be available from EUR 22,100. At market launch, Audi will also introduce the “edition one,” a special edition model finished in Arrow gray or Pulse orange with 18-inch wheels. The headlights and rear lights are darkened, and the exclusive interior equipment is based on the S line. Customers can order the “edition one” for engine variants from 85 kW for an extra cost of EUR 5,650.
In the interior of the Audi A1 citycarver, even the rear passengers can enjoy plenty of head- and legroom. The luggage compartment normally provides a volume of up to 335 liters (11.8 cu ft). When the rear backrests are folded down, this increases to 1,090 liters (38.5 cu ft) up to the roof. The luggage compartment package, which features a net and a variable loading floor (optional), is a handy feature for everyday life in the city.
The A1 citycarver features the most sporty interior in the compact class. The instrument panel is tilted toward the driver, and the standard digital instrument cluster and its cover form a unit with the air vents. The MMI display (optional) and the vent strip on the front passenger side are positioned on a surface with a black glass look.
Individual design plays a central role in the interior concept of the Audi A1 citycarver. There are four equipment variants to choose from: basic, advanced, design selection and S line. Contrasting stitching on the covers is available from the interior advanced equipment variant and upward, while the S line offers combinations of fabric/synthetic leather or Alcantara/synthetic leather. The design selection includes the impressive contour/ambient lighting package. All equipment variants of the Audi A1 citycarver—from the sport seats (standard with the S line) to the LED headlights with dynamic rear turn signal lights—are based on the A1 Sportback.
The brand’s most progressive compact model is geared toward young customers. This is also reflected in the color and material palettes. Upon request, the fresh mint and orange (new) colors emphasize the seat upholstery (with the advanced line). The accent surfaces on the air vents, the center tunnel console and the doors are painted in mint, silver-gray, orange, copper or structured gray (for the S line), while the application surface on the instrument panel is available in matt black, Ferrum gray or Diamond silver.