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Audi A1 2011

Audi A1 in 2011 - the most compact car in the model number of the German company. The three-door hatchback with a sporty design. Body turned attractive appearance conveys his swiftness car and emphasizes the sporty character. Massive grille not forked, has chrome trim. Bonnet as it hangs over the headlights, giving the car a menacing look. The sharp edges of the bumper on both sides of the lattice as it accentuates the headlights. The wheel arches are surrounded by graceful smooth line, but the wings do not stick out much, that gives Audi a practical view of contributing to the lack of any decorative frills. In general, the model looks interesting and attractive. A novelty for Audi was the contrasting color of the front and rear pillars. Offered as an option.

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A1 first prototype was shown three years ago. At the Tokyo Motor Show in 2007, the company introduced the concept of Metro Project Concept, for which in 2008 was followed by a five-door concept A1 Sportback.

The car is based on the platform of Volkswagen, which is built on models such as the VW Polo and Skoda Fabia, however, Audi's engineers modified the chassis in order to give the car a more sporty behavior. The length of the A1 is only 3.95 m, width - 1.74 m, height - 1.42 m and the wheelbase models - 2.47 m. The car is designed strictly to the four passengers. Fifth nowhere to sit because of the rear seats in the organized mini table with holders for cups and bottles. It is located in the middle of the rear passenger seat.

Due to the fact that the roof line strongly arched sitting behind adults do not have time to feel the ceiling over his head. The driver's seat has a low landing characteristic of sports cars. Although it remains a good view of the road. The driver's seat is regulated not only longitudinally, but also in height. Overall, comfortable chairs, have a fairly good lateral stability. The steering wheel is made of three spokes have Adjustments to the angle and depth. Ergonomic panel conveniently adjusted by the driver. Salon trimmed with leather. Colors skillfully chosen. Harmonious colors are light gray in color with a black gives the cabin a solid and comfortable feel. Overall famous brand quality: accurate fit panels with smooth and rather narrow gaps, "premium" finishing materials. Upholstery fabrics pleasant texture.

Luggage provides only 270 liters of space, however, the rear seats can be folded, thus increasing the amount of usable space to 720 liters. Soundproofing cabin at altitude: the driver and passengers are not annoying noises and squeaks.

Engines Audi A1

audi a1 2011 Engineaudi a1 2011 EngineThe engine range includes four Audi A1 the power unit. The power range of two TFSI gasoline engines and two diesel TDI of 86 hp (63 kW) to 122 hp (90 kW). All engines are equipped with the latest technology. All engines use direct fuel injection and turbocharging. The concept of reducing the working volume, combined with a modular platform to increase the efficiency of Audi delivers impressive power with low fuel consumption ranging from 3.9 to 5.3 l / 100 km. The base engine is a 1.2-liter turbocharged engine. It has an output of 86 hp (63 kW) and even at speeds of 1500 to 3500 rev / min, a maximum torque of 160 Nm. The four-cylinder engine coupled with a five-speed manual transmission accelerates the Audi A1 experience from zero to 100 km / h in 12.1 seconds and enables a top speed of 179 km / h. Fuel consumption - 5.1 liters.

A1 is also equipped with a 1.4-liter 122-horsepower engine, through which the car can accelerate to 200 km / h and acceleration to 100 km / h will take in this case 9.1 seconds. Two other options are diesel engines: a 1.6-liter engine with 90 and 105 hp (230 and 250 Nm, respectively). By default, all the engines are combined with a manual gearbox, while the 1.4-liter petrol unit, you can select 7-speed S tronic transmission with double clutch. All engines imply the presence of a start-stop system and energy recovery systems.

For Audi, the A1 offers two basic trim lines: Attraction, which implies a rich set of equipment as well as sporty and dynamic version of Ambition. Attraction trim line includes a number of improvements in the area of comfort: sound system chorus, central locking with remote control, electrically adjustable exterior mirrors, power windows and a height-adjustable driver's seat. As for passive safety, standard equipment includes two front airbags, and side curtain head airbags. Set complement seatbelt force limiters, built-in head restraints, Audi and Isofix attachment for child seats on the rear seats.

Packaging Audi A1 Ambition easy distinguished by alloy wheels of 16 inches and fog lamps. Interior Ambition complementary sports steering wheel with leather braiding, interior elements aluminum trim, sports seats, front with the system easy-entry, with lumbar support and height adjustment. But this is a purely external differences. With regard to the technological equipment, the Ambition version provides driver information system (DIS) to further refine the program manual. In located in the center of the dashboard display provides information on the state of the car at the moment of movement, allowing the driver to select the most effective in a given case the transfer.

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A comfortable lounge with an emphasis on the details, plus a perfect German engineering "filling" made of A1 is not just a cute little runabout, and a formidable competitor, finished varnish away market share from such iconic models like the Mini and the Fiat 500. Of course, Audi A1 - not top practicality and such a machine is unlikely to choose a family man. But this model provided the fancy of youth who needs a stylish car and to travel quickly and comfortably.

Nearly two years after the three-door A1, Audi expanded the range of bodies "unity" at the expense of five-door version Sportback. An extra pair of doors adds exterior is not boredom, and vice versa - grace and stateliness. For the same length of 3954 mm wheelbase 2469 mm Sportback wider and higher than the three-door counterpart. In both cases, the increase in size was 6 mm. But the door Sportback version with 240 mm shorter than the three-door. Although elongated and a higher roof and raised in a car body width, the drag coefficient has not changed and, as with winged equal to 0.32. One of the best in class.

Weight gain was only 25 kg. The basic version of the five-door "unity" weighs 1065 kg - Audi claims that this is the easiest premium compact market.

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As for the three-door, for the A1 Sportback available contrasting color of the roof and the body and a few styling packages offering different overlays on bumpers and side skirts, spoilers, diffusers, colored panels and other interior elements of internal and external decoration. Exclusively for the modification of the A1 Sportback was designed color Samoa Orange Metallic.

Design, decoration and interior equipment are typical for Audi. The interior offers a variety of upholstery colors with the same inserts edging speakers and air vents. You can even choose the color of the ceiling. In the front seat is quite roomy, and the range of adjustment is traditionally high. Headroom at the rear passengers more than the three-door A1. Unlike conventional A1, which is only four-seater, the buyer Sportback can choose the number of passenger seats. For example, in the "base" A1 Sportback - four, and between the rear seats installed plastic tray with cup holders and niche, but if the client wishes the vehicle may be equipped with integral cushion, which can fit three people, and this option is free.

The boot capacity is 270 liters. The folding and folding back of the sofa can increase up to 920 liters transport capacity of the compact Audi.

There are 4 gasoline engine. Start the gasoline engine - 1.2 TFSI - develops power of 86 hp, and thanks to a special temperature control system managed to limit fuel consumption to 5.1 liters per 100 kilometers. This version of the engine is only available with a 5-speed manual gearbox. Keep two line unit volume of 1.4 TFSI capacity of 122 hp and 185 hp Last engine with a turbo compressor allows to accelerate to hundreds in 7 seconds and travel at a maximum speed 227 km / h. This pair of 1.4-liter turbo engine is equipped with a seven-speed robotised "mechanics» S-tronic.

New to the petrol engine range was the 1.4-liter unit capacity of 140 hp It is noteworthy that it is not only more powerful but also more economical 122-strong fellow. Average fuel consumption in the combined cycle A1 Sportback with a new 140-horsepower engine and robotized transmission is claimed at 4.7 liters per 100 km, while the 122-strong version consumes 5.3 liters. The fact that the new engine is capable of breaking a pair of cylinders, when it is not required total power. This decision received in the Audi name «cylinder on demand», come from the world of the big V8 and allows "unity" in addition to save up to 1 liter of fuel per 100 kilometers. At low loads, the two cylinders are no longer burn the fuel, and the vehicle is driven with the help of the other two. Disabling is completely invisible, and to learn about it can only be by the inscription on the display of the onboard computer.

Gamma diesel units consists of three motors. Volume of 1.6 liters and 90 hp and 105 Weaker has a choice of 5-speed manual or 7-speed S tronic, the more powerful - only manual. According to the manufacturer, both will burn just 3.8 liters / 100 km. The most high-spirited of diesel 2-liter engine with 143 hp It accelerates the A1 Sportback to 100 km / h in 8.5 seconds, while average fuel consumption is 4.1 to him l / 100 km.

The percentage of weight distribution depending on the motor varies in proportion of 61-63% on the front axle and 37-39% - on the back.

It is worth noting that, unlike the older models of the brand with aluminum suspension, the A1 Sportback details of the front suspension, subframe and front levers are made of high-strength steel. From the same metal made and rear suspension semi-dependent, in which the design is applied torsion beam.

Besides tight sport suspension and low profile tires, the mite contributes to the manageability and Stability Program ESP. In turn, if necessary, ESP brakes the inner wheel and steered the maximum thrust on the outside, making the car handling is closer to neutral.

Among the interesting electronics A1 Sportback offers built-in access point to wireless internet, navigation with advanced voice control (address can dictate one sentence or look in the same way sites), a Bose sound system with 14 speakers, information and entertainment center MMI, Bluetooth phone and other solutions. Among other options, there are bi-xenon lights with automatic passing / driving modes, panorama roof with the hatch, the LED rear optics, "multi-wheel" with the petals of the transmission control, electronic key, and more.

The five-door version of the model is much more practical and completely suited to a young family with young children.