Audi A1 has finally make way to our shores, thanks to Euromobil Sdn Bhd as Audi’s Partner in Malaysia. First off, the Audi A1 significantly differs from it’s elder brothers by it’s headlights with new daytime running lights.
As you can see the lights in 1 whole strip of line instead of the dotted one’s in Audi A4 and others Audi’s models lineup. This has been created using LED lights and light guide.
The Audi A1 comes only in 2 door , 4 seater configuration. The size of the Audi A1 is actually longer than a mini cooper clubman but it’s 100kg lighter. Audi has also fitted electronic limited slip differential that help minimize the understeer.
The interior feels pretty up market as living up the Audi’s standard. The switches and dials has a good premium feel to it. The steering can be tilt and adjustable to fit driver’s position so as the seats.
The white on black dashboards display gives you a clear view of the speedometers and others information such as fuel consumption and etc generated from the on-board computer. There’s also with a 6.5 inch TFT colour in the middle of the dashboard.
The Audi A1 is fitted with the 1.4L TFSI(Turbo fuel stratified injection) engine that is able to produce a 122bhp and 200Nm torque at just 1,500 rpm. Top speed is said to go all the way to 203km/h. I would imagine that would be a good drive around the city. However Audi design this engine with good fuel consumption as key values yet high speed.
With the S tronic gearbox, Audi A1 can clock 0-100km/h in 8.9 seconds. Along side integrated with a start-stop system the fuel consumption level is 5.3 litre/100km as claim on paper.
The Front seats for driver and passengers has ample space for two adults to sit comfortably while the rear seats will be good enough for kids. The 2+2 seat configuration allows 2 passengers but sitting on the rear seats of Audi A1 do get some cup holders in the middle. The rear lights a properly designed with again Audi’s signature’s lights styling.
Audi A1 priced from Rm180,000 ( on the road without insurance) . Audi also allows buyers to customize the roof line colour, interior trims, rim types and sizes as well as optional packages as below.
Pearl eï¬€ect colour – RM2,500.00
BOSE Surround Sound – RM4,000.00
Panoramic roof – RM4,500.00
S line package – RM15,000.00
Audi is having their Audi A1 showcase this weekend in Pavilion KL and Straits Quay Penang until 26 June 2011. If you do have the time, do check it out.