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December 22, 2011

Audi Confirms Production of 2013 A1 Quattro

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Written by: Pete
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Audi launched its sub-compact hatchback in Europe not more than one year ago and has since had immense success with the little car.  To top off this success Audi thought it be prudent to offer a high performance model.  Enter the A1 Quattro, a car Audi is going to offer in a very limited production run of 333 units.

To commemerate not only the success of the A1 but also to provide an homage to the original Audi Quattro of the 80’s.  A car that say tremendous success not only in the consumer world but in the race world.  That car was a car that literally brought AWD to rally car.  Now a standard among all makes who race in the WRC.

The 2013 Audi A1 Quattro brings with it of crouse Quattro AWD, lesser A1’s are available in FWD only.  It also gets the 2.0T Inline-4 found in the Audi TT-S and Volkswagen Golf R but in this application makes 256 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque.  Same as the Golf R but less than that of the TT-S which makes 265 hp and the same 258 lb-ft of torque.

2013 Audi A1 Quattro VIDEO:

Cosmetic changes blend modern Audi ques with those of the original Audi Quattro Coupe of the 80’s.  Seen here from other current Audis are LED daytime running lights, Bi-Xenon headlights, LED taillights, large dual-exhaust tipes, and upgrade front and rear fascias.  Styles from the original Quattro are the wheel design, albeit with a more updated look, and the black rear hatchback treatment.

Inside, the A1 Quattro is much the same as lesser A1’s.  Seen is a nice new flat-bottomed steering wheel with S-Tronic padlde shifters.  Also seen here are upgraded more heavily bolster sport seats.  A nice little touch is the red tachometer not seen in other A1’s or even other Audi products across the board.

As of now the A1 isn’t even rumored of being offered in the States till 2014 and changes are highly likely that we will never get to see the limited run A1 Quattro.  For now we an admire Audis ability to stick to its roots and put a modern twist on such an iconic performance car for the brand.

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