Insurance groups range from 1 to 50 and dictates the cost of the vehicles insurance. The higher the group, the higher the insurance will be for the vehicle.
BHP rates the engine performance of vehicles and stands for the brake horsepower.
CO2 is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the vehicle in grams per kilometre travelled, the lower the CO2 emissions the cleaner the vehicle is for the environment.
The total number of seats in the vehicle.
Number Of Seats
Road Tax is based upon the CO2 emissions of the vehicle and is split into 13 bands from A to M. The higher the letter the greater the cost of tax paid to drive the vehicle on public roads. In addition to the road tax detailed below, any vehicle that had a manufacturers retail price in excess of £40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional £310 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.
"***Our Very Own Demonstrator***"
Stuart Morley, Head of Business
|Electric front windows|
|Heated rear windscreen|
|Heat insulating glass|
|ESP with ASR|
|Voice control system|
|Audi drive select|
|Service interval indicator|
|Low washer fluid indicator|
|Heated door mirrors|
|Electric adjustable door mirrors|
|DAB Digital radio|
|Audi music interface|
|Bluetooth audio streaming|
|Additional SD card reader|
|Front fog lights|
|Adaptive brake lights|
|Rake/reach adjustable steering wheel|
|Jack and tool kit|
|Cupholders in centre console|
|Door sills with aluminium inlays|
|3 spoke leather multifunction sports steering wheel|
|12v Socket in centre console|
|First aid kit|
|Height adjustable front seatbelts|
|Driver and passenger side airbags|
|Rear three point seatbelts x 2|
|Driver/Front Passenger airbags|
|Front passenger airbag deactivation|
|Tyre pressure monitor|
|Front and rear seatbelt reminder|
|Front sports seats|
|Height adjustable front seats|
|Front seats - 'Easy Entry'|
|Lumbar adjustment for front seats|
|Split folding rear seats|
|Adjustable rear head restraints|
|Front head restraints|
|Isofix attachments on rear seats|
|Locking wheel bolts|
|Remote control central locking|
|Thatcham category 1 alarm+immobiliser|
|Wheels - Spare|
|Tyre repair kit|
The specification listed for this vehicle was standard when purchased new. The actual specification may vary, for confirmation, please contact our sales department.
Audi has put its big car knowhow into a smaller one. Their improved A1 meets the fashionable need for high quality trendy compact cars with a thoroughness that will have MINI and MiTo rivals feeling distinctly worried - not least in clean, thrifty and now more powerful 1.6-litre TDI diesel guise.
Audi's A1 has hit a sweet spot in the premium part of the supermini segment. This palatable dose of concentrated Vorsprung durch Technic is the brand's fastest-selling model ever, the up-market small car that Audi fans spent years waiting for, watching sporty urban trinkets like BMW's MINI and Alfa Romeo's MiTo prove just how much people were prepared to pay for something compact, yet classy. Just as the opposition were starting to catch up, the A1 has been rejuvenated with a package of changes that included a slightly smarter look, extra hi-tech equipment and, in the case of the variant we're looking at here, a little more power. That version is the mainstream diesel, a 1.6-litre TDI model that's had its output boosted from a modest 105PS to a more purposeful 116PS. Time to try it.
There's no magic formula here; just sound basics from the very well developed Polo platform. That's been matched to a sophisticated range of engines. I tried what is arguably the best all-round choice as part of this test, a 1.6-litre TDI diesel with power raised from 105 to 116PS in this revised model. That's enough to see you to 62mph in 9.4s en route to 124mph. Many potential owners will be ticking the box for the optional 7-speed dual clutch S tronic transmission, one of those automatic gearboxes clever enough to select the next gear even before you've left the last one. On the move, one of the things you're likely to notice is just how sure-footed this little A1 feels powering out of sharp turns. It turns out there's a reason for this, a torque vectoring system that imperceptibly brakes your wheels at the inside of a curve. When power is applied, the excess torque then flows to the outer wheel, which helps to maximise traction and makes the car steer through the bend more precisely. What we'd council against is getting carried away by all this sporting potential and ordering your A1 with huge 17 or 18-inch wheels - or even worse, stiff sports suspension, the latter being a feature that fortunately, you can now de-select from the plusher 'Sport' and 'S line' trim levels.
The A1's styling hasn't changed markedly, but you might well spot the flatter and wider singleframe grille, revised bumpers, different standard alloy wheel designs and an updated colour palette. Otherwise it's still a familiar shape with the arcing roofline that looks so good in contrast colours. The cabin adheres to typical contemporary Audi design language. If you've driven an A3 or an A4, you'll feel very much at home here, as indeed Audi has intended in order to attract customers looking to downsize. Unlike some rivals, the interior is quiet and maturely finished with no speedometers the size of dinner plates or garish graphics. Audi contend that if you're downsizing from a bigger car, you expect big car sophistication and the A1 serves that up in spades. Everything is soft touch, silicon damped and consistent in feel and design. There's now additional chrome and high gloss black detailing, new upholstery choices including an Alcantara and leather blend and new upholstery colours, such as Laser blue for Sport models. The A1 body can only afford so much interior space in a package 3954mm long, but the 267-litre boot extends to a respectable 920-litres if you drop the back seats. It's a little bigger than most city cars but is aced for space by a lot of superminis.
The A1 1.6 TDI starts at around £15,500 and the top S line S tronic auto version will set you back just under £21,000. There's a premium of just over £600 if you want want to trade up from the three-door to the five-door Sportback bodystyle. As for equipment, well, even with baseline 'SE' trim, you get alloy wheels of at least 15-inches in size, plus heat-insulating glass, powered front windows and mirrors, remote locking and a Thatcham Category One alarm. Inside, you'll find air conditioning, a three-spoke sports steeering wheel and a height-adjustable driver's seat. Most importantly perhaps, there's a 6.5-inch MMI infotainment display screen from whch you can access a DAB radio, a six-speaker CD stereo system and connect in via an aux-in socket or an SD card reader. The standard safety provision runs to the usual expected things, though you have to pay extra if you want a proper spare wheel rather than one of those fiddly tyre repair kits. And you only get a hill holder clutch that stops you from drifting backwards on uphill jubnctions if you opt for the S tronic auto gearbox. All A1s do though, come with Isofix child seat fastenings, tyre pressure monitoring and twin front, side and curtain airbags. Plus there's an ESC stability control system that now has an interim 'Sport' setting that relaxes intervention a little when you're in a sporty mood.
The addition of an entry-level 1.0 TFSI petrol model to the improved Audi A1 range might be enough to make some buyers think twice about stretching up to the 1.6-litre TDI diesel variant, though that does still hold a significant running cost advantage thanks to substantial improvements when it comes to fuel and CO2 returns. This version now goes around six miles further on the combined cycle, registering 80.7mpg. It's also 7g/km cleaner than before, the CO2 figure improving to 92g/km. As with the 1.0-litre model, there's a penalty of around 5% if you opt for auto transmission and, as with any car, remember that you'll take a further hit if you specify larger wheels. What else? Well as usual with Audis, low benefit-in-kind taxation ratings will be a major draw for company buyers. As will the fact that depreciation remains class-leadingly slow, which means that as long as you can afford the initial outlay and don't go mad on the options list, this A1 is probably going to work out as cheap - if not cheaper - to own than almost anything you could consider in the supermini segment. Further assistance here is provided by the affordable 'Audi Complete' service and maintenance packages that can take care of all your service and maintenance needs - and optionally your tyre needs as well - for up to three years. Plus there's a choice of either 'Long Life' or 'Fixed Inspection' servicing regimes, depending on whether you plan to cover either more than or less than 10,000 miles a year.
Front floor mats, Electric front windows, ABS/EBD, Voice control system, Electro-mechanical PAS, Service interval indicator, Heated door mirrors, DAB Digital radio, Front fog lights, Illuminated glovebox...
|0 to 60 mph (secs)|
|0 to 62 mph (secs)||9.4|
|Engine Power - BHP||116|
|Engine Power - KW||85|
|Engine Power - PS|
|Engine Power - RPM||3500|
|Engine Torque - LBS.FT||184|
|Engine Torque - MKG||26|
|Engine Torque - NM||250|
|Engine Torque - RPM||1500|
|Emissions - ICE|
|CO2 (g/km)||97 (g/km)|
|Noise Level dB(A)||72|
|Standard Euro Emissions||EURO 6|
|Fuel Consumption - ICE|
|EC Combined (mpg)||76.3|
|EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies|
|EC Extra Urban (mpg)||88.3|
|EC Urban (mpg)||62.8|
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With thousands of models available we can offer you a competitive cash price quotation against any of our vehicles.
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PCP (Personal Contract Purchase) a simple cost effective way to buy your new or nearly new
You choose the car, the deposit, how long you want the contract to run for and the mileage you intend to do. You will then receive a quote for fixed cost motoring for the length of the contract. At the end of the contract you have a choice to either buy the car outright for an agreed lump sum (the GFV or final balloon payment), or hand the vehicle back to the lender.
Hire Purchase allows you to take ownership of a car once all payments are made.
This is one of the most popular methods to buy a new vehicle. You pay an initial deposit, then pay off the balance in monthly payments over an agreed period of time, when the payments are complete the car is yours.
One of the main benefits with Hire Purchase is the ability to buy a high value vehicle on
Hire Purchase allows you to tailor your finance package as deposit, length of time and monthly payments are all flexible.
Personal contract hire is very similar to normal contract hire, but is exclusively for
private individuals. This
is one of the most common form of leasing.
With a personal contract hire agreement you take control of a car for a contractual period – usually referred to as the ‘lease period’. You will make fixed monthly payments for the duration of the contract – when the contract expires you will simply return the car and take out a new personal contract hire lease. PCH means you never have to worry about resale values of your car.
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