2015 Audi A1 Sportback facelift arrives with new 1.0-litre mill

2015 Audi A1 Sportback 1.8 TFSI front quarter

The facelifted 2015 Audi A1 Sportback has made its way to Australia with two brand-new engines, larger wheels across the range and a $26,900 starting price for the new A1 Sportback 1.0 TFSI.

The all-new three-cylinder 1.0-litre TFSI engine now kicks the range off promising a good mix of performance and efficiency. It delivers 70kW and 160Nm of torque, and hits 100km/h in a leisurely 11.1 seconds when equipped with the optional 7-speed S tronic dual-clutch transmission. It is claimed to return an average consumption of just 4.4L/100km.

2015 Audi A1 Sportback rear quarter

At the other end of the lineup, an all-new 1.8 TFSI engine shared with the Volkswagen Polo GTI has also been introduced. It boasts 141kW and 250Nm of torque, enough to send the small hatch from 0-100km/h in 6.9 seconds while returning a claimed 5.6L/100km. It comes standard with a 7-speed S tronic transmission.

In between them sits the carried over 1.4 TFSI with 92kW/200Nm that hits the century sprint in 8.9 seconds while sipping a claimed 4.9L/100km. Like the two new engines, the 1.4 TFSI is equipped with engine start-stop technology and advanced thermal management.

2015 Audi A1 Sportback interior

The 2015 model can be distinguished via a wider and flatter Singleframe grille, new headlights and taillights with new light signature. Inside, there a fresh materials and colours, as well as optional customisation kits.

The new Audi A1 Sportback range has been separated into three spec levels, based on their engine: the 1.0 TFSI entry-level, the 1.4 TFSI Sport and the 1.8 TFSI S line. All three models offer a high level of standard features, of which highlights include:

  • TFSI
  • 15-inch alloy wheels
  • Audi parking system, rear
  • Audi Music Interface, with Bluetooth audio streaming and voice control
  • MMI Radio system, with 6.5-inch colour display and 8 passive speakers
  • Cruise control
  • Driver Information System
  • Electric exterior mirrors
  • Front centre armrest
  • Light and rain sensor
  • Multifunction three-spoke sports steering wheel
    (with paddle shifts for S tronic)
  • Dynamic suspension

1.4TFSI Sport ( in addition to the 1.0 TFSI)

  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Audi Drive Select
  • Automatic Climate Control air-conditioning
  • Front sports seats
  • Aluminium interior trim package
  • LED interior lighting package
  • Front fog lights

1.8TFSI S line ( in addition to the 1.4 TFSI Sport)

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • S line exterior sports styling package
  • Xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights
  • MMI Navigation plus, with 20GB HDD storage and 2 x SHDC card readers
  • Pedals and footrest in stainless steel
  • Sport suspension

In addition to the high level of standard equipment, the following key option packages are available, to maximise customer value:

Style package – $1,990 (for 1.0 TFSI and 1.4 TFSI)

  • Xenon plus headlights with LED daytime running lights
  • 17-inch alloy wheels

Technik package – $2,490 (for 1.0 TFSI and 1.4 TFSI)

  • MMI Navigation plus, with 20 GB HDD storage and 2 x SDHC readers
  • Audi sound system

S line sports package – $2,990 (for 1.8 TFSI)

  • 18-inch alloy wheels in 5-arm rotor design, titanium look
  • Sports seats in cloth/leather
  • S line multifunction sports steering wheel with paddleshifts
  • Black headlining
  • Gear lever in perforated leather
  • S line interior logos and trims
ModelPrice (Excl. on-roads)
A1 Sportback 1.0 TFSI manual 70kW$26,900
A1 Sportback 1.0 TFSI S tronic 70kW$28,250
A1 Sportback 1.4 TFSI Sport manual 92kW$27,750
A1 Sportback 1.4 TFSI Sport S tronic 92kW$30,100
A1 Sportback 1.8 TFSI S line S tronic 141kW$39,900

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