Audi updates A1 rangeNew diesel engine and trim levels for supermini

15 November 2011

Audi A1

Audi has treated the A1 premium supermini to a new diesel engine and two new spec levels

Audi has announced new Black and Contrast styling packs for its popular A1 supermini, along with a range-topping diesel engine.

New 2.0 TDI engine for Audi A1

Headlining the updates is a new 2.0-litre diesel engine. Developing 141bhp, it offers a 37bhp power advantage over the only other diesel, the 1.6-litre TDI.

The new engine will get the Audi A1 from 0-62mph in 8.2 seconds and on to a maximum speed of 135mph. Despite the increased performance, claimed fuel economy remains commendably high at 68.9mpg, while CO2 emissions of 108g/km mean the car sits in VED band B (£20 a year car tax).

The 2.0-litre engine is the fifth in the A1 line-up. The most frugal unit is still the 1.6-litre TDI, which returns 74.3mpg (claimed) and is VED exempt, emitting just 99g/km of CO2. At the other end of the scale, the most powerful engine is the 182bhp, 1.4-litre TFSI petrol engine, which returns 47.9mpg and emits 139g/km CO2.

The A1 2.0 TDI starts from £17,495, and is available in Sport, S-line Black and Contrast trim levels.

Updated Black and Contrast trim levels

Audi has also announced two new style packs. The first, named Contrast, features a contrasting roof-line colour, aerodynamic body styling and 17-inch five-spoke alloy wheels. A double-blade roof spoiler is available as an extra-cost option.

Contrast specification is available with all engines except the most powerful 1.4-litre petrol unit. It commands a premium of £1,350 over the Sport trim level.

Black, which is based on the top of the range S-line spec, is available for those wanting to give their A1 a sleeker appearance. It features a black grille, rear privacy glass, titanium-look 18-inch alloy wheels, xenon headlights and LED daytime running lights. Inside, the air conditioning system is replaced with full climate control, while the stereo is an upgraded 180-watt item.

Black spec is available only with the most powerful petrol and diesel engines, and costs £1,100 over the equivalent S-line model.

You can find out which car features are best for residual (resale) values by reading our car options guide.

More on this...

Audi A1 video - watch the Audi A1 in action in our full review video

Supermini reviews - read about the cars the Audi A1 is up against

Car tax guide - find out more about car tax costs

Cookies at Which? We use cookies to help improve our sites. If you continue, we'll assume that you're happy to accept our cookies. Find out more about cookies