Audi S1 at Geneva

The 2014 Audi S1 has officially made it’s debut at the Geneva Motor Show today, alongside many other manufacturer models such as the Toyota Aygo, Vauxhall Adam S and the Honda Civic Type R.


The Audi S1 specs


The new model is powered by a 2.0 litre turbo engine that delivers 228 brake horse power and 370Nm of torque. This engine is mated to a six speed manual gearbox and the model comes with quattro four wheel drive as standard. The three door S1 is capable of reaching 62mph from a standstill in 5.8 seconds, while the five door Sportback takes 5.9 seconds.


The Audi S1 styling and tech


Suspension for the S1 has been altered compared to the A1 model, with a new four link set up at the rear and firmer dampers all round to help improve cornering. The vehicle also gains alloy wheels that go up to 18 inches, large brake discs and new settings for the electromechanical power steering. Standard Audi Drive Select also enables drivers to vary the dampers and engine response.


The shape of the Audi S1′s headlights have been made sharper, which will be extended across the A1 range as part of a facelift for this year. The new S1 also gains xenons and at the back there are new LED tail lamps with unique graphics.


To make the S1 more distinguishable, the company are offering it in four exclusive new paint finishes, including Vegas Yellow. There is an aggressive new body kit and the choice of fitting a quattro exterior styling package too. The styling package includes a more striking rear spoiler and bumpers.


What’s the Audi S1 like inside and when is it available?


Inside, the model is largely furnished in black with dark grey dials in the instrument panel, though the quattro interior styling package adds splashes of colour to match the paint. Sports seats are included as standard, with racier versions complete with integrated headrests available as an option.


The new Audi S1 will go on sale in spring and though UK pricing has yet to be confirmed, prices are expected to start at £24,900 for the S1 before rising to around £25,630 for the Sportback variant.

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