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Preview: Audi's 170kW S1 arrives in SA

2014-12-02 12:19

[12:13:55 PM] Sergio Davids: HOT AUDI S1 IN SA: Audi's new S1 has arrived in South Africa. Wheels24 editor LES STEPHENSON tested Audi's S-badged A1 at the Kyalami race track. Image: Audi

JOHANNESBURG, Gauteng - Audi's new S1, available in hatch and Sportback versions, has arrived in South Africa. Wheels24 editor LES STEPHENSON was testing Audi's latest S-badged offering at the Kyalami race track in Gauteng on Tuesday (Dec 2) and will share his full report later this week.

The S-badged A1 is powered by a a new 2.0 TFSI unit capable of 170kW/370Nm mated to a six-speed manual, driving power to all four wheels courtesy of Audi's quattro all-wheel drive.

LATEST S-BADGED AUDI

The 2.0 petrol engine rockets the S1 from from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.8 and 5.9 (Sportback) seconds respectively, on to a top speed of 250km/h. The S1 has a claimed fuel consumption of 7 litres/100km with emissions of 162 and 166g/km respectively.

In terms of design it benefits from xenons, rear LEDs, new front and rear bumpers, side sills and a new exhaust system. It uses larger 310mm brake discs.

Prices:
S1 2.0T quattro manual - R442 000
S1 Sportback 2.0T quattro manual - R449 500

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