Pricing for the Audi A1 has been announced ahead of the stylish compact's South African introduction.
The Audi A1 is Ingolstadt's entry point to the brand. Built on the MQB platform and adopting the latest Audi design language both inside and out, the stylish compact car is set to be launched in SA in September 2019. We had the chance to drive the all-new Audi A1 at its international launch in Spain in 2018.
We have some pricing and engine details of the SA-spec Audi A1s. All Audi A1 units will feature the S tronic dual-clutch transmission and there's no manual gearbox option at all. The range starts at R359 900 and tops out at R488 000. Kicking off the range is the 30 TFSI, which is powered by a 1.0-litre turbocharged 3-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine. It produces 85 kW and 200 Nm, and is capable of 9.4 seconds to 100 kph. Efficiency is claimed at 4.8 L/100 km. This engine will be available in 3 levels of trim: 30 TFSI, Advanced Line and S Line.
The next engine up is the 35 TFSI, a 1.5-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. It has 110 kW and 250 Nm on tap, and is slightly faster than its 30 sibling. Audi claims a 7.7 second sprint time to 100 kph, while it's said to consume 5.1 L/100 km on the combined cycle. Like the 30 TFSI, it's available in 3 levels of trim: 35 TFSI, Advanced Line and S Line.
Finally, at the top of the pile, is the 40 TFSI. Powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged 4-cylinder, this model has a performance slant. Packing 147 kW and 320 Nm, Audi claims it'll hurtle to 100 kph in just 6.5 seconds. Despite its performance credentials, Audi claims 6.0 L/100 km. Petrolheads will notice the engine specs and similarities between the 40 TFSI and the Volkswagen Polo GTI, and yes, the two products share platform and engine.
We'll have final equipment and trim details as soon as more information becomes available.
Audi A1 (2019) Price in South Africa
30 TFSI R359 900
30 TFSI Advanced Line R373 900
30 TFSI S Line R388 900
35 TFSI R429 900
35 TFSI Advanced Line R443 900
35 TFSI S Line R458 900
40 TFSI S Line R488 000