Audi A1: live launch
TG's Tom Ford drives Audi's hotly tipped Mini-rival
Posted: 30 Jun 2010
So, sampled a few engine options (there'll be a VW Polo GTI-baiting 180bhp version later), and the Audi A1 is... perfectly nice. But nothing extraordinary. Built well, nice enough looking, tidy handling and refinement blah, blah. Quite cute with the right options, feels pretty grown up but so far unconvinced.
If you want funky you'd buy a DS3 and if you want a driving tool you'd still be tempted by a Mini with the brilliant multi-link Z-axle - the A1 and all the clones are torsion-beam rears. What I can see is people who already like the Audi brand having a small car option. More thoughts later...