Audi A1: city slacker
There’s been plenty of hype around Audi’s A1, not a little of it coming from Audi itself. We take the new city runabout for a spin in Berlin
Posted: 03 Sep 2010
Well, here's the German-pleasing info. British prices start as low as £13,145, though the one we're in, the 105bhp diesel with LEDs and xenons, big wheels and super-fancy satnav, lies to the north of £22,000. Our 1.6TDi does 70.6mpg, which corresponds to a 105g/km CO2 figure. If you pay company car tax and can stomach the indecisive and clunky seven-speed S-Tronic (I can't), that version slips under the 120g/km barrier. Oh and the bootspace: it's better than a Mini's but that's not saying much. A Citroen DS3 has far more. That's especially true with our diesel, which has a boot eaten up by a rear-mounted battery to balance up the weight distribution, and a huge subwoofer that's part of the epic optional Bose stereo.