2015 Audi S1 Sportback Price
The 2015 Audi S1 Sportback constitute the new flagship models in the compact A1 model line. As predicted, Audi will add an entry-level model to the S-line of vehicles with the performance subcompact Audi S1 and S1 Sportback.
2015 Audi S1 Sportback Design
The 2015 Audi S1 Sportback specifications are quite similar to its limited-run predecessor’s. The new car is also powered by a 2.0-liter turbo four, and uses a six-speed manual, while top speed is 155 mph—3 mph faster than the A1 Quattro’s. S1 looks aggressive, with its unique fascia treatments and quad exhaust outlets. At its heart is a hydraulic multi-plate clutch located on the rear axle. Its specifically tuned control software boasts a decidedly dynamic setup. The electronic differential lock with the fine-tuned wheel-selective torque control is a function of the Electronic Stabilization Control (ESC). A host of details – particularly on the front and rear bumper, the side sills and the exhaust system – boast more striking styling. Four new exterior colors supplement the available paint finishes. The optional quattro exterior styling package hones the look further, courtesy of features such as a large roof spoiler. The interior of the two compact sport models is finished in dark tones; black dominates, including on the air vent sleeves. As an alternative to the standard sport seats, Audi fits the S sport seats with integrated head restraints. The extensive standard equipment can be supplemented with optional high-end features such as the convenience key, the MMI navigation plus with fold-out color monitor or the Bose surround sound system. The Audi connect module including car phone provides a connection to the Internet, allowing passengers to access the Internet and send e-mails on their mobile devices via a Wi-Fi hotspot, while the driver enjoys in-car access to tailor-made services from Audi connect.
The price of the 2015 Audi S1 Sportback, which will be available at dealers in Germany in the second quarter of 2014, Given the S1’s performance and level of refinement, its German-market price of €24,259 (roughly $33,000 at today’s exchange rates) is almost a steal. We doubt the 2015 S1 will ever reach America air, but when the standard A1 was launched we were told the car could be certified to meet U.S. safety standards with relative ease.