Audi S1 and S1 Sportback are finally revealed to public. It is the lunatic version of the tiny Audi, A1. I want to start from the most fundamental improvement, the rear suspension. Audi A1 features an old school, torsion beam suspension to reduce cost, save space and weight. However, Audi S1 is aimed for ultimate handling and experience, Audi features a four-link suspension for the rear wheels. This means, way better handling and comfort.
Audi S1 is powered by a 2-lt TFSI with 231 HP and 370 NM of torque. S1 is coupled with unfortunate six-speed manual but you can order with state-of-art 7-speed S-Tronic double clutch gearbox with all-wheel drive Quattro. And go for the automatic, manual is out-dated technology. S1 needs only 5.8 seconds to reach 100 km/h and the top speed is 250 km/h.
Worth to buy? Definitely Yes! Audi S1 is a new taste and experience. If you are bored with Mini Cooper S, Audi S1 is the best choice.