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Audi to Unveil S1 Hot Hatch at Paris Show

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It's (semi) official; the Paris Motor Show organizers have confirmed the presentation of the Audi S1. While Ingolstadt has not yet confirmed any technical details on the go-fast version of the A1 premium supermini (keep in mind, the car pictured here is not the S1 but one of the W├Ârthersee show concepts), sources state that it will be powered by the same 1.4-liter TSI turbocharged engine found under the hood of the Polo GTi. It is possible that Audi may tweak the four-cylinder unit to produce a few more ponies than the 180HP it returns on the VW model.

The S1 will also get the usual performance parts such as taller and wider tires, upgraded suspension and brake system bits, as well as a styling package similar to the S-Line trim.

The new hot hatch from Audi should go on sale in Europe by early next year, and like its regular siblings, it won't be making its way to the States, or at least not any time soon according to recent statements from Audi officials.


Photo Gallery: Audi A1 W├Ârthersee Concept (read more here)


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