Hot Audi S1 To Arrive In Late 2019 With 250HP Turbo And Quattro AWD

The hot hatch derivative of the all-new 2019 Audi A1 is set to arrive late next year, powered by an upgraded version of the Group VW’s 2.0-liter TFSI four-cylinder unit.

The second-generation Audi S1 aims to become the most powerful hot hatch among its competitors, offering around 250hp from its turbo four-cylinder engine according to Autocar.

Power will be sent to all four wheels via the company’s Haldex-based Quattro system, which should enable the 2019 Audi S1 to significantly improve the straight-line performance of its predecessor. That means a way better 0-62mph (100km/h) time than the 5.9 seconds required by the outgoing five-door S1.

The new Audi S1 will also benefit from the adoption of the latest MQB A0 platform, which is stronger than the old PQ25 underpinnings. In combination with model-specific adaptive suspension, the new Audi S1 should offer a proper thrilling driving experience.

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After all, the new Audi A1 appears to be sportier than ever, with the company opting to draw inspiration from their rallying heritage. The new S1 will act as the halo model of this philosophy and therefore expected to receive more Quattro-esque features, like a large rear wing and perhaps even white wheels.

It’s not clear yet if the upcoming Audi S1 will be offered with a manual transmission, but given that the ‘normal’ A1 40 TFSI with the 197hp 2.0-liter engine will be offered with a dual-clutch only, chances to see a three-pedaled range-topper are slim.

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  • Vassilis

    Nice. Should be a good one. The previous was ace!

  • ProtectOurHeritage

    Hideous!

    • wintergraan

      Don’t be so hard on yourself! Or did you mean the car?

      • ProtectOurHeritage

        You may like what Audi does, but don’t expect everyone to feel that way, and don’t get offended when it happens. It just makes you look childish.

        • wintergraan

          Oh come on. You must be fun at parties 😀

          • ProtectOurHeritage

            More fun than an Audi driver, that’s for sure! 😂

        • botornot387

          Your entire comment is childish for not understanding a little sarcasm. You must be friends of autoexperte!

          • ProtectOurHeritage

            Sarcasm on the internet is like winking on the phone. 😂

          • TheHake

            Oh man I just HAD to upvote you on that!!!

  • SteersUright

    Should make an RS1 with 350hp too.

  • Eunos

    The A1 is a lot smaller than Golf

    • Bo Hanan

      Only a naive fool would believe the A1 and Golf (higher end Golf models) will not compete with each other.

  • Mill0048

    I really like the styling direction Audi is taking with this one. And the color combo is awesome! I’m also digging the boxy, driver-centric center stack and the color trim.

    • Dave

      hopefully they use the same design language for the next-gen A3

  • MarkoS

    To me,it is dangerously close to the new Jetta head-on.

  • Tim213

    When they released the original S1 with a manual they said it was because an auto would be too much weight over the front of the car and upset the balance especially when you consider it is already heavier with AWD. Also if it had have been an auto then it might have cannibalized the S3 and RS3 sales. Both of the points would still be true with this revision especially the one about cannibalizing the slightly larger but more expensive S3 and RS3.

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