The price of the 2019 A1 starts at €21,150 ($24,487) in Germany. The entry-level model will play your favorite tunes, though you can only see the readings and settings on the standard digital instrument cluster and control it only via the multi functional steering wheel buttons.
The most affordable Audi A1 comes with air conditioning, electric windows and central locking, but no alloy rims, it has steel wheels – luckily with hub caps.
Customers will have to pay almost €1,000 ($1,158) for the LED headlights if they don’t favor the looks of the car without them, and for a good reason, as the base units make the A1 look really cheap.
In addition to the base model, Audi is offering the new A1 in three trim levels called Advanced, S Line and Edition 1. The A1 Advanced starts at €22,900 ($26,513), the S Line is available from €24,000 ($27,787), whereas the Edition 1 comes at a hefty €27,940 ($32,348).
Just as a point of reference, the Volkswagen Polo GTI starts from €23,950 ($27,729) in its home market.
Correction: We originally said that the base, German market Audi A1 doesn’t have a radio/CD and speakers. Well, it’s 2018 and not 1998, and as some of you rightly told us, the new A1 does indeed come with a standard MMI Radio operated via the multifunction buttons on the steering wheel. You won’t find it in typical space it occupies on the center console where there’s an annoying empty space, but it’s there, hiding in the – standard on all versions- digital instrument cluster. So, yes, that means speakers are included too.