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Audi A1 facelift gains Active Kit

The recently introduced Audi A1 facelift has received an optional Active Kit available at an additional cost. This is merely an appearance package for the company’s entry-level model and can be had from a starting price of €390 in Germany. In return you will be getting inserts in the boot lid, side mirrors and roof pillars while the €1,500 version adds inserts for the side sills, wheel arches and bumpers. Also new are the 17-inch wheels available for €1,300 while the larger 18-inch rims will set you back €1,800.

Audi A1 facelift Active Kit
Audi A1 facelift Active Kit

The Audi A1 facelift carries a starting price of €19,200 for the three-door version whereas the more practical five-door Sportback variant starts at €20,050. Upgrade to the three-door S1 and the price rises to €29,950 while the S1 Sportback begins at €30,800. The punchier S1 versions come with a four-cylinder, 2.0-liter TFSI turbocharged gasoline engine outputting 231 bhp (172 kW). It’s enough for a 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) run in 5.8 seconds (+0.1s for the Sportback).

Audi A1 facelift Active Kit
Audi A1 facelift Active Kit

At the other end of the spectrum, the Audi A1 facelift is available with a tiny three-cylinder 1.0-liter gasoline engine rated at 95 bhp (71 kW) and there’s also a three-cylinder 1.4-liter common-rail diesel generating 90 bhp (67 kW). The mid-range motor is a four-cylinder 1.4-liter direct-injection gasoline unit offered with 123 bhp (92 kW) and 148 bhp (110 kW), with the latter benefiting from cylinder deactivation technology.

Adrian Padeanu

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