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Three-door Audi S1 shown in UK specification

The three-door Audi S1 in UK specification is being showcased in a new video, following the model’s introduction back in February. If you are in the market for a German premium pocket rocket, it doesn’t get any better than the car you can see in this video, the S1. It can also be had in the more practical five-door Sportback body style as well and both of them sit on top of the A1 range.

Prices start at £24,905 for the S1 and from £25,635 for the S1 Sportback. Both of them share a 2.0-liter TFSI four-cylinder engine capable of outputting no less than 231 PS (170 kW) and a maximum torque of 370 Nm (273 lb-ft). As you would expect from a proper, S-labeled car, the S1 duo comes as standard with a quattro all-wheel drive arrangement.

The S1 needs just 5.8 seconds to complete the 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) sprint whereas the S1 Sportback does it in 5.9 seconds. Both of them are capable of hitting an electronically-capped top speed of 155 mph (250 km/h).

17-inch alloy wheels with 215/40 R17 tires are standard but clients of the three-door Audi S3 can opt for larger 18-inch rims wrapped around in 225/35 R18 tires.

Adrian Padeanu

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