At the 2010 Sydney Motor Show, Audi lifted the lid on basic pricing and specification details of its new Mini-sized A1 hatchback.
The two models on display at the show have each been customised with items, such as racing-themed trim, special leather inserts and contrasting roof arch colours, from the A1's extensive range of personalisation options.
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Full specifications have yet to be released, but we know that all A1s will feature six airbags, stability control and a six-speed manual gearbox. Options will include a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission and steering wheel paddle shifters.
Also on the list is the company's MMI entertainment and navigation system that's allied to a 6.5-inch pop-up screen. Overseas this system is fitted out with voice recognition, a hard disk that has 20GB of space set aside for music, an SD card reader, Bluetooth for hands-free and streaming music, DVD playback for audio, data and video discs, and iPod/MP3 player connectivity. Also available is a 14-speaker Bose surround sound system with a claimed output of 465 Watts.
At least two petrol and two diesel engines can be had in European A1s, but Australia-bound models will initially only feature the company's 1.4-litre turbocharged petrol engine with 90kW of power and 200Nm of torque. According to Audi, this engine is good for a zero to 100km/h time of 8.9 seconds and a fuel economy rating of 5.3L/100km.
The A1 will go on sale in Australia in early 2011 in two trim levels: the AU$29,990 Attraction and AU$32,650 Ambition. Changing from the standard six-speed manual to a seven-speed dual-clutch transmission adds AU$2260 to the price. All prices are inclusive of GST, but exclude dealer and statutory charges.