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Audi A1 range gets a boost

  • A1 gets a 182bhp 1.4-litre petrol engine
  • Capable of 48mpg with BIK band of 17%
  • Available to order now for £20,705

The Audi A1 has received a new range-topping model in the form of a 1.4-litre petrol engine TFSI version, which features both a turbocharger and a supercharger.

This 'dual-charged' engine makes 182bhp and 250Nm of pulling power, allowing for 0-62mph in 6.9 seconds and a top speed of 141mph.

Despite the performance, Audi claims an average economy of 48mpg and emissions of 139g/km of CO2 - meaning company car tax will be payable in the 17% band in 2011/2012.

A rapid-shifting S tronic seven-speed twin-clutch gearbox is fitted, while power delivery and handling is kept in check by an electronic stability programme that also works to maintain traction by emulating a limited-slip differential.

Standard equipment includes remote central locking, air-con, electric front windows and mirrors, Bluetooth connectivity and an iPod connection.

It also gets S line trim, meaning it benefits from upgraded exterior detailing, 17-inch alloy wheels, sports suspension and part leather sports seats.

The Audi A1 1.4 TFSI S line is available to order now for £20,705.