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New low-tax petrol engine for Audi A1

  • New three-cylinder petrol engine available for Audi A1
  • Entry level 1.0TFSI promises 67.3mpg and CO2 emissions of 97g/km
  • Orders open now with first deliveries expected in summer

A three-cylinder petrol engine promising diesel-like fuel economy has been added to the Audi A1 range.

The 1.0TFSI engine with a manual gearbox has a claimed economy of 67.3mpg and emits just 97g/km of CO2. This puts it in BIK band 14 next year, and should mean a monthly bill of £33 for a 20 percent tax payer based on the starting p11d price of £14,260.

Its turbocharged engine produces 94bhp and replaces the 1.2-litre four-cylinder engine available at launch. Despite its diminutive size it can go from 0-62mpg in 10.9 seconds, with either a five-speed manual or seven-speed automatic gearbox.

Choose the S Tronic dual clutch auto box and the efficiency takes a slight hit, with claimed economy of 64.2mpg and CO2 figures of 102g/km.

Even with an auto box, those are diesel-troubling figures. Audi says it has boosted the efficiency of its 1.6-litre TDI from 74.3mpg to 80.7mpg, and reduced CO2 emission from 99g/km to 92g/km.

Audi A1 available in SE or Sport spec

The A1 comes with alloy wheels, remote central locking, air conditioning, electric front windows and mirrors and a six-speaker CD audio system with iPod connection and 6.5-inch retractable display.

Audi A1 1.0TFSI

Standard safety kit includes a secondary collision brake assist system, which applies the brakes to reduce the risks of skidding during an accident.

Sport trim comes with the Audi Music Interface, larger 16-inch wheels, sports suspension, sports seats, Bluetooth mobile phone preparation and a Driver's Information System.

Customise your Audi A1 with optional extras

As well as contrasting roof paint you can include privacy glass and a high-gloss black styling package to the grille and side air inlets.

Inside accents can be added to the cabin, including the rear view mirror, air vents, door handles and the edges of the centre console.

Further options include a panoramic sunroof, acoustic parking control and LED interior lighting, satellite navigation, Audi Phone Box mobile connectivity and in-car internet services via Audi connect.