Audi A1 Quattro
The Audi A1 quattro, limited to 333 units, went on sale on the second half of 2012. The top of the line model (before the S1), used a 2.0 TFSI, turbocharged engine producing 188 kW (256 hp) and 350 Nm of torque, which is delivered to all four wheels. The Audi A1 quattro completed 0-100 km/h in 5.7 seconds and had a top speed of 245 km/h (152.24 mph).
The 1,984 cc, four-cylinder engine combines gasoline direct injection with turbocharging. Among its highlights are the adjustable intake cam shaft and the two balance shafts, which ensure smooth operation. The engine delivers its power to the quattro permanent all-wheel drive system via a six-speed transmission. The heart of this system is an electronically controlled, hydraulically actuated multi-plate clutch whose package of plates rotates in an oil bath. During normal driving, the clutch sends most of the engine’s power to the front wheels. If traction decreases there, the clutch can transfer torque to the rear axle in just a few milliseconds by forcing the packages of plates together by a defined amount. A pressure reservoir helps the electric pump to develop the oil pressure. If a wheel on one of the axles should slip, it is braked by the electronic differential lock (EDL). The placement of the multi-plate clutch at the rear axle provides for a harmonious distribution of the axle loads, and the chassis of the Audi A1 quattro has been adapted to the dynamics of the drivetrain. The front suspension is a McPherson construction while a four-link axle is used at the rear. The electrohydraulic power steering has a 14.8:1 steering ratio.
On the exterior the car was available only in Glacier White metallic with a high-gloss black roof and white 18 inch alloy wheels with a turbine inspired design. The front bumper resembles the A1 clubsport quattro concept car (2011) with large intakes and a high gloss black finish on the single frame grille. Other exterior differences include the red details in the xenon headlights, the tinted rear windows, the LED taillights, the rear bumper with an integrated diffuser and the large wing.
Inside, the sport seats and the armrests on the doors were covered in Silk Nappa leather with contrasting red seams. The lower section of the center console was painted high-gloss black and the footrest, the shift knob and pedal caps were made of brushed stainless steel. Red seams frame the floor mats, and the door sill trims bear A1 quattro badges. The instrument cluster had white needles, a red tachometer, the quattro logo and the color display for the driver information system. Finally, the multifunction flat bottom sport steering wheel was wrapped in leather with contrasting red stitching and the car’s serial number.
Audi A1 Quattro
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