Audi’s foray into the small car market the A1 is available to order now, with first deliveries due to begin towards the end of the year.
The premium supermini will cost from £13,145-£18,280 and comes in three trim levels: SE, Sport and S line.
All A1s come as standard with engine stop-start function, energy recuperation, alloy wheels, air conditioning, electronic stability programme and single CD stereo with iPod connection linked to a retractable 6.5-inch display.
Sport models have larger alloys, sports suspension and sports seats, Bluetooth, and a driver’s information system, while S line versions come with even bigger wheels, a different sports suspension (labelled S line sports suspension) and part leather seats.
To begin with there’ll be a choice of two petrol engines and one diesel, all of which come with turbochargers.
The 1.2 litre petrol delivers 86hp, does 0-62mph in 11.7 seconds and returns 55.4mpg.
The 1.4 litre, 122hp petrol gets from 0-62mph in 8.9 seconds and returns 54.3mpg.
The 1.6 litre diesel has 105hp and gets from 0-62 in 10.5 seconds. According to Audi’s preliminary figures, it’ll return 70.6mpg and emit 105g/km.
Six-speed manual transmission is standard on all cars but the 1.4 can be specified with the Volkswagen group’s acclaimed seven-speed twin clutch semi-automatic gearbox.