2014 Audi S1 and S1 Sportback At Glance

Posted on 13 March, 2014


A great name makes a comeback: Audi is presenting the S1 and the S1 Sportback . The new Audi S1 is the unrivalled embodiment of a compact sports car. All the modifications to the Audi S1, including the new four-link rear axle, the quattro permanent all-wheel drive and the powerful 2.0 TFSI producing 231HP (170 kW) and 370 Nm (273 lb-ft) of torque make it agile and dynamic. Its fully fledged everyday practicality makes it the ideal driving machine for daily needs. These characteristics turn the Audi S1 and the S1 Sportback into the benchmark in their class.


  • 2.0 TFSI with 1,984 cc displacement, dual injection (direct and manifold injection), turbocharging and Audi valvelift system (AVS)
  • Thermal management with integrated exhaust manifold in the cylinder head
  • Power output 170 kW (231 hp), maximum torque 370 Nm (272.90 lb-ft) from  1,600 to 3,000 rpm
  • 0 to 100 km/h (0 to 62.14 mph) in 5.8 seconds (S1 Sportback: 5.9 seconds), top speed 250 km/h (155.34 mph)
  • Fuel consumption in the NEDC cycle just 7.0 liters per 100 kilometers (33.60 US mpg) (S1 Sportback: 7.1 liters [33.13 US mpg])

Power transmission

  • Highly efficient six-speed manual gearbox with long-ratio 6th gear
  • quattro drive with hydraulic multi-plate clutch on the rear axle, electronic management with decidedly sporty characteristics


  • New electromechanical power steering, modified pivot bearings
  • New four-link rear axle for maximum handling precision
  • Audi drive select dynamic handling system and two-stage adjustable dampers
  • High-performance brake system, front disks 310 millimeters (12.20 in) in diameter
  • Electronic Stabilization Control (ESC) with two-stage deactivation and wheel-selective torque control
  • 17-inch wheels as standard, 18-inch wheels as an option
  • Curb weight: 1,315 kilograms (2,899.08 lb) (S1 Sportback: 1,340 kilograms  [2,954.19 lb])

Exterior design

  • New xenon plus headlights, LED rear lights with horizontally structured graphics
  • Sporty modifications, large roof spoiler, exhaust system with four tailpipes, striking bumpers and side sills
  • Optional quattro exterior styling package for an even sportier look
  • Compact dimensions: length 3,975 millimeters (13.04 ft), width 1,740 (5.71 ft)
    and 1,746 millimeters (5.73 ft), height 1,417 (4.65 ft) (1,423) (4.67 ft) millimeters respectively, wheelbase 2,469 millimeters (8.10 ft)

Interior and equipment

  • Interior finished predominantly in black, instruments in S-specific dark gray, metallic
  • Pedals with stainless steel caps, other high-grade highlights
  • Sport seats as standard, alternatively S sport seats with integrated head restraints
  • quattro interior styling package with prominent color accents available as an option
  • Optional MMI navigation plus, Audi connect including car phone and BOSE surround sound system