A great name makes a comeback: Audi is presenting the S1 and the S1 Sportback, the new flagship models in the compact A1 model line. Their 2.0 TFSI develops 170 kW / 231 hp and produces 370 Nm / 272.90 lb-ft of torque; the quattro permanent all-wheel drive and the extensively revamped suspension put the power effortlessly down onto the road. The Audi S1 and the S1 Sportback set the benchmark in their class for dynamic performance.
Back in the 1980s an Audi S1 garnered a legendary reputation - it was the car that would see the brand dominate the World Rally Championship in its day. Now the abbreviation is coming back - but this time as a road-going version: the Audi S1 and the S1 Sportback constitute the new flagship models in the compact A1 model line, adding an entry-level version to the Audi S model portfolio.
Source: Audi Press Release