Audi has recently released the Audi A1 Citycarver is among the most interesting. It’s an odd sort of car that doesn’t seem to make much sense on paper but is actually sort of intriguing as an actual product.
The 30 TFSI Advanced trim level comes as standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster, 8.8-inch infotainment system, sports seats wrapped in textile material and a sports steering wheel.
The base model will be the Audi A1 Citycarver 25 TFSI, which will come with a 1.0 liter turbocharged three-cylinder engine, making about 93 hp (70 kW) and 129 lb-ft (175 Nm) of torque. Above that, the Citycarver 30 TFSI will use the same turbocharged-triple but will make 114 hp (85 kW) and 147 lb-ft (200 Nm) of torque. The 25 TFSI model will only be available with front-wheel drive and a five-speed manual gearbox, while the 30 TFSI will also only be front-drive but will have either a six-speed manual or a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic.
Topping the range will be the Audi A1 Citycarver 35 TFSI, which will actually get four-cylinders, a 1.5 liter turbocharged unit. It gets about 147 hp (110 kW) and 184 lb-ft (250 Nm) of torque. It will also only get front-wheel drive and the same six-speed/seven-speed transmissions options as the 30 TFSI model. The 35 TFSI is obviously the fastest of the three, getting to 62 mph in 7.7 seconds, with the 30 TFSI taking 9.9 seconds and the 25 TFSI taking 11.2 seconds.
Customers can also choose between nine exterior paint finishes and black or grey contrasting roof, or opt for the mid-range Design Selection, which adds mood lighting and a few other features, or the range-topping S Line, with its roof spoiler, larger alloy wheels and leather trim. The Edition One is offered for a limited time and sports orange or grey exterior paint, 18-inch wheels, tinted lights and black trim.
The Audi A1 Citycarver will start at €22,100 ($24,700) for the entry-level 25 TFSI model. There will also be an “Edition One” model that will cost an additional €5,650.
Source: Quattro daily