The way the roof tapers off into the back end, just doesn't sit right with me. Feels very "meh". I'm sure a nice body kit and some aggressive rims will help but still, the back is really underwhelming. And whats with the two-tone exterior color scheme? Screams chicks' car.
Lets hope they put the 2.0TFSI engine into it and create a S and RS line-up. If they put the 1.4TSI (utilizes a turbocharger and a supercharger) that is used in Volkswagen's new Polo GTI, then you would be taking sales from the A1. Why would you pay a premium for the same performance? The same sort of problem that people had with the A3 2.0TFSI - why get a more expensive car, when you could get a cheaper MK5 Golf GTI with the same engine and better driving dynamics?
That is unless you wanted the A3 2.0TFSI with Quattro =) Only comes in manual though...
Audi says that it will offer the A1 with these three engines - petrol 1.2T, petrol 1.4T and a 1.6 diesel engine, all mated to Audi's 7-speed DSG transmission.
Heres a video of the car in motion, being tested by Audi DTM (German Touring Car Championship) driver, Markus Winkelhock.