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Performance Review: Audi A1 1.8 TFSI S-TRONIC - [2014]

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Audi A1 1.8 TFSI S-TRONIC - [2014]

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Figures & Specs Summary:

  • Year: 2014 | Type: Hatchback
  • Engine: 1798 cc (109.7 ci) 16 Valve
  • Engine Formation: St4
  • Aspiration: Turbo
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Transmission: 7 speed / Auto
  • Top Speed: 145 mph (233.3 kph)
  • 0-60 mph (96.6 kph): 6.60 secs
  • 0-100 kph (0-62 mph): 6.8 secs
  • 0-100 mph (160.9 kph): 0.00 secs
  • Power: 189 bhp (140 kW) @ 5400 rpm
  • Kerbweight: 1255 kgs (2766 lbs)
  • Torque: 184 lb-ft (249.4 Nm) @ 1250 rpm
  • Drive: FWD | Engine Location: Front
  • 1/4 Mile (Est.): 15.29 secs @ 89.5 mph
  • BHP Per Ton: 150.5 bhp
  • Torque Per Ton: 146.6 lb-ft
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Audi A1 Performance Review.

Introduction:

This edition of the Audi A1 1.8 TFSI S-TRONIC is the 7 speed / Auto version and was first brought out in 2014. This was at around the same time as the introduction of the 2015 Koenigsegg Regera 5.0 V8 Turbo and the 2015 Koenigsegg Agera RS 5.1 V8 Twin Turbo.This particular Audi A1 has a 1798cc Turbo Petrol powerplant with 4 cylinders in a St formation.

Ariel Atom 4 2.0 Turbo - [2019] image

Alternative Petrol St4's includes the 2019 Ariel Atom 4 2.0 Turbo

The A1 shares its Petrol St4 engine configuration with the likes of the 2019 Ariel Atom 4 2.0 Turbo and the 2013 Caterham 7 620 R 2.0 L Supercharged. If you're looking for other fast cars which share the A1's Front Wheel Drive, Hatchback combination then how about the 2022 Volkswagen-VW Golf R Performance 2.0 Turbo or the 2020 Toyota Avalon TRD 3.5 V6.

Power and Weight:

Weighing in at 1255 kgs (2766 lbs) this makes the Audi A1 1.8 TFSI S-TRONIC in the same weight category as the 2023 Pagani Utopia 6.0 V12 Twin Turbo or the give or take 50kg.

Abarth 695 70th Anniversario 1.4 Turbo - [2020] image

The Audi A1 shares the same bhp with the 2020 Abarth 695 70th Anniversario 1.4 Turbo (177 bhp)

In terms of power the 1798cc 16V St4 engine produces 189 bhp (140 kW) @ 5400 rpm similar to the 2020 Abarth 695 70th Anniversario 1.4 Turbo (177 bhp) or the 2020 Audi A1 Sportback 40 TFSI S tronic S line (197 bhp).

The Turbo St4 throws out 184 lb-ft (249.4 Nm) @ 1250 rpm placing it with cars of similar torque performance figures such as the 2022 Mini Cooper Countryman John Cooper Works 1.5 Turbo (162 lb-ft) or the 2020 Abarth 695 70th Anniversario 1.4 Turbo (184 lb-ft).

Power to Weight:

If one combines the weight with power or torque performance for the Audi A1 you can get a better idea of it's real world performance.

Mercedes SL Class 500 - [1997] image

The 1997 Mercedes SL Class 500 (175.3 bhp per ton) has similar Bhp Per Ton stats as the Audi A1.

The Audi A1 has a Power to weight ratio of 150.5 bhp per ton and 146.6 lb-ft per ton. Bhp Per Ton figures of the 2014 A1 competing with the 1997 Mercedes SL Class 500 (175.3 bhp per ton) or the 1996 Alfa-Romeo GTV 3.2 V6 Lusso (175.1 bhp per ton).


Power to Weight(cont.):

If you agree with the late great Carroll Shelby then arguably an even better indicator of potential performance, Torque. Use weight as well and you end up with - Torque per ton, with the Audi A1 generating around 146.6 lb-ft per ton. If you're curious as to what other cars have as much torque to weight then look no further than the 1954 Frazer-Nash Sebring 2.0 Roadster (171.5 lb-ft per ton) or the 1992 Ford Escort RS Cosworth (171.3 lb-ft per ton).

Acceleration:

With a 0-60mph time of 6.60 secs or a 0-100km/h (0-62mph) of 6.8 secs, this made the Audi A1 1.8 TFSI S-TRONIC as fast as the 2018 Toyota Sequoia TRD Sport 5.7 V8 (6.60 secs) the 2016 Audi A3 2.0 TDI S-tronic Quattro Sportback (6.60 secs) the 2013 Ford Fiesta ST 1.6 Turbo (6.60 secs) the or the 2013 Peugeot 208 GTi 1.6 Turbo (6.60 secs). This Audi A1 1.8 TFSI S-TRONIC is also faster than the 2020 Ford Puma ST 1.5 Turbo (6.70 secs) the 2017 Maserati Levante 3.0 V6 Diesel (6.70 secs) the 2012 Dodge Charger SXT Blacktop 3.6L V6 (6.70 secs) the and the 2012 Abarth 695 Edizione Maserati 1.4 Turbo (6.70 secs).

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Quarter Mile time is a close race between the A1 and the 2017 BMW 5 Series 54.d xDrive Touring G31

When talking about the performance of the Audi A1 on the drag strip it can reach a quarter mile in an estimated 15.29 secs @ 89.5 mph. Similar performance down the quarter mile can be found with the the 2017 BMW 5 Series 54.d xDrive Touring G31 (15.22 secs), the 1992 Mazda RX7 Turbo (15.23 secs), and the 2015 Ford Focus ST-3 2.0 Turbo Estate (15.24 secs).

Top Speed:

Modern performance cars are often artificially restricted to 155mph. The 2014 version of the Audi A1 1.8 TFSI S-TRONIC has a maximum speed of 145mph.

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Top Speed of the 2014 A1 equals the 2007 Lotus 2-Eleven 1.8 Supercharged (156 mph)

If maxing out your car on the AutoBahn is your thing and you're wondering what's faster than the 2014 Audi A1 1.8 TFSI S-TRONIC then how about the 2007 Lotus 2-Eleven 1.8 Supercharged (156 mph), the 2003 Ford Mustang Mach 1 (156 mph), or the 1999 Nissan Skyline R34 GTR (156 mph).

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