Following the refreshed Audi A6 and Audi Q3, the German brand has unveiled a facelift for its A1 and A1 Sportback models

Following the refreshed Audi A6 and Audi Q3, the German brand has unveiled a facelift for its A1 and A1 Sportback models.

The vehicles have received new front grille and headlights graphics and new paint combinations. Audi also says both models are now two centimeters (0.78 inches) longer at a length of 3.98 meters.

The interior benefits from the latest MMI infotainment control system and a Wi-Fi hotspot function. The manufacturer will offer its compact car with many customization options - from colored air vents to decorative decals for the body. The Audi Genuine Accessories package offers even more options, including addon parts and different wheel designs.

The key updates are under the hood where new 3-cylinder diesel and petrol engines will be available. A 1.0-liter petrol unit with 95 bhp (71 kW) will be offered for the base variants, while diesel fans can opt for a 1.4-liter common-rail diesel with 90 bhp (67 kW) with average fuel consumption of 4.3 liters per 100 km (65.7 mpg)

Next in the lineup is a 1.4-liter direct injection petrol unit with 123 bhp (92 kW) or 148 bhp (110 kW) with the more powerful featuring a cylinder deactivation system. A 1.6 diesel with 114 bhp (85 kW) and 1.8 petrol with 189 bhp (141 kW) are also in the list.

The range-topping S1 and S1 Sportback will be powered by the familiar 2.0-liter TFSI engine that produces 231 bhp (172 kW). Thanks to it, the 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration takes 5.8 and 5.9 seconds respectively.

The manufacturer has also retuned the suspension with optional adaptive damping available, as well as the Drive Select function that allows drivers to change the characteristics of the steering, damping, gearbox and throttle mapping.

Be part of something big