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  1. Volkswagen News Blog
    Heir to the  tuning  empire and Audi Formula E driver, Daniel Abt has created a one-off version of the A1 to show off everything the tuning house has to offer even the humblest of Audi fans. The A1 1of1 has been fitted with a “free-standing” body kit that makes the little Audi look mean and...
  2. Volkswagen News Blog
    If the internet has proven anything, it’s that the only thing better than massive, frightening, predators , it’s adorable ones . And ABT performance has taken that lesson to heart with its latest creation, the ABT A1. Based on the 200 hp A1, ABT has taken its proprietary ECU software to the...
  3. A1, S1, A2
    When Audi introduced its compact A1 to the market last year it no undoubtedly did so with BMW’s venerable MINI brand squarely in it sites. However, when Audi designer penned the car they skipped the temptation to go retro much as the MINI Cooper or the Fiat 500 have and instead embraced the...
  4. Blog
    Our friends at Audi tuner MTM have dropped us their 2010 e-card, sharing just how snow-covered their headquarters just outside of Ingolstadt is. Alas, while quattro is in the cards for the Audi A1 we doubt their car has it. We're betting it could use all-wheel drive right about now. Visit MTM's...
  5. Blog
    MTM has released a few more photos of their treatment for the Audi A1. MTM's focus tends to be engine tuning, suspension and wheels so this car is free of any body kits though certainly has it's share of vinyl. More important is what's in store for the A1. For now MTM's website lists their...
  6. A1, S1, A2
    MTM has released a few more photos of their treatment for the Audi A1. MTM's focus tends to be engine tuning, suspension and wheels so this car is free of any body kits though certainly has it's share of vinyl. More important is what's in store for the A1. For now MTM's website lists their...
  7. A1, S1, A2
    Eyeballing the Audi A1 e-tron, there is absolutely nothing retro about the car - from a design steeped in the most modern of Audi brand design language to the electric propulsion straight out of the future. Still, consider the details and there is something decidedly familiar about it, something...
  8. Blog
    It was more than rumor that an S1 would display at last September's Paris Motor Show. Even the official website for the industry event listed an S-car version of Audi's hot-selling A1 3-door. In the end sources at Audi told us the car was pulled from the Paris lineup. In a new story by...
  9. A1, S1, A2
    It was more than rumor that an S1 would display at last September's Paris Motor Show. Even the official website for the industry event listed an S-car version of Audi's hot-selling A1 3-door. In the end sources at Audi told us the car was pulled from the Paris lineup. In a new story by...
  10. A1, S1, A2
    The Audi A1 e-tron is an electric vehicle, moving along exclusively by electricity and locally emission-free. It's a full-fledged all-rounder with four seats, and specially designed for traffic in the world's fast-growing mega cities and other congested areas. Many details underscore the...
  11. A1, S1, A2
    Audi just dropped A1 1.4T FSI info and a sole image this morning (linked below) and already some blogs are theorizing that this means no S1 for Paris. Though not positive, we're not so sure. The Paris Auto Show website still lists S1 as a star debut and a new engine in an existing model like the...
  12. A1, S1, A2
    Audi board member Peter Schwarzenbauer chatted with Bloomberg this week about the Audi A1, the newest and smallest Audi that goes on sale in Europe this week. Initial plans for the PQ25-based Audi A1 involved just the EU but heightened demand for the car has forced a rethink in Ingolstadt. In...
  13. Blog
    Audi board member Peter Schwarzenbauer chatted with Bloomberg this week about the Audi A1, the newest and smallest Audi that goes on sale in Europe this week. Initial plans for the PQ25-based Audi A1 involved just the EU but heightened demand for the car has forced a rethink in Ingolstadt. In...
  14. Blog
    We're not certain but we suspect the spy photographers who nabbed this Ingolstadt plated A1 running big wheels may be correct that it is an S1 test mule. Few details are confirmed about the upcoming S-version making us suspect most of the rumors around the car are just that but most suggest a...
  15. A1, S1, A2
    We're not certain but we suspect the spy photographers who nabbed this Ingolstadt plated A1 running big wheels may be correct that it is an S1 test mule. Few details are confirmed about the upcoming S-version making us suspect most of the rumors around the car are just that but most suggest a...
  16. A1, S1, A2
    It is the new big ABT. “With the new A1, premium quality can now be experienced in all classes”, says Hans-Jürgen Abt. The General Manager of the worldwide largest tuner of vehicles from the VW group stresses that driving enjoyment and agility are particularly important characteristics of the...
  17. Blog
    As you may already know, Fourtitude was in Germany earlier this week for the unveiling of the Audi A7 at the the Pinakothek der Moderne museum in Munich . Flying out of the Munich airport on our way back to the States we popped in to the Audi Forum at the Munich Airport and were pleased to...
  18. Blog
    During a quick visit to the Theophilus Chin blog today we ran across one of his latest photoshopped works, the render of an Audi A1 coupe. Based on the image of an A1 S-line, Chin changed the roofline to something a little more TT-inspired though we're not exactly sure it works with the A1's...
  19. A1, S1, A2
    During a quick visit to the Theophilus Chin blog today we ran across one of his latest photoshopped works, the render of an Audi A1 coupe. Based on the image of an A1 S-line, Chin changed the roofline to something a little more TT-inspired though we're not exactly sure it works with the A1's...
  20. Blog
    Car & Driver European contributor Jens Meiners has published a driving review of the A1 following its launch with the European press last week. We're always impressed with Meiners' grasp of the Audi brand and accuracy in Audi intel on future product so we read the piece with interest. The...
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