Audi A1 Quattro will be released in limited series of just 333 examples worldwide. The special edition premium subcompact car comes with superb equipment, brutal turbocharged petrol engine, and exclusive exterior and interior.

The A1 Quattro is powered by a directly injected, turbocharged 2.0 litre four-cylinder petrol engine with 265PS (195 kW) at 6000RPM and 350Nm (258 lb-ft) of torque from just 2500RPM. With such power, the performance is exceptional - 0 to 100 km/h in 5.7 seconds and a top speed of 245 km/h (152 mph). Furthermore, the small sports car returns up to 33.2mpg (combined cycle). The engine is mated to a quick-shifting 6-speed manual transmission.

The electronic stability program (ESP) also includes a sport mode which sets a higher threshold for intervention, and can be switched off entirely for track use.

The chassis of the Audi A1 quattro has been adapted to suit the dynamics of the drivetrain, and the multi-plate clutch has also been positioned on the rear axle in the interest of optimum weight distribution.

The exterior is finished in Glacier White metallic with a high-gloss black roof. It also boasts 18" turbine alloy wheels, redesigned bumpers, grille, red painted ‘wings' within the headlights, a large two-colour rear spoiler and two 100 mm polished exhaust tailpipes.

A1 Quattro also has tinted LED rear lights, tinted rear windows and a contrasting black colouring for the rear hatch and rear diffuser.

2012 Audi A1 Quattro

The interior features black Silk Nappa leather with contrasting red stitching. There are also multi-adjustable front S sport seats, integrated head restraints and Quattro logos on their backrests.

Among the standard equipment you'll find Xenon plus headlights, high-beam assistant, adaptive brake lights, an LED interior lighting package, light and rain sensors, the acoustic rear parking system, automatic air conditioning, a storage package, the convenience key and cruise control.

The options list includes exceptional Infotainment kit with a CD changer, DAB digital radio, Audi Music Interface, hard disk-based MMI NAV plus, a 465 Watt 14-speaker Bose sound system with illuminated woofers in the doors and Mobile Phone Preparation High with Online Services.

The Audi A1 Quattro will be available in Europe in the second half of 2012.

2012 Audi A1 Quattro Interior

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Source: Audi