2012 A1 Quattro

The A1 Quattro is a precursor to the slightly more civilized S1, which will be launched in 2013. Don’t look for this one as a consolation prize; it’s not coming to the U.S., either. The S1 might also have a 2.0-liter—detuned from the A1 Quattro’s 256 horses—or possibly an upgraded version of VW/Audi’s turbo- and supercharged “twincharger” engine. Whichever it uses, Audi will be sure the S1 outguns the 208-hp Mini John Cooper Works.

2012 Audi A1 Quattro Gallery

By Jens Meiners