Audi s1 cars
An Audi S1 for sale is the smallest ‘S’ car that sits as a sportier version of the A1 hatchback but with more power and a louder sports exhaust. If you want a performance hatch that's easy to zip around a city in, it's hard to ignore this one. Purchase or finance a used Audi S1 for a great hot hatch driving experience.
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Audi s1 Buying Guide
What types of used Audi S1 cars are there?
It was only made for a few years alongside a range of special edition A1s, which makes it a semi-rare supermini.
Following on from the success of the standard car, there's no wonder the S1 has developed a bit of a cult following.
Being a trim of its own, you will only find a used S1 in Competition or TFSI trim, with rarer iterations such as the rally-inspired A1 Quattro becoming more and more like hen's teeth.
– Read our Audi A1 review
What features does the Audi S1 have?
The main difference between the A1 and S1 is the performance model gets Audi's quattro all-wheel-drive system as standard, a larger engine, improved chassis, stiffer suspension and a few exterior details such as a rear spoiler and larger alloy wheels.
Inside, you get a 10-speaker sound system, climate control, ambient lighting, remote central locking, cruise control, sat-nav, automatic headlights with xenon low beams, partial leather seats, leather-wrapped steering wheel and rear parking sensors.
Is the Audi S1 reliable?
Considering the car it's based on, an S1 for sale is a reliable car that's built to last and has a tried-and-tested engine sitting under the bonnet.
A used Audi A1 for sale is a safe car, too, scoring a full five stars following its most recent Euro NCAP safety test.
This is thanks to onboard safety features such as six airbags, ISOFIX and sealant foam to fix any punctures.
How much does the Audi S1 cost to run?
It's no secret a used Audi S1 is a high-performing supermini and this is mostly thanks to its engine – a 2.0-litre turbocharged petrol engine that produces 225hp and 370Nm of torque.
To please the proper driving enthusiasts, the S1 is only available with a six-speed manual gearbox that helps you get from 0-62mph in a brisk 5.8 seconds.
Being city car-sized, the S1 has to be somewhat fuel efficient, and with a claimed 40.4mpg, it's excellent.
Another thing to consider is car insurance, which varies depending on the driver, but all S1 models sit in insurance group 33, which is roughly in the middle of the range.
Who is the Audi S1 suitable for?
An Audi S1 for sale is an ideal car for all types of motorists but is best suited to those who need a small car but appreciate a little bump in performance.
With an engaging manual gearbox and Golf GTI power, the S1 is a fine car for both city life and an open country road.
Should I buy an Audi S1?
What safety features are standard in the Audi S1?
The standard safety features in the Audi S1 include airbags, stability control, anti-lock brakes and tyre pressure monitoring.
How are the seats in the Audi S1 designed for comfort?
The Audi S1 features well-bolstered and supportive seats designed for comfort even during spirited driving, hugging you tightly around the bends.
High-quality materials and adjustable settings enhance the overall driving experience.
What are the official performance statistics of the Audi S1?
The Audi S1 boasts strong performance with 231hp and 370Nm of torque. This allows it to complete the 0-62mph sprint in just 5.8 seconds – a very impressive time for a small performance hatchback.
How is boot space optimised in the Audi S1?
The Audi S1 optimises boot space by utilising a compact yet efficient design, with 210 litres of rear storage.
Its clever engineering ensures a balance between sporty dimensions and practical storage, making the most of the available space.
How is the S1's sport suspension configured?
The Audi S1's sport suspension is configured for dynamic driving, featuring a tuned setup with firmer damping and sportier spring rates.
This enhances handling precision and provides a more engaging driving experience.