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Audi S1 and A1 facelift due in 2014, no RS1 - report

 Audi S1 and A1 facelift due in 2014, no RS1 - report
2014 Audi S1 Sportback spy photo 05.12.2012 / Automedia

S1 based on facelifted variant

Rumors are indicating Audi will launch the S1 next year based on the upcoming A1 facelift.

Fourtitude is reporting sources within Audi have confirmed the S1 will be launched sometime next year, along with the facelift variant of the regular A1. No news about what will power the Audi S1 but it might get a 4-cylinder, 2.0-liter engine producing 220 HP (162 kW) linked to the quattro all-wheel drive system.

As for the RS1, this probably won't see the light of day because someone at quattro GmbH thinks there isn't a market for such a car and if put into production, the RS1 would be too expensive in a market which is price sensitive. If Audi will change its mind, the RS1 is likely to adopt some of the styling cues seen on the limited edition A1 quattro.

Source: fourtitude

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 Sacto8780 Sacto8780
I've heard rumors that the facelifted A1 Sportback may make it to the US market, and if Audi shows it at either NAIAS or Chicago Auto Show next year, it definitely is coming to the US market.
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February 14, 2013 7:01 pm
 Ratt Ratt
Good news because its ugly as hell, only a man with no taste could buy this over Alfa Romeo Mito.
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February 14, 2013 11:13 am
 Microice Microice
Make the A1 clubsport for the love of God! OK, they wont but having the S1 come with near as much power as the limited edition A1 quattro may not be good news for those that bought the limited edition. Thats why I think Audi should make another limited edition A1 with at least the engine of the S3.
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February 14, 2013 9:21 am