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Audi S1 Sportback quattro on sale in Australia from $49,900

September 26, 2014

The Audi S1 Sportback quattro is now on sale in Australia from $49,900. It is undisputedly the most powerful car in its segment. The S1 has all of the traditional ‘S’ features, such as uprated suspension, brakes, and a sporty interior.

2015 Audi S1 Sportback quattro Australia

Under the bonnet sits a TFSI 2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder which produces 170kW and 370Nm. The engine uses dual injection (direct and manifold) and also features Audi valvelift system. Average fuel consumption is rated at 7.1L/100km for combined usage.

In terms of performance the S1 can shoot from 0-100km/h in just 5.9 seconds, and can run on to a top speed of 250km/h.

The S1 comes equipped with a six-speed manual transmission, with no availability of an automatic transmission. The steering is an all-new electromechanical power steering unit, featuring modified pivot bearings.

2015 Audi S1 Sportback quattro rear

The Audi all-wheel drive quattro system has been specifically tuned for the S1, and features components such as an electronic differential lock and a rear-mounted hydraulic multi-plate clutch. It’s a two-stage deactivation unit with finely metered braking intervention on the inside wheels when cornering for a more agile feel.

Under the rear of the S1 sits a four-link rear axle with a MacPherson strut arrangement at the front. Sitting at all four corners is a set of 17×7.5 alloy wheels with 215/40 R17 tyres, with 18-inch wheels with 225/35 R18 tyres an optional extra.

With a kerb weight of just 1340kg, the S1 offers an impressive power-to-weight ratio given its powertrain credentials.

The braking system has been given a large brake master cylinder along with large 310mm discs up front. The calipers wear a coat of red paint and feature the S1 logo (optional).

Exterior highlights include xenon headlights, LED rear lights with horizontally structured graphics, a large roof spoiler, exhaust system with four tailpipes, and side skirts. Buyers can also option up to the quattro exterior styling packages for a sportier look.

2015 Audi S1 Sportback quattro front seats

Jump inside the cabin and you find a pair of sporty bucket seats with S1 insignia, as well as a host of aluminium highlights throughout. The interior is finished predominately in black, with some of the S-specific instruments coated in dark grey.

PerformanceDrive is at the local launch in Hobart and will post the review shortly. Video coming as well.

Josh was one of the original co-founders of PerformanceDrive. His expertise is car culture and aftermarket performance. He was the editor at Hot4s Magazine for a few years, and has since worked at Fast Fours, Zoom, and as a journalist for The Project Group.