Urban Legend

Urban Legend


With its raised ride height and rugged looks, the new Audi A1 citycarver is the perfect car to help you follow the beat of life in town, however hectic it gets

Narrow streets, high kerbs, evil potholes and mountainous speed bumps – these are just some of the numerous obstacles a contemporary driver must navigate in town. It’s challenging, but Audi is here to assist with the new A1 citycarver – an even more urban-ready version of the award-winning A1 Sportback that's more than capable of absorbing the worst of the jungle.

The citycarver isn’t a totally fledged off-roader just like the all-wheel-drive Audi Allroad and Q models, although it could easily be mistaken for one. The car’s raised suspension gives around 4cm of additional ground clearance over the Sportback, making access much easier while also providing superior visibility.

It's sports larger 17-inch wheels, a robust-looking body kit that features contrasting wheel arches and side sills, plus stainless steel-finished underbody protection.The focus on style continues inside the elegant cabin, while the standard-fit 8.8-inch MMI touchscreen and 10.25-inch digital cockpit display provide cutting-edge technology and connectivity.

Practicality has not been overlooked either, as there's lots of head and legroom, even for tall rear passengers, plus a boot large enough to simply swallow the weekly shop. A compact, turbocharged, three-cylinder 1.0-litre 30 TFSI petrol engine sends 116PS of power and 200Nm of torque to the front wheels via the seven-speed S tronic transmission. It’s a cracking little engine – energetic, eager-sounding and fun to use. There’s ample pep for town driving and lots of pulling power for motorway trips. The direct steering and responsive chassis make mastering metropolitan streets a cinch and conquering country roads a pleasure. Audi’s new junior model is adept not only in its natural city environment, but also can handle life well outside its comfort zone with ease.

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Audi A1 citycarver
Price from £23,580 OTR
Engine 30 TFSI 1.0 116PS
Transmission 7-speed S tronic
Drivetrain front-wheel drive
0-62mph 9.9 seconds
Top speed 123mph
WLTP fuel consumption combined mpg 43.5-44.1*
NEDC equivalent CO2


*Figures shown are for comparability purposes;   only 

compare fuel consumption and COfigures with other vehicles tested to the same technical procedures. Figures may not reflect real-life driving results. Data correct as of 11 November 2019. For more information on WLTP, click here.

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