2012 Audi A1 Convertible Review and Price
About 2012 Audi A1 Convertible
The A1 series from Audi is based on the Metroproject Quattro that first made its way onto the market during the 2007 Tokyo Motor Show. Since then, the A1 hard top model was scheduled to have a 2011 model and is expected to arrive shortly before the convertible model does. However, many are already looking quite excited about the unveiling of the 2012 Audi A1 Convertible. How does it look and perform? More details follow below.
The 2012 Audi A1 Convertible has a lot of similarities with the MINI model. First off, it will showcase the soft top although the roof will now come with a foldable rear compartment instead of nestling above the car, which is the case with the MINI design. Apart from these changes, there are no more notable distinctions to the exterior styling for this vehicle model, so it is time to move onto the powertrain features.
The engine performance is where the 2012 Audi A1 Convertible really shine. Audi has long been noted for its all-wheel drive system, but the Convertible model will only be sporting the front two wheels for its powertrain capacity. This was a decision that the engineers have came up with after they have given the vehicle chassis a boost and the consequential additional weight it will deliver.
The initial concepts for the 2012 Audi A1 Convertible looked at the possibility of offering hybrid powertrain options but eventually decided to sticking with conventional drivetrains instead. There are several possible small engines that could be available for this drop top model such as the turbo and supercharged 1.4-liter TSI engine capable of producing between 140 to 170 horsepower. The 1.8-liter turbo engine could also be available as an option, which can max at 150 horsepower. As early as now, there has been numerous reports indicating that the 2012 Audi A1 Convertible will come with an S version. This one will offer the same engine power capacity as the S3 version, which is at 261 horsepower.
The fuel economy rating for the 2012 Audi A1 Convertible has been improved by up to 15 percent, such that you can get better mileage while driving this on the city or highway. The same fuel economy rating applies regardless of which engine you equip this vehicle with.
Pro’s of 2012 Audi A1 Convertible
*Several engine choices;
*Superior styling quality.
Con’s of 2012 Audi A1 Convertible
*Lack of an all-wheel drive system.
The actual pricing for the 2012 Audi A1 Convertible has yet to be determined, although estimates for the starting price are identified at $25,000. You can expect more details on the various pricing specifications for this model when the expected release date draws near, which is in 2012.
The Bottom Line
The 2012 Audi A1 Convertible is an excellent choice for anyone shopping around for a subcompact luxury sport car. The real secret to this vehicle is under the hood, such that you can get optimum power and performance to max out value for your money.