This may be a Christmas present for all the Audi enthusiasts. Audi has just announced the 2012 Audi A1 Quattro limited edition, high-performance subcompact hatchback for all fans.
The 2012 Audi A1 Quattro is built with only 333 units available. It comes with an all-wheel drive system and a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that is rated at 252 horsepower at 6,000 rpm and 258 pound-feet of torque from 2,500 to 4,500 rpm. As you can see, the torque band is available a wide range of rpm. The engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission that shifted power to a Haldex AWD setup.
With this powertrain setup, the 2012 Audi A1 Quattro can zip from 0-60 mph in just 5.7 seconds with a top speed of 152 mph, and while still provides a fuel economy at around 28 miles per gallon. Not bad at all for a performance sports car.
Other performance features to enhance the 2012 Audi A1 Quattro limited edition include 225/35 R18 tires, modified MacPherson strut suspension with multi-link setup in the rear, larger brake discs, and a heavily modified rear differential lock that is controlled by the ESP.
While the exterior of the 2012 Audi A1 Quattro limited edition receives some of the design cues from RS model, the interior gets new instrument panel, aluminum pedals, and black leather bucket seats with red contrast stitching. Beside the performance upgrades, the 2012 Audi A1 Quattro limited edition gets a few updated technological amenities such as a MMI plus navigation system, Bose system, Bluetooth, Google Earth and an integrated WLAN hotspot.
The 2012 Audi A1 Quattro limited edition is set to go on sale later next year all over Europe, and there is no word that the U.S. will get one as well, of which we think that the chance is unlikely.