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  • 3 Years Insurance
  • 3 Years Servicing
  • 3 Years Tax
  • 3 Years Warranty
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Fuel: Petrol

Body: Hatchback
Trans: Manual

Front/rear floor mats, Rear wiper, Brake assist function, Dynamic suspension, Voice control system, Lane departure warning system, Automatic start/stop system, Driver's information system, Auto dimming rear view mirror...

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MPG

Combined - 61 mpg EC Extra Urban - 0 mpg EC Urban - 0.

Insurance Group

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Performance (BHP)

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CO2 (g/km)

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Number Of Seats

The total number of seats in the vehicle.

Road Tax

Road Tax is based upon the CO2 emissions of the vehicle and is split into 13 bands from A to M. The higher the letter the greater the cost of tax paid to drive the vehicle on public roads. In addition to the road tax detailed below, any vehicle that had a manufacturers retail price in excess of &321;40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional &321;320 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.

Ten Second Review

The Audi A1 shows its trendy lifestyle side in this 'Citycarver' guise. This variant is SUV-inspired but of course it's not any sort of SUV: it's not even really any sort of Crossover either, though you do get an extra 4cms of ride height and, more importantly, a whole stack of extra pavement presence.

Background

So, the Citycarver. Silly name. Sensible car? No, not really. But then life would be pretty dull if purchase decisions were all based on sensibility. The A1 Citycarver is a model aimed at people who like the idea of a small SUV but want to stay with the dinky dimensions of a supermini. It's a concept that's been floated on and off quite frequently over the years, back in the dim and distant with cars like the Volkswagen Polo Dune and the Citroen C3 XTR - and more recently with the Ford Fiesta Active. But never with a premium model in this segment like the Audi A1. So what difference will a bit of body cladding and a slightly higher ride height make here? Let's find out.

Driving Experience

You might expect that the addition of 40kgs of weight and a higher ride height might have a negative effect on the tarmac performance of this car. Happily though, that's not the case. Actually, the opposite is true, this variant's extra suspension travel delivering a slightly more compliant ride than you'd get in an equivalent A1 Sport derivative - and there's certainly much softer springing than you'd find with the much more firmly-suspended A1 S line. Most Citycarver models will be sold with the 1.0-litre three cylinder petrol unit we're trying here - the 116PS '30 TFSI' version of it: unlike an ordinary A1 Sportback, this pretend SUV variant doesn't bother with this engine in its lesser 95PS '25 TFSI' guise. The performance stats are exactly the same as they would be for any other A1 30 TFSI derivative - rest to 62mph in 9.5s (or 9.4s if you go for the alternative S tronic 7-speed dual-clutch automatic) and a top speed of 126mph either way. It's a punchy, willing little engine, with decent low-down pulling power for urban work and enough top-end refinement to make longer highway trips comfortable. If highway journeys are more the norm for you, then you might want to find the extra for the alternative four cylinder 1.5-litre 35 TFSI engine which puts out 150PS and in S tronic form, improves the performance stats to 7.7s and 137mph. On the twisty stuff, there's a fraction more body roll that you'd get in a conventional A1, but to really notice that, you'd have to be pushing through the turns a lot harder than a typical owner ever would. Like an ordinary A1, you get plenty of front end traction and precise, direct steering. As usual, there's the Audi 'drive select' drive settings system which offers four modes - auto, dynamic, efficiency and individual. These alter steering feel, throttle response and, on an S tronic variant, gearshift timings.

Design and Build

If you like the thought of an A1 Sportback with a little extra attitude, then you'll like what Audi has tried to do here. This variant's large, octagonal Singleframe front grille references the brand's various Q-series SUV models, and surrounds a sculpted honeycomb insert painted in matt black. These two smart slots above the grille add a bit of attitude and there's a lower silvered finish for the splitter to add a whiff of 'SUV-ness'. In profile, this model's more muscular look has been achieved primarily through redesigned sills in a contrasting colour, underbody protection in a stainless steel finish and raised suspension giving around four centimetres of additional ground clearance. You also get wheel arch extensions which shroud bigger 17-inch rims. A contrast-coloured roof in either black or grey is optional. At the rear, a re-styled bumper echoes the robust look of the front end and incorporates accented black corner cut-outs and a lower silvered section. Plus there's a special Citycarver roof spoiler. Inside, there's slightly less differentiation over an ordinary A1 Sportback, but it all feels very high end for a supermini, with Silver grey accents for the air vents, the door handle recesses and the centre console. Plus there's aluminium trim for the control switches and the 10.25-inch 'Virtual Cockpit' digital instrument cluster which, as with any other A1, marks this car out from non-premium brand small hatches. The standard MMI centre-dash display is 8.8-inches in size, but many owners will want to upgrade to the larger 10.1-inch MMI Navigation monitor. In the rear seat, you'll find enough space for a couple of six-footers to sit behind comparably-sized adults in the front, though knees will probably be brushing the seat backs. And there's reasonable head room by supermini standards. Out back, there's the usual 335-litre boot. It's a well-shaped space too, efficiently square and unimpeded by wheel arch intrusion. Four body-coloured tie-down hooks feature, as do a couple of bag hooks, plus you get a little compartment in the left hand corner for smaller items. With the rear seats folded down, this increases to 1,090-litres.

Market and Model

Pricing for this A1 Citycarver starts at around £22,000 - that's for the 30 TFSI variant with a manual gearbox - that's a car with a 1.0-litre 116PS turbo petrol three cylinder engine. If you want Audi's S tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission, you'll need to find around £1,500 more. The alternative 1.5-litre four cylinder petrol-powered 35 TFSI version of this car costs around £1,000 more with either gearbox. In terms of the premium that the Citycarver spec demands over more ordinary A1 trim levels, well for one of these, you'll be paying around £800 more than you would for an equivalent mid-range A1 Sportback 'Sport' model; and around £200 less than you'd have to find for an equivalent A1 Sportback 'S line' variant. The standard Citycarver equipment spec obviously includes the special body kit and the big 17-inch '5-spoke Y-design' alloy wheels. In addition to that, you get full-LED headlights, plus LED rear lamps with dynamic 'scrolling' indicators. Also included are power-folding mirrors, an anti-theft alarm, rear parking sensors and a strong standard of camera-driven safety equipment, including Lane Departure Warning and the Audi Pre-sense Front autonomous braking system with pedestrian and cyclist recognition. Inside, there's front sports seats in special Novum cloth, an LED interior lighting pack, an auto-dimming rear view mirror and air conditioning. Infotainment's taken care of by an 8.8-inch MMI centre-dash screen, your access point to the 6-speaker DAB audio system, Bluetooth and the Audi Smartphone interface, with its 'Apple CarPlay' and 'Android Auto' handset connectivity. Go for the optional 'Technology Pack' and you can upgrade this monitor to 10.1-inches in size. Plus as with all A1s, you get a 10.25 digital instrument cluster display screen as standard. An optional 'Comfort and Sound Pack' gets you extra parking assistance, front seat heating and the Bang & Olufsen 3D sound system with 560 watts of music power.

Cost of Ownership

You'd expect the small weight increase of this variant and its slightly higher ride height to have a marginally negative effect of fuel and CO2 readings - and sure enough, it does. There's nothing to get too despondent about though. The manual 1.0-litre 30 TFSI petrol Citycarver model manages 46.3mpg on the WLTP combined cycle and 139g/km of WLTP-rated CO2. For the S tronic auto, the figures are 44.1mpg and 146g/km. To give you some comparison, a standard A1 Sportback 30 TFSI Sport variant with a manual gearbox returns 48.7mpg and 131g/km. The alternative four cylinder 35 TFSI 150PS variant is nearly as clean and frugal, thanks to its clever cylinder-on-demand technology which disables two of the engine's cylinders at low-to-mid throttle loads. Mated with a manual 'box, this powerplant manages a WLTP combined cycle return of 44.8mpg and a WLTP-rated CO2 reading of 142g/km (or 44.1mpg guise and 145g/km in S tronic guise). For both derivatives, residuals are expected to be as strong - if not a little better than an ordinary A1 Sportback. As for maintenance, well servicing your A1 Sportback should be no more taxing than is the case with one of the company's larger cars. As usual with Audi models, there's a choice of either a 'Fixed' or a 'Flexible' servicing regime, the choice between the two depending on the extent of your likely annual mileage.

By Jonathan Crouch

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Key Standard Features*

  • Solid - Shell white
  • Solid paint
  • Tool kit
  • Delta cloth - Black
  • Tyre repair kit

Body Glass

  • Rear wiper
  • Heated rear windscreen
  • Rain and light sensors
  • Electric front and rear windows
  • Heat insulating glass windscreen and side windows

Brakes

  • Brake assist function
  • Electromechanical power steering
  • Electronic Stability Control including ABS, EBD, ASR and EDL

Chassis/Suspension

  • Dynamic suspension

Communication

  • Voice control system
  • Bluetooth interface
  • Audi connect safety emergency and service including E-call
  • Audi smartphone interface with connect compatible smartphone via USB directly MMI display + Nav,music, third party apps controlled via MMI controller

Driver Aids

  • Lane departure warning system
  • Speed limiter
  • Hill hold assist
  • Audi pre-sense front with pedestrain and cyclist recognition

Driver Convenience

  • Automatic start/stop system

Driver Information

  • Driver's information system
  • Service interval indicator
  • Washer fluid level indicator
  • 10.25" Digital instrument cluster display classis style instrument dials + speed,odometer,time,outside temperature,telephone menu + fuel level warning

Driving Mirrors

  • Auto dimming rear view mirror
  • Body coloured door mirrors
  • Electrically adjustable, heated, folding door mirrors with integrated LED side indicator

Entertainment

  • DAB Digital radio
  • MMI radio plus with 8.8" colour MMI display screen and MMI touch
  • 6 passive loudspeakers
  • 1 x SDXC card reader
  • 2 x USB type C connection points

Exterior Body Features

  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Black inlays polygon structure
  • Front side air inlets with front spoiler lip and rear diffuser in matt black grained
  • Radiator grille in matt black

Exterior Lights

  • Rear fog lights
  • LED headlights with LED rear lights + dynamic rear indicators + headlight adjustment and high beam, turning light + LED daytime running lights

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

  • Manual air conditioning

Interior Features

  • Titanium grey cloth headlining
  • Delta cloth upholstery
  • 12V socket in centre console with two cup holders
  • Leatherette handbrake grip
  • Leather gear knob with aluminium trim
  • Air vents, door handle recesses and centre console in black
  • 3 spoke leather multi function plus steering wheel with height and reach adjustable
  • 3 spoke leather multifunction plus steering wheel

Interior Lights

  • Luggage compartment light with front and rear reading lights

Packs

  • Luggage compartment pack - A1

Safety

  • Warning triangle and first aid kit
  • 3x3 point rear seatbelts
  • Front and rear seatbelt reminder
  • Seatbelt monitoring
  • Driver and front passenger airbag with front side and head airbags
  • Tyre pressure warning light
  • Front passenger airbag deactivation switch
  • Seatbelt height adjustment for front seats

Seats

  • Front head restraints
  • Driver and passenger seat with manual height adjust with forward and backwards adjustment
  • ISOFIX child seat mounting for front passenger and outer rear seats including top tether attachment point of outer rear seats
  • 40:60 Split folding rear seat or folded fully
  • 3 rear seats with headrests

Security

  • Anti theft alarm
  • Immobiliser
  • Anti theft wheel bolts and loose wheel warning
  • Remote central locking with 2 foldaway keys

Wheels - Alloy

  • 15" 5 arm design alloy wheels

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs) 11
  • Engine Power - BHP 95
  • Engine Power - KW 70
  • Engine Power - PS
  • Engine Power - RPM 5000
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT 129
  • Engine Torque - NM 175
  • Engine Torque - RPM 2000
  • Top Speed 118

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