A manual six-speed gearbox with a housing made out of magnesium transfers the power from the 2.0 TFSI. It features short, precise throws. Its low gears feature short ratios, while sixth gear is long to reduce fuel consumption. The sporty manual gearbox is extremely efficient.
Like all Audi S models the Audi S1 and the S1 Sportback (7.0 / 7.1 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers [33.60 / 33.13 US mpg]; 162 / 166 grams of CO2 per kilometer [260.71 / 267.15 g/mile]) come with permanent all-wheel drive – another USP in this segment. Weight distribution constraints mean the hydraulic multi-plate clutch is mounted on the rear axle (axle load distribution: front 60 percent, rear 40 percent). Depending on the driving situation, the electronically controlled clutch distributes the drive torque between the axles. If one of the axles starts to slip, the torque is instantly redirected to the other axle. The management of the multi-plate clutch is decidedly dynamic. It allows controlled drifts on a road surface with a low coefficient of friction in sport mode or with deactivated ESC.
The developers pulled out all the stops to accommodate the quattro components in the compact Audi S1 and S1 Sportback. The rear axle differential takes up the space in the spare wheel well; a purpose-built saddle tank which is located above the prop shaft replaces the tank from the A1 models (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 7.1 – 3.8 [33.13 – 61.90 US mpg]; combined CO2 emission in g/km: 166 – 99 [267.15 – 159.33 g/mile]). The tank offers the same volume of 45 liters.
The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.