Audi A1: Aluminum Und SmallS

Despite being the tiniest car in the Auto Union lineup, the Audi A1 still has those signature LED eyes, wind-sucking grille and R8-esque silver-rimmed greenhouse. However, unlike an R8, the MINI-fighter's top-end engine ekes out a meager 122 HP.

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The smallest Audi will officially go on sale in Europe with four drivetrains; two gasoline engines and two oil-burners putting power down through the front wheels via a seven-speed S-tronic transmission or six- and five-speed manual. The 1.2-liter or 1.4-liter TFSI either throws down 86 in wimpy form or 122 HP with a 0-to-62 MPH time of 9.1 seconds and EU test cycle 44 MPG. A larger 1.6-liter TDI stirs the pot a bit more with 185 lb-ft of torque, 105 HP and 60 MPG. If you really must, another version of the same TDI squeezes out 62 MPG.

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Otherwise, the A1 incorporates the same details as every other Audi, including an MMI infotainment system on the inside and LED lights everywhere. In sportier-looking S-line trim, the A1 gets larger 18-inch wheels, sportier suspension, leather-wrapped sport steering wheel and sport seats. So it may look the S-porty part, but somehow we doubt it'll drive like one.