How did this car get inside of this van?

The film Borat allegedly unfairly portrayed Kazakhs as a bunch of trashy Central Asian simpletons. So wrong. This photo proves that Kazakhs are actually trashy Central Asian geniuses. But how — and why — did they do it? Let's find out. » 6/15/11 10:30am 6/15/11 10:30am

Audi U.S. Wants Next-Gen A1, A3 Sedan

Audi's U.S. arm told us last night they want to bring the next-generation A1 stateside, as well as a sedan version of the wagon-only A3. Why next-gen? So U.S. crash standards can be baked in, along with alternative power sources. » 10/07/10 12:30pm 10/07/10 12:30pm

Audi A1 1.4 TFSI: No "S" For You!

As expected, Audi's unveiled a 185 HP 1.4-liter TFSI high-powered A1. But, apparently, likely because there's only way steak is done, it'll retain the A1 moniker rather than snag the "S" from the rest of the up-powered quad-ringed lineup. » 9/20/10 9:30am 9/20/10 9:30am

Audi S1: Aluminum Und Spunk

The Mini-fighting Audi A1 can't fight much with its 122 hp engine. The new S1 should fix that with a 200 hp 1.4-liter TSI four-cylinder engine and, more intriguingly, a possible rear-biased Quattro setup. [TopSpeed] » 8/19/10 2:00pm 8/19/10 2:00pm

Audi A1 Marketing Stunt Fail

This Audi A1 flipped over while climbing a halfpipe during a public marketing stunt at Cinqunantenaire Park in Brussels last week. Audi attempted to suppress photos of the incident, but here's the hilarious aftermath. » 5/24/10 9:00am 5/24/10 9:00am

Audi A1: Aluminum Und Small

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. » 2/09/10 7:00pm 2/09/10 7:00pm

Audi A1 Caught Bringing Sexy Back With New Best Pal Justin Timberlake

The Audi A1 hasn't officially debuted, but an undisguised version was seen with Audi's new pal Justin Timberlake showing off its R8-like contrast and trademark Audi eyes. Don't tell Jessica Biel. [AudiDriven] » 12/16/09 3:30pm 12/16/09 3:30pm

Caption This: One Of These Does Not Belong

Official Caption: "Justin Timberlake, Brand Ambassador for the all new Audi A1, met Audi CEO Rubert Stadler and Peter Schwarzenbauer, Audi Board Member for Marketing and Sales, in Ingolstadt." OK. Your turn. Do better in the comments below. » 12/16/09 9:00am 12/16/09 9:00am

Audi A1 Tagged, Teased

The Audi A1 is the next big little thing from the automaker one-ring-short-of-an-olympics and, after years of concepts, the production version will finally drop cloth at the Geneva Motor Show. In the meantime, here's one more tease. » 12/14/09 2:00pm 12/14/09 2:00pm

Audi A1 Sportback Concept Officially Powered By 1.4-Liter TSI Hybrid

Audi’s hypothetical Mini rival, the Audi A1 Sportback » 10/02/08 3:28am 10/02/08 3:28am is equipped with a 1.4-liter, 150 HP TSI engine that uses not only a turbocharger and supercharger, but a 27 HP, 111 Lb-Ft electric motor for both added performance and green credentials. Look for a production version of the Sportback to hit for the 2010 model year…

Audi Engine Strategy Through 2011 Leaked

Someone in the know over at Audiblog.nl has spilled forth a detailed list of all Audi brand engines for all models through the 2011 calender year — and the release dates for new models. In addition to the big engine news, the leakers claim that we'll be seeing the rumored Audi A7 model in June of 2010, as well as an… » 5/29/08 1:40pm 5/29/08 1:40pm

Dodge Breeze, The Chinese Dodge, Spotted In Detroit

We've been waiting for the front of an orange Dodge Breeze, which is the fruit of the Chrysler-Chery deal, ever since we saw the rear of the car in March. Based on the Chery A1, according to the good people at Automotive News this Chinese-built Dodge is supposed to be for the Mexican market only. Thankfully, someone… » 5/15/08 1:40pm 5/15/08 1:40pm

2009 Audi A1 5 Door On Cover of AutoBild?

We're always suspicious of the covers from Autobild, they're like the National Enquirer of the German automotive press. Regardless, they've got what is claimed to be the 2009 Audi A1 on the cover and it's sporting the familiar gaping maw grille and yet even more aggressive headlights. Audi, maybe we should talk, we… » 4/11/08 12:20pm 4/11/08 12:20pm

Tokyo Motor Show: Audi A1 Metroproject Quattro Concept Car Revealed


Ben just snagged us some pictures of the live reveal of Audi's hybrid A1 Metroproject Quattro concept, just revealed here at the Tokyo Auto Show. If you'll remember from the press shots, the A1 concept was all about the dual-drive system — under the hood there's a 150 bhp 1.4-liter TFSI engine with power directed to… » 10/23/07 10:41pm 10/23/07 10:41pm

Tokyo Auto Show Preview: Audi A1 Metroproject Quattro Concept Car

UPDATE: Our gallery issue has been fixed. So check out that A1 again. Much of the speculation is now over as Audi's just let loose some details and a slew of pictures on their new A1 concept car for the Tokyo Auto Show. It's called the A1 Metroproject Quattro, and it's the same A1 plug-in hybrid concept car we told… » 10/18/07 5:15pm 10/18/07 5:15pm

Not an i-Phone, an Audi Phone

Audi's new urban-car prototype, the A1 Metroproject Quattro Concept, introduces a new concept in car-phone interactions. Acting as remote version of Audi's in-car Audi MMI interface, a handset goes with the concept car that acts as combination key fob, navigation unit, audio and video player and interface for the… » 10/18/07 12:02pm 10/18/07 12:02pm

Audi A1 Mule Spotted

With all insiders saying the Audi A1 will make an appearance at the Tokyo motor show next month, it's no surprise that various prototypes are making the rounds. A new series of shots from the Nizzurbring show what spies say is a VW Polo Cup edition body over an A1 chassis. Fender flares have been stapled forth to… » 9/26/07 1:49pm 9/26/07 1:49pm

Audi A1 Hybrid Coming to Tokyo

What's small, has four rings and sports a hybrid-drive system? Time's up, bitchez! It's the Audi A1 minicar, which Germany's Auto Motor und Sport says will appear at the Tokyo Motor Show this October powered by the company's new hybrid drive system. The new premium-entry hatch will reportedly go on sale in 2010, and… » 8/22/07 5:27pm 8/22/07 5:27pm

Tokyo Auto Show: Audi A1 to Debut in Japan

If you thought Audi would roll out its new entry-level luxe subcompact for Europe in Frankfurt, Germany's Auto Motor und Sport says, sie sind eine grosse dumbkoff!! The A1, the mag says, will debut at the Tokyo Motor Show in October as a hybridized concept. According to Michael Dick, commandant of Technical… » 8/03/07 9:43am 8/03/07 9:43am

Report: Smuggled Audi Sketches Show Proto R8 Spider, A1

That's what the UK's Car magazine say these spec images are all about. Sketches of the coming R8 Spider and A1 entry hatch were purportedly procured from Audi's Ingolstadt design headquarters. The images show the R8 targa, reportedly as it will appear in 2009, and the A1, Audi's Europe-only answer to the Mini Cooper. … » 7/26/07 7:28am 7/26/07 7:28am