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The German Car Blog-ers translate a report in Auto Motor und Sport indicating the upcoming Audi A1 will be the Mini fighter premium hatch as expected, and will take the name "Shooting Brake," a reference to the Tokyo concept of last year (and the wacky, gentleman's sports wagons of old Blighty). According to the report, the likely Euro-only A1 β€” spec'ed above by the magazine's artistes β€” will built on the Golf V platform and priced in the $20,000-$25,000 range. Word is, it'll premiere at the 2009 Frankfurt show, with a convertible coming after the first of the decade.

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