2010 Paris Auto ShowJust the Facts:
- Paris auto show's roster of product premieres lists Audi S1.
- Earlier reports suggest the S1 is due in 2011.
- The S1 is not expected to come to the U.S.
Audi has not confirmed the S1's debut or issued any official images of the car, which is said to be a performance-oriented variant of the Audi A1 baby hatchback.
Volkswagen's Ernst Linder confirmed the development of the Audi S1, which is due in 2011, in a May interview with Australia's Drive.com Web site. He said the front-wheel-drive S1 will not be sold in the U.S.
It shares the 182-horsepower 1.4-liter Twincharger four-cylinder engine and seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox with the VW Polo GTI. At the time of the May interview, Linder said there is no all-wheel-drive Quattro version in the works.
Paris show organizers say that Audi will feature the S1 and the A7.
Edmunds.com says: We'll get our first official look at the Audi S1 shortly and keep our fingers crossed that Audi may change its mind about bringing the hot hatch to the U.S. — Anita Lienert, Correspondent