For those who can’t wait for the S1.
The Audi A1 has been on the market for just under one year in Germany and much of Europe. And while there are rumors of a more powerful S1 model in development, Senner Tuning has decided to take matters into their own hands and create a more muscular A1 for those that just can’t wait.
Just like most of the S and RS variants, the exterior modifications from Senner Tuning give the car a more athletic character without completely changing the design. The front of the Senner Tuning A1 has been given a sharp black radiator grille and a new apron set with spoiler lip from Rieger. For better airflow along each side, new two-tone Rieger side skirts have also been added. At the rear is an S-Line rear apron that has been modified with a Senna proprietary bumper set to accommodate the new dual exhaust pipes.
Senner Tuning has also given the A1 a new set of contrasting white shoes with large lips. Both front and rear axles are fitted with 9 x 19 Barracuda white racing wheels and wear 225/35R19 XL Tzunamee Ultrac Sessantra tires for improved grip. The overall driving dynamics and stance are further enhanced with a height adjustable KW version 1 sports suspension system.
Senner Tuning did not leave the 1.4-liter untouched. After all, they were one of the first companies to tune the 1.6-liter diesel in the first Audi A1s. The 1.4 TFSI tuning program consists of a new carbon air box, fuel system, and exhaust system with dual 90 mm pipes. This pushes the Audi A1 to 165 horsepower and 195 lb-ft. (265 Nm). Not quite tire-spinning power, but still enough to make the small Audi a fun and peppy hatch.
The Senner Tuning A1 program is currently available as a complete car or as a complete tuning package. The pictured car comes with Audi’s metallic brown paint, contrasting white Almafi roof arches and mirrors, velvet beige and black interior, and other exclusive goodies. The complete Senner Tuning A1 can be purchased for € 36,590 (+/- 52,300 USD), while the tuning kit itself retails for just under € 10,000 (+/- 14,000 USD). The featured car can be purchased for a bargain price of € 29,900 (+/- 42,700 USD) with roughly 30 miles on the odometer.
Senner Tuning A1 1.4 TFSI Specifications
Displacement: 1.4 liters
Number of Cylinders: Inline four
Maximum Horsepower: 165 (121 kW)
Maximum Torque: 195.43 lb-ft. (265 Nm)
-Carbon fiber airbox
-Upgraded fuel system
-Exhaust system with 90 mm tailpipes
Type: Six-speed manual or seven-speed S Tronic
Drive: Front-wheel drive
Wheels, Tires, and Suspension:
Wheels: Barracuda white racing wheels
Wheel Size: 9 x 19
Tires: Tzunamee Ultrac Sessantra XL
Tire Size: 225/35 R19
Suspension: KW variant 1 height adjustable
-Rieger front bumper with spoiler lip
-Rieger two-tone side sills
-Audi S-Line rear bumper with Senna rear apron set
Senner Tuning A1 1.4 TFSI Gallery
[Source: Senner Tuning]
What do you think of the Audi A1 from Senner Tuning? Is it a hot hatch? How will it measure up to the S1 model? Leave a comment and let us know!