Audi surprises with this environment friendly, peppy three-cylinder 115hp A1 which sports activities an excellent inside


BLAH. Blah. Blah. Blah. Blah. Audi. Blah. Blah. Blah. Blah. Blah. Audi. Blah. Blah. Blah. Blah. Blah. Blah.

I generally suppose it doesn’t matter what I write about Audi since you’ll need one anyway.

 The three-cylinder 115hp Audi is the best engine for the price

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The three-cylinder 115hp Audi is the very best engine for the worth

Even when I mentioned this A1 was a fussy, overpriced, re-wrapped VW Polo, you’d simply say, “Yeah, however what color ought to I get?”

It’s all about these 4 rings.

So no less than let me nudge you in the direction of the very best engine.

Surprisingly, it’s NOT the range-topping 200hp 2-litre petrol turbo nicked from the Polo GTI. That’s uninteresting. That wants extra chillis.

 This A1 costs £18,540 has 115hp and top speed of 126mph

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This A1 prices £18,540 has 115hp and prime velocity of 126mph

Key details:


Value: £18,540

Engine: 1-litre 3cyl turbo

Energy: 115hp

0-62mph: 9.5 secs

Prime velocity: 126mph

Financial system: 58mpg

CO2: 108g/km

Rivals: Mini 5dr

Out: Now

Neither is it the intelligent 150hp 1.5 which shuts off two cylinders underneath gentle load to protect the polar bears. Though that was advantageous and clean.

It’s really the little 1-litre three- cylinder producing 115hp. That’s gentle, peppy, environment friendly, sounds nice and has sufficient energy for most individuals. It fits the automotive.

And it’s cheaper.

Which implies you possibly can spend the additional money on luxuries like heated seats and a Bang & Olufsen sound system, or a hand-writing touchscreen assuming, after all, you might be left-handed and don’t write like a toddler.

 The interior is typically brilliant and you can even have a handwriting touchscreen (provided you're left-handed)

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The inside is often good and you’ll actually have a handwriting touchscreen (supplied you are left-handed)
 The A1 is available in a five-door only, has a good sized boot and LED lights as standard

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The A1 is on the market in a five-door solely, has an excellent sized boot and LED lights as customary

As for the cabin itself, that’s usually good Audi.

The digital instrument cluster is customary, as is the central touchscreen (angled 13 levels in the direction of the driving force, probably the most of any Audi) and the whole lot else you see and contact is trimmed higher than Mr Bonzai’s again backyard.

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However, better of all, it has a guide handbrake. Hurrah.

Different issues to notice. 5-door solely. Respectable boot (up 65 litres to 335 litres). A zillion personalisation choices. LED lights as customary.

 The updated Audi R8 is is upping the horsepower to 620hp making top speed 205.7

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The up to date Audi R8 is is upping the horsepower to 620hp making prime velocity 205.7

‘Up to date’ Audi R8

AUDI has “up to date” the R8 by including ten extra horses.

Yep, TEN.

That equates to round 0.0002 seconds a lap sooner on a racetrack and even much less on the street. However I nonetheless thought I’d strive it, simply to make sure.

The 5.2-litre naturally- aspirated V10 is now 620hp and bangs out the 0-62mph dash in 3.1 seconds. Prime velocity is 205.7mph – as a result of the additional 0.7 actually issues.

Not a lot else has modified. However when it appears to be like and sounds pretty much as good because it does, it didn’t must.
Yours for £141,000.

 If it's not all about the the four rings for you then go for the peppy A1 - it's better bang for your Audi

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If it is not all in regards to the the 4 rings for you then go for the peppy A1 – it is higher bang to your Audi

Audi anoraks may additionally spot the three flat bonnet slits, a nod to the 80s Quattro. The R8 has adopted them too.

I prefer it however I don’t prefer it. They need to have been reserved for the new S1 Quattro.

Blah. Blah. Blah. Blah. Blah. Blah. Blah. Blah. Blah. Blah. Blah. Blah.
I’m shocked you’ve learn down this far. I assumed you’d be on the blower to Audi by now.


FEELING courageous? Strip all the way down to your underwear at a petroleum pump tomorrow, tag your photograph #FuelMonty on social media, and earn a £100 gas voucher from Vanarama for becoming a member of its protest towards rising gas costs.

However don’t blame me if you find yourself getting fined/arrested/humiliated within the chilly.

 Earn a £100 fuel voucher from Vanarama by stripping down in protest against the planned fuel duty hike
Earn a £100 gas voucher from Vanarama by stripping down in protest towards the deliberate gas obligation hike

How far are you able to journey with £50 value of gas

  • UK – 384 miles.
  • USA –  774 miles
  • Iran – 2,356 miles.
  • Do one, Hammond. We want gas obligation CUT by 3p a litre.

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Nitro Circus

FINAL reminder. The Nitro Circus stunt present starring Travis Pastrana calls at Manchester MEN Area earlier than shifting to London’s O2 Area. Don’t miss it. Tickets at

 The Nitro Circus stunt show stars Travis Pastrana
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IN the historical past of vehicles, the Vary Rover Evoque will go down as one of many nice designs.
If slightly compromised.

The issue is the sloping roof and excessive waist means the rear window is little greater than a letterbox and even worse to see out of.

 The Evoque Mk2 uses sustainable, recycled fabrics and has cameras galore so you can see those pesky curbs


The Evoque Mk2 makes use of sustainable, recycled materials and has cameras galore so you possibly can see these pesky curbs

The answer?

Flick a change from the underside of the rear-view mirror and it turns right into a HD display screen beaming footage from a roof digicam. Very intelligent.

How about front-view cameras that see underneath the entrance of the automobile?

Yep, it’s bought them too. Helpful for top kerbs, proper? Though it’s extra meaty off-road too.

Calm the craze

SWANSEA is the street rage capital of Britain. Watford has the very best accident charge. Hold calm, folks. All of us must be someplace.

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The following-gen Evoque may also be hybrid – 48v mild-hybrid initially (no messy cables) –  and able to 50mpg.

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Much more eco plug-in hybrids with three-cylinder engines will observe in 2020.

The 2019 Evoque Mk2 may also function sustainable recycled materials, twin touchscreens, super-slim headlights and flush door handles just like the Velar.

And regardless that the cabin is larger –  one other flaw of the unique Evoque – the footprint and general look is similar.

E-BMW Three Collection

THIS BMW Three Collection appears to be like like every other BMW Three Collection – besides it’s not. It’s the 330e plug-in hybrid that sticks up two fingers at Sadiq Khan’s ULEZ zones. It will possibly do 37 miles on pure electrical, as much as 138mpg, and emits simply 39g/km. Nevertheless it additionally has a lift button – growing energy by 41hp to 252hp. Need.

It feels like a intelligent, eco stylish evolution.

The brand new automotive might be unveiled in London tonight. Anticipate costs from £32,000.

Santa’s beer sleigh

ONE Santa sleigh is a self-build and has numerous storage. The opposite has outside heaters and beer on faucet. Would you go Ikea or Carlsberg? Yep, me too.

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