Audi Announces Limited 2012 A1 Quattro

By Jay Casteel (@JayCasteel)   /   Published 12/21/2011

Audi fans for an early Christmas present, when the German automobile maker announced the A1 Quattro, a limited edition, high-performance version of their subcompact hatch-back, reports AutoBlog.com.

The 2012 A1 Quattro boasts the company's trademark all-wheel-drive system; a 2.0-liter turbocharged and direct-injected four-cylinder engine, used in their S3 model; 17-inch wheels; and a six-speed manual transmission.

The engines outputs 252 horsepower, offering a 70 hp improvement on the original A1 model.

Other technical specs are currently not available at press time.

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The car is set to be released late next year, but will be limited to just 333 cars. Unfortunately it will not be available stateside.

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