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German car maker Audi has released the first images of its new A1 quattro supermini.

The car boasts staggering performance figures for a vehicle of its size and comes complete with quattro all-wheel drive and a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine producing 252bhp.

Added to this is peak power of 6,000rpm and 258lb ft of torque between 2,500-4,500rpm. meaning that 0-62mph can be covered in just 5.7 seconds, while the top speed is 152mph. Watch the space.

Audi A1 quattro supermini release

According to Audi, the goal was to create "the most powerful and fastest accelerating car of its kind ever created", and the A1 quattro appears to be just that.
However, don't expect to be seeing any audi spare parts for the new A1 in the UK just yet. It would be awhile before any spare will be available.

Audi has said that it is to build just 333 of the limited edition models, all of which will be in left-hand drive and sold on mainland Europe.

A final decision on whether or not Audi UK will import the car will be based in part on customer reaction, added the manufacturer. What do you think? Would you like a fast supermini? Share your thoughts with us.

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