If you think £34k is expensive for a used supermini, think yourself lucky you’re not paying the full new price of £39,930 for this Audi A1 Quattro.

But is it too much money for a very limited edition car with huge performance? Ah, that’s another question.

Just 333 A1 Quattros were built. 19 were allocated to the UK market, of which 12 cars remain here. Overseas buyers pick them up here because the entire production run was left-hand drive. That puts the Quattro in the same cool category as BMW’s E30 M3, Lancia’s Delta Integrale, the Mercedes 190 Evo, and Ferrari’s F40.

Is it worth the money? Well, it’s got a 256bhp turbo engine and very useable performance thanks to its four-wheel drive system. the A1 Quattro gained some significant engineering changes including a change to multi-link rear suspension and a redesigned fuel tank to accommodate the propshaft.

Altogether, more than 600 alterations were made to the standard A1. You also get a healthy dose of rally car vibe from the wheels, spoiler and exhausts.

It’s hard to get away from that pricetag though: £33,950 for a used Audi A1 with not much slower Audi S1s with similar mileage available for £10k less. On the plus side, cars like the Focus RS Mk2, Megane R26.R and Mini GP Mk2 seem to suffer from very low depreciation, so maybe it’s not such a daft purchase.


Engine: 1,998cc, turbocharged in-line four

Transmission: 6-speed manual, all-wheel drive

Power: 252bhp @ 6000rpm

Torque: 258lb ft @ 2500rpm

MPG: 33.2

Top speed: 152mph

0-62mph: 5.7sec

CO2: N/A

First registered: 2013

Recorded mileage: 2,000

Price new: £39,930

Yours for: £33,950