BMW 1 series 2007 vs Audi A1 2011

BMW 1 series
2007 - 2011
Audi A1
2011 - 2014
Gearbox: ManualManual
Engine: 2.0 Petrol2.0 Diesel


Power: 170 HP143 HP
Torque: 210 NM320 NM
Acceleration 0-100 km/h: 7.8 seconds8.2 seconds
BMW 1 series is more dynamic to drive.
BMW 1 series engine produces 27 HP more power than Audi A1, but torque is 110 NM less than Audi A1. Thanks to more power BMW 1 series reaches 100 km/h speed 0.4 seconds faster.

Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption (l/100km): 6.44.1
Real fuel consumption: 8.2 l/100km5.7 l/100km
The Audi A1 is a better choice when it comes to fuel economy.
By specification BMW 1 series consumes 2.3 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Audi A1, which means that if you drive 15,000 km in a year, the BMW 1 series could require 345 litres more fuel.
By comparing actual fuel consumption based on user reports, BMW 1 series consumes 2.5 litres more fuel per 100 km than the Audi A1.
Fuel tank capacity: 53 litres45 litres
Full fuel tank distance: 820 km in combined cycle1090 km in combined cycle
1030 km on highway1250 km on highway
640 km with real consumption780 km with real consumption
Audi A1 gets more mileage on one fuel tank.

Drive type

Wheel drive type: Rear wheel drive (RWD)Front wheel drive (FWD)
Front-wheel drive cars (Audi A1) have better traction on slippery roads and when climbing hills, better fuel economy, and are less expensive to purchase. On the disadvantage side, FWD cars usually have less towing capacity, poorer acceleration and harder handling. Rear-wheel drive cars (BMW 1 series) have better handling on dry roads, better acceleration, more even weight distribution and more fun to drive. RWD is also better for towing large loads. The cons of rear-wheel drive are less interior and trunk space and more difficulty maneuvering in wet and snowy conditions.


Length: 4.24 m3.95 m
Width: 1.75 m1.74 m
Height: 1.42 m1.42 m
BMW 1 series is larger.
BMW 1 series is 29 cm longer than the Audi A1, 1 cm wider the height of the cars does not differ significantly.
Trunk capacity: 330 litres270 litres
Trunk max capacity:
with rear seats folded down
1150 litresno data
BMW 1 series has more luggage capacity.
BMW 1 series has 60 litres more trunk space than the Audi A1.
Turning diameter: 11 meters10.6 meters
The turning circle of the BMW 1 series is 0.4 metres more than that of the Audi A1, which means BMW 1 series can be harder to manoeuvre in tight streets and parking spaces.
Gross weight (kg): 1`8001`640
Safety: no data

Audi A1 has fewer problems.
According to annual technical inspection data BMW 1 series has serious deffects in 40 percent more cases than Audi A1, so Audi A1 quality is probably significantly better
Average price (€): 46007400
Pros and Cons: BMW 1 sērija has
  • more power
  • more dynamic
  • roomier boot
  • lower price
Audi A1 has
  • lower fuel consumption
  • more full fuel tank mileage
  • fewer faults
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