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Audi A1 Sportback concept: first photos

Published: 01 October 2008 Updated: 26 January 2015

Audi has whisked the covers off its five-door A1 – in the shape of this A1 Sportback concept car, shown to a few selected media and VIPs on the eve of the Paris motor show 2008.

It’s a follow-up to 2007’s A1 Metroproject quattro concept, which previewed the three-door A1. Audi’s new supermini is scheduled to arrive in showrooms in 2010; you can read CAR’s full scoop on how the production A1 will look here.

We’ll have the full story on the new Audi A1 concept in the coming hours, but we can confirm the car’s dimensions: at 3990mm long and 1750mm wide, it’s actually a size up on BMW’s Mini (3699mm/1683mm in One hatchback form). Which suggests Audi wants to make the A1 a more spacious mini, rather than an impractical but cool urban runaround.

Come back to CAR Online on 2 October 2008 as we have the full story on the Audi A1 Sportback concept car as part of our Paris motor show 2008 review

By Tim Pollard

Group digital editorial director, car news magnet, crafter of words