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Audi concept reveals Mini rival

Date: 24 October 2007

Audi has taken the wraps off a concept car that will lead to a rival for BMW's Mini.

The production version, due in 2009 and called A1, should be closely linked to the Metroproject Quattro concept car shown at this week's Tokyo motor show. The prestige German brand wants a slice of the action having witnessed the success BMW has earned with the Mini, and hints that the new concept is the "latest in a long line of Audi design studies, many of which have entered series production virtually unchanged".

The concept is powered by a 150PS version of VW's 1.4-litre petrol engine powering the front wheels, combined with a 41PS electric motor powering the rear wheels. The electric motor is capable of running the car on its own for 62 miles. There's no formal word yet on whether the hybrid system will make it through to become a production option.

Audi claims CO2 emissions of 112g/km for the Metroproject Quattro, along with 57.6mpg and a top speed of 124mph.