For the few that visit the A1 section quick note. If you haven't yet experienced the 185 A1 do!!!! I've got one as a courtesy car today whilst my A3 2.0tdi is in. Im so impressed the feel grip and pure pulling power from a 1.4.
Recently went out in the Abarth Essesse which is a kitten compared to this car. I think the STronic gearbox is the best invention ever and wish they put it on the 2.0tdi A1.
I hasten to add so far after approx 2 hours of town driving and a blip up the bypass following a BMW 135i I'm getting 22 mpg. Not great but I've only got it for one day. (I have not exceeded any of her majesty's speed limits)
5/5 for the A1 185ps. Shame I'll have to have the diesel version.