If the cam is timed up correctly and you cannot rotate the engine by hand, then I think you have bent valves and will have to remove the cylinder head to confirm, it might be more cost effective to replace engine than repair, depends on your mechanic skills.
When I ordered my A1, I test drove a sport on 17's and found it acceptable around town and on dual
It depends on what car you have come from and what you're prefence is comfort/ sporty handling.
In the end I ordered an s-line with 18's and that's not to bad, with only the...
Don't forget that cabrios don't have a sub with B&O or Audi sound system , so you might want to have listen to both before making decision,
I had a 1.4 150ps cab and found it had enough power for most of the time aswell as good economy.
A bit of info.
I've had my A1 35TFSI S tronic from new and around 1 month /600 miles a strange noise developed when on full steering lock moving at low speed, forward or reverse.
To me it sounded like the noise a hydraulic power steering pump makes when on full lock along with the sound a...
I think Audi deleted it on all models for 2020 model year accept the Vorsprung model.
Will probably be expensive to retro fit as you will need new trim panels on doors and around digital dash containing the LEDS, plus coding on MMI.