Even entry-level SE trim brings a 6.5in colour display mounted high up on the top of the dashboard, plus DAB radio and a single CD player. Pay the extra to add Bluetooth phone connectivity and you could argue that you’ve got all the infotainment equipment you need.
The system itself is easy to use; it’s controlled via a rotary dial and a few buttons in the middle of the dashboard, and the interface is slick and quick to respond.
Stepping up to Sport trim does add a few nice touches; as well as Bluetooth, you get audio controls on the steering wheel and Audi’s Music Interface, which allows you to connect your device (via an iPhone socket or USB) and control it through the car's infotainment screen. You also get a black-and-white display between the instrument dials; it can show information such as the song and artist, the radio station you’re listening to, or data from the trip computer.
Satellite navigation is an optional extra on all A1s. There are two systems (one with the sat-nav information stored on an SD card, the other on a hard drive) and both are easy to use. The hard drive-based one is particularly sophisticated for a car of this size, too.
There are also two types of upgraded audio system available, including a Bose version that pumps out seriously impressive sound quality, even though it isn't exactly cheap