Being Specific – Audi S1 quattro

If you hadn’t noticed, we’re big fans of the Audi S1 here at EngageSportMode. The combination of the highly regarded Audi A1, combined with a 2.0 litre turbo engine, quattro drivetrain and manual gearbox make it something of a hot hatch hero. But, if you’re lucky enough to be in the market for one, how does…

New – Audi S1 quattro – Specs and Photos

The term ‘pocket rocket’ gets flung around a lot when it comes to hot hatches. However, Audi may now have staked its claim on the phrase with the unveiling of the 231 bhp S1 and S1 Sportback quattro models.  EngageSportMode is already a fan of the Audi A1, naming it as the best car we…

2012 EngageSportMode Awards (Part One)

After a long twelve months, the time has finally come to hand out the infamous EngageSportMode ‘macaroni and glitter’ trophies to this year’s award winners. It may now be 2013, but cast your mind back (a few days) to last year. Despite the world’s ongoing financial problems, the ever-present environmental lobby and the ridiculous price…

Audi A1 Sportback 1.4TFSI S line – The Big Review

If you’ve been reading the long running saga about me attempting to buy a new car, you’ll know that I’d swung towards the Audi A1 but was finding it tough to get a dealership to sell me one. The end result was Tyneside Audi providing me with a A1 1.4TSFI Sportback for the weekend, to…

ESM’s 2012 Car Buying Predicament #5

I realise that calling this series of posts a “predicament” is somewhat of a dramatisation. Like having to decide on whether to pick a Cheryl Cole or Megan Fox calendar for the ESM office, this is a nice first world problem to have to deal with. But at the same time it is hardly like…