Audi A3 Sportback – In May of 2013 Audi confirmed its decision to produce a plug-in hybrid e-tron Audi A3 Sportback version of the A3, which was scheduled for retail sales in Europe in late 2013 and mid-2014 in the US and the United Kingdom. Shares A3 e-tron the same plug-in hybrid power usage in both the Volkswagen Golf and Passat GTE GTE.
The e-tron Audi A3 Sportback is powered by a 1.4 L TSI petrol that delivers 148 hp and 184 pound feet, with an electric motor of 101 hp, which is integrated into six-speed automatic dual-clutch transmission car for a combined total output of 201 hp and 243 pound feet. plug-in hybrid has a package of 8.8 kWh battery that provides an electric range of 50 km (31 miles) in the NEDC cycle, a total of 940 km (580 miles). The plug-in hybrid can reach a top speed of 220 km / h (140 mph) and can reach 100 km / h (62 mph) in 7.6 seconds. According to Audi the car has an average fuel efficiency equivalent to 188 mpg and CO2 emissions of 35g / km.
In September 2013, at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Audi announced the Audi e-tron A3 Sportback will be available in Europe in spring 2014 at a price of 37,000 euros ($ 44,319.44 USD) (£ 30,500), although this has slipped orders quarter 2 2014, with deliveries in Q3. On 1 August 2014, Audi announced the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron is on sale across Europe. The first 227 units were registered in Germany in August 2014.
The Audi A3 Ssedan includes a larger body 11 mm (0.43 in) and 9 mm (0.35 in) less than the A3 Sportback. Other features include 16 and 18 inch wheels (19-inch optional wheels via quattro GmbH) and electronic stability control with electronic differential lock. The Audi A3 Sportback was unveiled at the 2013 New York Auto Show. The German model was set to go on sale in late summer of 2013. The first models include 1.4 TFSI (140 hp) 1.8 TFSI (180 hp) and 2.0 TDI (150 hp). Delivery of the UK models began in the fall of 2013. The first Audi A3 Sportback model include 1.4 TFSI (140 hp) 1.8 TFSI (180 hp) and 2.0 TDI (150 hp).