The 2015 Audi A3 e-tron uses a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 150 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque alone. The addition of an electric motor of 75kW total output hits 204 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque, the output delivered to the front wheels through a dual clutch transmission with six gears. Audi says the 2015 Audi A3 e-tron can cover the 0-62mph sprint in 7.6 seconds, reach 138 mph and travel 31 miles on electric power.
The 2015 Audi A3 e-tron can go up to 80 mph on electric power only or until the driver select switch “kick-down” that engages the gasoline engine. This should be a very useful and popular feature for its acronym jumps errand around town. Audi says the A3 e-tron should offer a range of about 550 miles on a full tank and full load.
Those are impressive numbers from a sports hatch also yields about 40 cubic feet of cargo space (for European specification, which differs from the measurements of the Americas), and can be fully recharged in about four hours on a 220 volt outlet . With its battery pack mounted under the rear seat and the gas tank to a slightly raised cargo floor, the performance of E-tron 55/45 front / rear weight distribution Audi A3.
In fast Audi e-tron test drive, we found that the plug-in hybrid offers the best balance and handling of the Audi A3 range. Replacing your tires actions low rolling resistance should unlock even more grip, but probably at the expense of fuel efficiency. t is expected that the 2015 Audi A3 e-tron to come in the next year in the United States along with the all-new 2015 Audi A3 Sedan. Check back for more on the 2015 Audi A3 e-tron, including features, driving impressions and buying advice, when available.