Audi’s A3 sedan continues to lead the brand into the future. The A3 Sportback e-tron is the German automaker’s first plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) available to the public, and it is designed to appeal to buyers looking for both performance and efficiency.
Audi A3 e-tron Turns Hybrid Power into High Performance
Like all hybrid vehicles, the A3 Sportback e-tron pairs an internal combustion engine with an electric motor. The engine is Audi’s 1.4 TFSI, which makes 150 horsepower and 184.4 lb.-ft. of torque. The electric motor generates 75 kW of power and 243.4 lb.-ft. of torque. The combined specs of this hybrid system work out to:
- 204 horsepower
- 0 to 62 mph in 7.6 seconds
- 140 mph top speed
For a compact sedan, this kind of performance is indicative of what an Audi can do, but where e-tron shines is its lack of compromise. This car is rated for an incomparable equivalent of 156.8 miles per gallon. It has an all electric range of just over 30 miles, and traveling on hybrid power, the range jumps to 553 miles.
With the proper charging conditions, it will take approximately 2 hours to charge the lithium-ion battery pack. The A3 Sportback e-tron is also equipped with regenerative brakes and a coasting feature.
Everyone likes to drive an Audi for great speed and greater control, but it can also feel great to experience incredible efficiency. If you could have both, why wouldn’t you?
The A3 Sportback is the Perfect Platform for a PHEV
As if a dependable balance of power and efficiency wasn’t good enough, the Sportback body style adds versatility to the e-tron’s well rounded offerings. The A3 Sportback is a lean 5-door with an extended wheelbase and extra cargo capacity. It’s worth your consideration for both the flexibility it offers as well as the additional headroom for your backseat passengers.
It goes without saying that this model is available with a range of optional features, such as MMI navigation plus, MMI touch, and a Bang & Olufsen sound system. You’ve never driven a hatchback with this level of refinement.
Ask about the 2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron during your next visit to Audi Auto Gallery Woodland Hills, or call ahead to schedule a test drive. We’re looking forward to your next visit to our dealership.