The 2015 Audi A3 E-Tron is a completely new plug-in hybrid model. Audi not spared from dancing with electricity. The automaker showed an updated Sport Quattro Concept a sharp coupe powered by a 148-horsepower electric motor and a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8, at this year’s Frankfurt auto show. Audi says it will make the production within three years.
The 2015 Audi A3 E-Tron uses a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that makes 150 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque on its own. Adding a 75 kW electric motor pushes total output to 204 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque, power reaching the front wheels via a six-speed dual-clutch transmission. Audi says the A3 e-tron reach to cover the 0-62-mph sprint in 7.6 seconds, 138 mph and travel 31 miles under power.
The 2015 Audi A3 E-Tron can be up to 80 mph on electric power alone or until the driver the “kickdown” switch that engages the gasoline engine. This should be. As a useful and popular feature for short errand hop in the city Audi A3 e-tron says is intended to provide a range of about 550 miles on a full tank and a full charge.
Those are impressive numbers from a sports hatch, which also provides about 40 cubic feet of cargo space (per European specification that is different from American measurements), and can be fully recharged in about four hours on a 220-volt outlet. With under the rear seat and the gas tank under a slightly increased cargo floor mounted its battery pack, the A3 e-tron yields 55/45 front / rear weight distribution.
In our fast 2015 Audi A3 E-Tron test drive, we found that the plug-in hybrid offers the best balance of handling and A3 sizes. Replacing the stock low-rolling-resistance tires should unlock even more security, though probably at the expense of fuel efficiency. The 2015 Audi A3 E-Tron is expected to arrive in the US next year along with the brand Audi A3 Sedan. Check for more on the 2015 Audi A3 E-Tron, including product information, the driving impressions and buying advice as soon as they are available back.