The Audi A3 Sportback plug-in hybrid concept car was unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. In May 2013 Audi confirmed its decision, a plug-in hybrid version of the Audi A3, Audi A3 Sportback e-tron, retail sales in Europe was planned by the end of 2013 and to produce mid-2014 in the US and the UK. The Audi A3 e-tron has the same plug-in hybrid powertrain used in both the Volkswagen Golf and Passat GTE.
The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron will be taken from a 1.4 liter TSI petrol engine that delivers 148 hp and 184 lb ft, connected to a 101 hp electric motor, which is integrated with six-speed dual-clutch transmission, the vehicle is turned on, for an overall total output of 201 hp and 243 lb ft. the plug-in Hybrid has a 8.8 kWh battery, an all-electric range of 50 km (31 miles) in the NEDC cycle yields, and a total of 940 km (580 mi). The plug-in hybrid, a top speed of 220 km / h (140 mph) and 100 km / h (62 mph) reached in 7.6 seconds. According to Audi, the car has an average fuel economy of 188 mpg equivalent and CO2 emissions of 35g/km.
In September 2013 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, Audi announced the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron is at a price of 37,000 euros ($44,319.44 USD) Available in Europe be spring 2014 (£ 30.500), even if it still slipped orders in Q2 2014, with deliveries in Q3. On 1 August 2014, the Audi A3 Sportback e-Tron was available throughout Europe. The first 227 units were registered in Germany in August 2014
The Audi A3 sedan has a body 11 mm (0.43 in) wide and 9 mm (0.35 in) lower than that of the Audi A3 Sportback. Other features include 16 to 18-inch wheels (optional 19-inch wheels on the quattro GmbH) and electronic stability control with electronic differential lock. The Audi A3 Sportback was in the 2013 New York Auto Show unveiled. The German model was set on sale in late summer 2013. Early models are 1.4 TFSI (140 hp), 1.8 TFSI (180 hp) and 2.0 TDI (150 PS). The delivery of the UK models began in the fall of 2013. Early models are 1.4 TFSI (140 hp), 1.8 TFSI (180 hp) and 2.0 TDI (150 PS).
Audi A3 Sportback RS (2015)
Details for the Audi A3 Sportback RS were revealed in December 2014. It will go on sale in the first quarter of 2015 and features a 270 kW/465Nm 2.5 litre inline five cylinder engine. The Audi A3 Sportback RS has a seven speed S tronic transmission and quattro all-wheel drive system which helps propel the car to 100 km/h in 4.3 seconds.
Audi A3 Sportback Safety
Euro NCAP tested a third generation Audi A3 Sportback, 3-door hatchback with front airbags, side airbags, seat-belt pretensioners and load limiters as standard and scored.