New Audi A3 Sportback becomes a hybridSeptember 29, 2020
Audi continues to modify its model lineup with the introduction of the new A3 Sportback 40 TFSI e.
Following the e-tron model, this plug-in hybrid hatchback was powered by a 1.4-liter TFSI petrol engine producing 148 hp. and 250 Nm of torque, coupled with a 107-horsepower electric motor and 330 Nm of torque.
The total output of the hybrid plant is 201 hp. and 350 Nm, and the unit is coupled with a six-speed S tronic transmission. From zero to hundred, the model accelerates in 7.6 seconds, and the maximum speed is 227 km / h. Average fuel consumption in the old NEDC cycle is 1.5-1.4 l / 100 km, which corresponds to emissions of 34-30 g / km CO2.
In zero-emission mode, the A3 Sportback 40 TFSI e can reach a top speed of 140 km / h. In electric mode, the novelty is capable of traveling up to 78 km on the NEDC cycle or 67 km on WLTP, thanks to a 13 kWh battery located under the rear of the seat. The battery can be charged with a maximum power of 2.9 kW, which means that charging will take over 4 hours.
The electrified A3 Sportback has a boot volume of 280 to 1,100 liters, depending on the position of the rear seat backrests. The model also has two driving modes that can be selected via the MMI interface: “Battery Hold” and “Battery Charge”.
Standard equipment includes 16-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, 10.1-inch infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support, myAudi smartphone app, dual-zone climate control and a multifunction leather steering wheel. Features such as a panoramic sunroof, sports seats, head-up display, Audi Virtual Cockpit and others are available at an additional cost.
The A3 Sportback 40 TFSI e will appear in Europe this fall at a price of 37,470.92 euros. Audi will also release a more powerful version of this car that “accentuates sporty accents.”
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