With the advent of Audi e-tron technology, the Audi A3 g-tron and Audi e-gas are joined by yet another solution to future mobility from Audi: the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron. The pioneering plug-in hybrid drive combines the strengths of an electric drive system with the advantages of a powerful 4-cylinder engine.
The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron is a plug-in hybrid car that is perfectly suitable for everyday use, offering a purely electric range of 50 kilometres combined with the customary radius of operation of an economical petrol model. At the same time, it is capable of accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.6 seconds and attains an average fuel consumption figure of just 1.5 litres per 100 km on the NEDC driving cycle. The engine fitted is one of the most sophisticated made by Audi, the 1.4 TFSI with 110 kW (150 bhp). Consequently, the A3 Sportback e-tron boasts an overall system output of 204 bhp and a total range of 940 kilometres.
A permanently excited synchronous motor with liquid cooling is used to provide electrical power. Along with the separating clutch the electric motor is integrated into a newly designed six-speed e-S tronic transmission that directs the drive power to the front wheels. By switching between clutches, the transmission can change gear in just a few hundredths of a second with no perceptible interruption in power flow.