The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron starts in Europe

by on August 8, 2014
  • First plug-in hybrid from Audi now available to order in Europe
  • 105 Audi dealers in Germany are “e-ready”
  • Audi Head of Sales Germany Griffiths: “We’re seeing high levels of interest among dealers and customers”

The first plug-in hybrid from Audi, the A3 Sportback e-tron*, is now available to order for customers in Europe. Approximately 410 Audi dealers in Europe – including no fewer than 105 in Germany – are selling the A3 e-tron at a basic price of 37,900 euros on the German market. An individual installation check, the “e-tron plus” special package and “green” power from Audi complete the offering for the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron. The compact electric car will be handed over to its first customers this winter.

The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron couples a 1.4 TFSI gasoline engine and an electric motor, giving the compact automobile a combined maximum output of 150 kW (204 hp). Fuel consumption, in accordance with the NEDC standard for plug-in hybrid vehicles, is just 1.5 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (156.8 US mpg), with CO2 emissions of 35 grams per kilometer (56.3 g/mi). Under electric power alone it has a range of 50 kilometers (31.1 mi), and over 900 kilometers (559.2 mi) in combined mode.

Audi A3 Sportback e-tron:

Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 1.5
Combined fuel consumption using just the combustion engine in l/100km: 4.5
Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 35
Combined CO2 emissions using just the combustion engine: 104