Audi will be showing the A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid next month at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. With 204 hp of system power and 350 Nm of system torque, it sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.6 seconds on its way to a top speed of 222 km/h.
According to the ECE standard for plug-in hybrid automobiles, the five-door model consumes on average just 1.5 liters of fuel per 100 km (156.81 US mpg), which corresponds to CO2 emissions of 35 grams per km.
In electric mode, the Audi A3 e-tron reaches a top speed of 130 km/h (80.78 mph) and has a maximum range of 50 km (31.07 miles).
The combustion engine is a modified 1.4 TFSI producing 150 hp, and a clutch links the TFSI to an electric motor with an output of 75 kW. The disc-shaped electric motor is integrated into a newly designed six-speed e-S tronic, which transfers the power to the front wheels.
The Audi A3 e-tron will provide a realistic glimpse into the future of mobility as Audi is planning it.
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