A3 Sportback E-Tron plug-in hybrid confirmed for US

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Available with a number of options and advanced technology

A3 Sportback will return A3 Sportback e-tron® Plug-in Electric Vehicle (PHEV) for the U.S. market

Audi of Inc. officially announced today for the arrival of the all-new Audi A3 sedan. Coming to in the first quarter of 2014, the A3 sedan will bring to the A new innovative technologies and the detailed found in larger flagship sedans. The A3 sedan offers powertrains for a wide variety of customer tastes including a 1.8 2.0 TFSI®, 2.0 TDI® clean and the high performance S3 with a 2.0 TFSI®.

Audi of America confirmed today that it be adding to the all-new A3 family by the A3 Sportback with a plug-in electric hybrid (PHEV) in the U.S. market. Audi revealed the A3 Sportback e-tron at the Geneva Motor Show.

This vehicle demonstrates the intent of e-tron using in hybrid technology, a practical step towards electrified which mitigates the range concerns associated with full battery electric The e-tron® name denotes any electric vehicle with capabilities. The A3 e-tron shown in displayed a power train a combined 204 hp and 258 lb-ft torque.

The A3 will set the new benchmark among luxury sedans, said Keogh, President, Audi of This A3 line-up redefines the of its class in dynamics, efficiency, craftsmanship and performance.

With the generation A3, Audi established a new market segment the premium compact class vehicle. Its equipment, dynamic capabilities and were adopted from Audi vehicles with an measure of sportiness and utility in the 5 door Sportback bodystyle. The generation Audi A3 continues tradition combined with the production Audi e-tron

The Audi A3 sedan breaks the and raises the bar as to what is expected out of luxury sedans. The A3 marks the time that an A-segment will offer MMI® Audi drive select, 4G LTE and Bang Olufsen® audio.

Even the base model of the premium Audi A3 comes with standard features include leather upholstery, technology, rain sensing Audi pre sense basic and a glass sunroof.

In addition to the technologies, the Audi A3 sedan feature new, segment technologies. One key example is the implementation of the new graphics processing unit The NVIDIA GPU generates complex images used in all online, control, media navigation and functions.

Fundamentally, the Tegra® processor powers tablets and mobile devices and is also in 3D gaming and various medical Another industry first the Audi phone box. The phone box is a compartment located the center armrest that a mobile phone’s cellular by wirelessly coupling to a specialized in the rear windshield.


The A3 has been further enhanced to numerous engineering improvements the hood. The A3 model line four different engine including the 170 horsepower 1.8 TFSI, and 150 2.0 TDI clean diesel, and a low and high-output 2.0 used in the A3 quattro and S3 quattro Horsepower figures for the 2.0 TFSI will be available closer to

All engines are mated to the standard S tronic® transmission which the driver immense shifting and driving pleasure with dynamic acceleration and virtually no to the power flow.

New to the A3, the Audi drive select the driver to adjust throttle shift points, and the electromechanical effort. Similar to other models, Audi drive has four settings that Auto, Dynamic, Comfort and

The new platform allows the front to move forward by roughly 1.5 (compared to the previous generation A3) to well-balanced proportions, supplemented by interior space utilization, and an crash structure.

The front is a MacPherson design with and aluminum pivot bearings. It is to an aluminum subframe. The electromechanically steering system operates and efficiently together with assistance systems, while mechanical drag for greater

In the four-link rear suspension for the models, which utilizes a crossmember, the springs and shock are mounted separately.

The electronic control (ESC) also an electronic differential lock. driving through curves, it can the inside front wheel slightly to help minimize and improve traction.

Audi A3 Sportback

The exterior has completely redesigned and specifically to meet the sedan preferences of the market. The Audi A3 stretches inches in length and has a 103.4 wheelbase. Combined with its 70 width and 55.7 inch its proportions are compact but very and nearly resemble the original A4 from 1994.

The signature Singleframe® grille and full-LED headlights, another for the A-segment, are some of the notable changes included in the all-new A3 sedan.

The athletic exterior of the A3 inside, where Audi its leading role in automotive design and craftsmanship. The defining is the wraparound dash design, incorporates an innovative three-dimensional concept surrounding the driver and passenger. The available LED interior package highlights the immense and attention to detail that into every Audi A3

This is accomplished by bathing the in a cool white LED light the center console, door cupholders, and even the Bang Sound System when so

The A3 delivers the same prestige and materials found in Audi’s sedan, the A8 with standard seating surfaces and exceptional The MMI operating system has an electronically screen, its terminal housed in the of the center dashboard. It features a high resolution display with magnesium backing is less than ½ thick.

To further enhance the experience, the new MMI controls are conveniently behind the gear shift. now offer the first touch pad into the rotary MMI control which offers an intuitively and operation typical of the brand the four rings. Now with the 705 watt 14-speaker Bang Sound System, all occupants in the A3 can the best in acoustics.

Driver Assistance

The Audi A3 now several advanced technology which are new to the entry luxury including the standard Audi pre basic system which detect when an emergency is being made and prepares the and its occupant restraint systems in of a possible collision. The Audi A3 offers an optional driver package, which includes side assist, and adaptive control with stop and go.


The modular infotainment in the Audi A3 also brings upgrades to the industry leading connect® service. Audi’s vehicle strategy targets and services that enhance the experience for Audi drivers and passengers by providing the benefits of to information and content, when through interfaces designed for the environment. Already, Audi is a with integrated high-speed broadband in the vehicle.

Now with technology in the Audi A3, customers be able to connect with a capable of supporting data of up to 150 Mbit/s downstream and considerably response times. Using the Wi-Fi connectivity for up to 8 devices, can now view high-definition videos and video conference calls the vehicle.

Adding to the existing Google 3D satellite imagery and intelligent POI with Google Voice™ Search, the Audi A3 introduces a new Navigation service. Here the can save photos of destinations, are linked to geo-navigation data in the photo box of MMI Navigation plus. may be the driver’s own photos or scenes Google Maps Street

Photos can be imported via an SD card or a account. A new app integration interface Wi-Fi for music streaming and connected device apps, social media features, and a redesigned user MMI interface drivers and passengers to continue to a connected lifestyle while in the without handling devices.


Audi of America, and its U.S. dealers offer a line of German-engineered luxury AUDI AG is among the most luxury automotive brands Audi was a top-performing luxury in Europe during 2012, and all-time company sales in the U.S.

Through 2016, AG will invest about $17 on new products, facilities and technologies. www.audiusa.comor www.audiusanews.com for more regarding Audi vehicle and issues

Where stated, economy values are forecast values for the USA; EPA estimates not available at time of release.

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