Audi reveals A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid for Geneva motor show – Autoweek

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Audi reveals A3 e-tron hybrid for Geneva motor

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Audi will preview a new gasoline-electric hybrid version of the A3 at the Geneva motor show in March.

The new car is the latest product of the car maker’s e-tron initiative, aims to provide existing models with newly hybrid and all-electric powertrains at a that would make a realistic alternative to traditional

Having previously developed versions of the entry level A1 and R8 only to announce they not see production, Audi is putting a positive spin on the A3 e-tron, it as a realistic glimpse into the and suggesting it will play a role in the strategy of the brand.

At the of the A3 hatchback is a modified version of new EA211 engine. The 1.4-liter direct-injection gasoline unit 148 hp and operates in combination with an motor mounted in the front of the six-speed dual clutch where it develops up to 101 hp.

Together, the engine and electric provide a maximum system of 201 hp, with combined torque of 258 — figures that top the of the new A3 1.8 TFSI’s turbocharged 1.8-liter direct-injection engine by 24 hp and 74 lb-ft.

The new drivetrain is capable of running in modes — engine electric motor only or

Audi has yet to provide details on the A3 battery pack, charge or curb weight. Official put the 0-62-mph acceleration at 7.6 seconds and top at 138 mph.

In electric mode, the A3 reaches a claimed top speed of 81 mph and a maximum range of 31 miles.

Audi A3 Sportback

Taking advantage of loopholes in the fuel-consumption procedure that the car to complete the test primarily in mode with energy through plug-in means, quotes a combined cycle figure of 156.8 mpg. By the A3 1.8 TFSI returns a claimed mpg.

Audi has yet to confirm the A3 e-tron will see large-scale However, insiders at its Ingolstadt, headquarters confirmed to Autoweek plans already exist for a production run of the car for in-house testing

About the Geneva Motor

The 2013 Geneva motor runs March 5-17 and is to attract a range of production and cars as diverse as the Ferrari replacement and the new Corvette convertible. out Autoweek’s complete coverage at .

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