Audi AG has officially released the starting price of their new 2015 Audi A3 E-Tron Sportback variant. This model is the initial ever production plug-in hybrid automobile from Audi which is offered to order in Europe at 410 official dealerships, 105 of which are in its origin country, Germany.
A3 E-Tron may be employed as an electric alone, hybrid or gasoline-powered car. Electric mode is powered by 8.8 kWh battery pack, which make this model can cover as much as 31 miles /50 km/h (553 miles /890 km with hybrid mode) and attain a leading speed of 81 mph (130 km/h). You’ll find four key setting, such as EV mode, hybrid auto mode, hybrid hold model, and hybrid hold mode. The EV mode will offers priority to electric drive, hybrid auto mode is perfect for extended journeys, hybrid hold mode will keeps electrical power stored in the battery for later use and the hybrid charge mode will utilizes the combustion engine as a generator to charge the battery.
This hybrid car can use public charging points with four hour time and domestic socket with two hours and fifteen minutes of charging time. The 2015 Audi A3 E-Tron battery status can be monitored through automobile screen display of smartphone with the e-tron application. Audi may also delivers training to around 2,000 sales, service and utilised car personnel from all over Europe at its Training Center next to Munich. Furthermore, 300 German high-voltage technicians and service advisors from Audi will undertake a technical coaching course at the Service Training Center in Neckarsulm.
2015 Audi A3 E-Tron Specs
The car weighs is just 1,540 kilograms as outcomes of ultra lightweight construction philosophy. Regular options and gear will incorporates LED headlights and daytime operating lights, rear parking sensors, light and rain sensors, MMI navigation plus with difficult drive-based mapping and Audi connect on the net solutions. Completed the exterior look, A3 Sportback E-tron rides on specific turbine design 17-inch alloy wheels.
Below the hood, E-tron Hybrid powertrain come with a mixture of a 1.4-liter TFSI gasoline engine creating 150 horsepower (110 kW) and also a 102 horses (75 kW) electric motor. This model will delivers total 204 horsepower (150 kW) and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) to the front-wheel configuration though a six-speed e-S tronic double-clutch gearbox. With that is best combination, the new 2015 Audi A3 E-Tron can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in 7.6 seconds and attain 138 mph (222 km/h) prime speed. Estimate fuel consumption is rated at 156.8 mpg US (188.3 mpg UK or 1.5 liters / 100 km) with CO2 emits just 35 g/km. The new 2015 Audi A3 E-Tron Sportback is already out there to order in Europe at 410 official dealerships. Very first delivery to the consumer will start in January 2015. Price is begin from €37,900 ($50,895) in Germany or 319 ($428) per month for a leasing contract having a term of 36 months.