Audi A3 40 TFSI e: up to 67 km of range for the compact plug-in hybrid – Autonews

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There is nothing to distinguish the new plug-in hybrid variant of the Audi A3 Sportback from its thermal siblings. Only a discerning eye will notice the additional hatch on the left front fender for recharging the 13 kWh battery fitted to the new A3 40 TFSI e. Another small detail, the small protuberance with LEDs under the front headlights of the vehicle seems to adopt a light signature specific to the model. Also forget the term “e-tron” to qualify this new electrified model, which simply adds the letter “e” at the end of its surname to distinguish itself from pure thermals.

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No surprise on the technical basis for the Audi A3 TFSI e since it simply borrows its powertrain from the Volkswagen AG organ bank. Thus, it shares its technical sheet with the Golf eHybrid as well as the very recent Seat Leon plug-in hybrid. The powertrain consists of a 1.4 TFSI engine with 150 hp and 250 Nm of torque in unleaded fuel, coupled with an electric motor of 80 kW (109 hp) and 330 Nm of torque integrated in the S tronic gearbox. The set develops a generous power of 204 hp and up to 350 Nm of torque (boost mode) for a record consumption of between 1.4 and 1.5 liters / 100 km (old NEDC standard). What to claim for government aid even after passage in cycle WLTP according to Audi.

From 38,100 €

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The compact accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in 7.6 seconds before reaching a top speed of 227 km / h. Anecdotal values ​​knowing that you don't buy this type of vehicle for its sporting performance. The figures that interest us here relate more to the battery, which still displays 13 kWh (almost twice as much as the previous model), enough to cover up to 67 km in full electric! Charging will not be done in record time, with just over four hours for a full charge at the maximum tolerated power of 2.9 kW. Expected in France this fall, the A3 TFSI e will be available from € 38,100.



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