The fast and efficient Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid will be made available soon in the UK with starting price of £34,950 and fortunately, it’ll be much cheaper once you take into account the UK government grant which makes the A3 even more attractive from its competitions.
Ideally, getting a plug-in hybrid will have you the best of both worlds, with the 150 horsepower turbo engine for the rapid acceleration and the electric motor for its efficiency and sustainability. Audi aims to market the A3 for its flexibility of being an everyday car.
For short trip or city driving the driver can easily switch into full EV mode and travel without using a sip of fuel. The A3 can travel for 30 miles on a full charge of the battery and 580 miles in total after the fuel tank is served off. You can look over comprehensively on e-tron’s data for more details.
Under-the-hood, the official UK market specss will feature a 1.4-liter TFSI with 148 bhp, helped by a 75 kW (100 bhp) electric motor to produce 201 bhp. 0 to 62 mph takes 7.6 seconds and the top speed is 137 mph.
Now looking closely at the market A3 is situated, there might be close consideration with pure hybrid Lexus CT200h and much cheaper-than-A3 Volkswagen’s Golf GTE —-however, Audi’s hatchback seemed to be generously equipped with features like standard LED headlights, HDD navigation and Audi connect Internet-based services which is hard to ignore.