The brand new Audi Sportback was officially unveiled last month. It is a plug-in hybrid flagship model with incredible power and electric range. The Audi 3 Sportback 45 TFSI e has the same mechanicals as that of the high-end Q3 and Q3 Sportback PHEVs. This news is brought to by CarSwitch, an online marketplace to sell your used car or check used cars prices in Dubai.
Engine and machinery
As for the A3 Sportback, it is powered by a 1.4 liter, 4 cylinders, turbocharged engine with the combination of an electric motor. These both energetic sources deliver the output of 180 kW power and 400 Nm of torque. These calculations are 30 kW and 50 Nm higher than the entry-level Audi A3. The increased figures in the plug-in hybrid have become possible due to the energetic electric motor and updated “control software”.
It is a front-wheel-drive with a 6-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission. The brand claims that the car can plow through 0 to 100 km/h in only 6.8 seconds. This figure is 0.8 seconds faster than the Audi 40 TFSI e. As for the comparison with the Q3 PHEV, the Audi A3 is half a second quicker. The top speed of the vehicle is recorded at 232 km/h.
The battery can be charged from 0 to 100% in approximately five hours. This can be done by plugging the flagship hybrid into a conventional three-pin socket. The availability of a 2.9 kW AC charging with the help of a home wall box is also given.
The addition of a lithium-ion battery underneath the floor is a reason behind the all-electric range. The battery offers 13.0 kWh of power with an electric range of 74 kilometers as shown on the NEDC test cycle.
According to the WLTP cycle which is more inflexible and used in Europe, the zero-emissions driving range is calculated at 63 kilometers. The fuel economy as determined by NEDC is 1.4 to 1.5 liters per 100 kilometers.
As for the carbon dioxide emissions, it is rated at 31 to 34 grams per kilometer. These figures are dependable on the accurate wheel dimensions and any optional equipment which may be chosen.
Just like the Q3, the newly revealed Audi A3 45 TFSI e arrives with a total of four hybrid-specific modes. The fuel efficiency is maximized by the balancing of the electric motor and petrol engine. This balance is achieved by the Auto Hybrid mode.
The present state of the charge is locked by the Battery Hold mode. The EV mode brings the whole car into an all-electric state. Lastly, the Battery Charge mode forces the upper hand of the combustion mill at the top of the lithium-ion battery.
The company has announced the availability of other exclusive modes as well. However, their details have not yet been given out to the public. But they most probably are named as Sport, Auto, Individual, and Comfort modes. These modes are showcased in the other models of Audi too.
The standard features include a set of 17 inches big alloy wheels and the packages of S line and Black Styling. Other features contained in the standard range by the European brand are front grille design and shiny black trim inlays. These make the exterior sporty and exotic. The wheels hide the rear brakes of 340 mm and 310 mm. They are further clamped by the red-colored calipers.
What is the cost of the car?
The Audi A3 45 TFSI e 2021 is available to the customers in all the brand’s outlets. You can order it in Germany and the cost starts from AU$67,900. This price includes tax but not incentives.
What are the equipment additions?
The customers are given many choices of equipment additions. These include luxurious sports seats, privacy glass, keyless entry, dual-zone climate control, Audi drive select, and push-button start.
What is provided in optional equipment?
The optional equipment consists of the matrix LED headlights. This lighting showcases 15 segments LED lights which also work in the daytime. These are illuminated in the E-shaped signature. This represents the eco-friendly and electrified drivetrain of the vehicle.
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