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The 2014 Audi A3 E-tron plug-in hybrid will launch in 2014, but will make an appearance at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show

Audi revealed its 2014 A3 E-tron, which is the automaker's entry into the plug-in hybrid market.

The 2014 Audi A3 E-tron plug-in hybrid features a 148-HP 1.4-liter TFSI four-cylinder engine and an electric motor that offers 100 HP. It gets 188 MPG on the European cycle, and can run 31 miles on electric alone at speeds up to 80 MPH.

Audi also mentioned a new six-speed e-S tronic transmission, which transfers the power to the front wheels. The car can go from zero to 62 MPH in 7.6 seconds.


"The electrification of the drivetrain, above all using plug-in technology, will play a decisive role in the model strategy of (Audi)," said Audi in a statement. "This latest development is designed to give some insight into how the technology will take shape in the Audi models of the future."

The 2014 Audi A3 E-tron plug-in hybrid will launch in 2014, but will make an appearance at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show.

Source: Edmunds



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Son, I am disappoint...
By ppardee on 2/22/2013 2:33:29 PM , Rating: 3
Calling a car e-tron and no EL wire to be found is a travishamockery!

I do like the fact that it has a high gas mileage without looking dorky. Now, can we do this for less than $30k? If not, go back to the drawing board.




RE: Son, I am disappoint...
By maevinj on 2/22/2013 3:13:16 PM , Rating: 4
It's an Audi, so you can almost guarantee it will be over 30k. Probably closer to 40-45. I'm sure they could rebrand this a VW and get it under 30k though.


RE: Son, I am disappoint...
By hubb1e on 2/22/2013 4:54:53 PM , Rating: 3
That would be called the Golf e-tron. The A3 and the Golf are on the same chassis and share most of their engineering. The hyrid VW Jetta costs about 28K and that's without the extra batteries for a plug in so don't count on this to be less than 30K especially as an Audi.


RE: Son, I am disappoint...
By tng on 2/23/2013 8:17:14 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
I do like the fact that it has a high gas mileage without looking dorky.
Agreed. Not sure how many more eyesores like the Prius, Insight, Leaf and Volt I can stand. Always liked the A3 3 door, but alas they sell only the 5 door in the US.


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