Audi A3 E-Tron Takes to the Stage at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show

JAN 13 2014 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 8

Audi A3 e-tron Live in Detroit

Audi A3 e-tron Live in Detroit

Audi A3 e-tron Live in Detroit

Audi A3 e-tron Live in Detroit

The Audi A3 e-tron Sportback continues to make its auto show rounds.

Here we see it hit the stage at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show.

Audi says the A3 e-tron will officially launch in the US in early 2015.

This highly anticipated plug-in from Audi will become the German automaker’s first production PHEV to be sold in the US.

As for price, we’ve got two tidbits of info to go on.

Specs for the A3 e-tron, at least those we know, break out like this:

  • The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron accelerates to a speed of 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in just 7.6 seconds
  • It has a top speed of 222 km/h (137.94 mph).
  • Its average fuel consumption is just 1.5 liters of gasoline per 100 kilometers (156.81 US mpg)
  • It offers a 50 kilometers (31.07 miles) driving range in electric mode
  • total driving range is 940 kilometers (584.09 miles).
  • The battery of the A3 Sportback e-tron has an energy capacity of 8.8 kWh and can be charged in less than 2.5 hours using a 16 A electrical outlet.
  • The five-door, five-seat vehicle has weight of  1,580 kilograms (3,483.30 lb)
Under The Hood Of The Audi A3 e-tron Live in Detroit

Under The Hood Of The Audi A3 e-tron Live in Detroit

Gallery Of Audi’s Nifty Charge Port Hiding Spot:

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8 Comments on "Audi A3 E-Tron Takes to the Stage at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show"

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Will it have an EV-only mode/button?
What is the 0-60 in EV mode?
What is the top speed in EV mode?
What is the MPG in RE mode?

Top Speed shall be around 120km/h or 130km/h i have i my mind. pretty much.
MPG in fossil fuel mode seems to be ok. (i think it was 5l/100kmh don’t know equivalent in MPG)

Top Speed EV only!

So is it like the PiP, where if you step on it, the gas engine kicks on?

No, in the article it says there is an “E-mode only”-Button. Only if you make a kickdown you get the engine running. But you can feel the switching point.

Article to A3 e-tron:
http://www.autobild.de/artikel/audi-a3-e-tron-fahrbericht-4365356.html

It is… the electric motor is about the same as the Leaf so fast acceleration and high top speed will be with the gas engine kicking in.

Anyone know if it will have a Quattro AWD option?

Thanks
MrEnergyCzar

It’s a good car, but Audi could have built it aready 4 Years ago…” Vorsprung durch Technik” ^^ ?