Audi Dealer Confirms First A3 e-tron Deliveries Will Occur This October
Via one of our contacts at a U.S. Audi dealer, we’ve been able to confirm that first deliveries of the A3 e-tron to U.S. buyers will occur this October.
The A3 Sportback e-tron has a U.S. port release listed as the 43rd week of 2015. The 43rd week of 2015 runs from October 19 through October 26.
We expect to see the first A3 e-tron to be delivered to a buyer just before October comes to an end.
Here’s some additional information on A3 e-tron pricing, specs etc. from one of our previous posts on the plug-in car (InsideEVs contributor Michael Beinenson also took a short test drive in a US-spec A3 e-tron):
The base “Premium” level for the e-tron starts at $37,900 (+ $925 destination). Discount some $4,158 from the federal government in plug-in credits for its 8.8 kWh battery, and the net cost is $33,700, making the plug-in close to the most inexpensive product in the Audi lineup (base As starts at $30,900).
The Audi’s combined performance output is rated at 204 hp, with the electric motor putting the bulk of the combined 258 lb-ft of torque.
The company says 30 miles of all-electric range is achievable, but we expect the EPA to ultimately put a low 20s number on the end product when the final rating are in.