CNET Reviews Audi A3 e-tron – Video
CNET recently tested the first plug-in Audi in the U.S. – A3 Sportback e-tron, which just recently arrived for test drives.
The German plug-in hybrid is rated at up to 17 miles of all-electric range (EPA), provided you don’t press the accelerator to the floor.
The base price after tax credit and destination charge is $34,657 – slightly below BMW i3 ($35,850), significantly lower than the REx version ($39,700) – and close to being at par (~$2,900) with the entry A3 car. A well-equipped A3 e-tron can be purchased for over $40,000.
As in case of most new plug-in hybrids, Audi adds plenty of different driving modes, presented in the video.
CNET notes that the A3 Sportback e-tron is pleasantly quiet. The weight of the 8.8 kWh battery does affect the driving experience a little bit, but overall it’s a decent plug-in.
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