According to Autocar, Audi’s next-generation A4 will be offered with not one, but three plug-in hybrid setups.
The next-gen A4, due in 2015, will take on the fuel-efficient competition by turning to the plug.
Gas, diesel and plug-in hybrid A4s will all be offered as Audi looks to fend off BMW.
Autocar says that the plug-in variants of the A4 will offer up to 31 miles of electric-only range.
It’s believed that the plug-in variants of the A4 won’t arrive until sometime in 2016. If Autocar is accurate, then 3 plug-in hybrid A4s could eventually appear:
“Audi has three plug-in hybrid drivetrains under development, all based around a common electric drive arrangement that uses a 110bhp electric motor housed within the gearbox casing. Engines to be mated to the technology include the 220bhp 2.0-litre petrol, 180bhp 2.0-litre diesel and a 250bhp version of the supercharged 3.0-litre V6.”
We see no reason why Audi needs 3 plug-in A4s, as one will surely suffice. The more the merrier though, right?