(VIDEO) IAA 2013 : Audi launches its first plug-in hybrid - A3 Sportback e-tron
The 2013 Frankfurt Motor Show is the event that Audi has chosen to present its first plug-in hybrid car, the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron, the official French launch will take place in the latest Parisian trendy club - with quite an appropriate name - the Electric Paris!
Launched in 2012, the Electric is a (Cultural Alternative) space for premium events and concerts, its location is original and exceptional a 1000m2 hall, 400m2 of balcony in the Parc des Expositions at Porte de Versailles, with a 360 view on Paris!
About the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron, after several concepts and studies such as 100% electric powertrains, Audi finally chose the rechargeable hybrid technology!
Specs of the 2014 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron
It has a 150hp 1.4TFSI petrol engine and a 75kW electric motor for a combined output of 204hp and 350nm of torque on the front axle.
The 8.8kWh battery allows to travel 50km in electric only while combined range goes up to 940km, with a fuel consumption of 1.5l per 100km and emissions of 35g/km, impressive!
The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron will be available in spring 2014, prices from 37,000 € (in Germany).