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2014 Audi A3 e-tron

One that we did not like on the presentation of Audi A3 e-tron is that the claims that this does not look like a vehicle. To drivers of green it is not important to have the same like other petrol and powered units.

But then, the automaker might be on to something for customer that wants electrically-powered car to stand out from the and inform the world they re a green vehicle, there are more who d rather not shout it.

And while the bright red A3 e-tron shiny and sophisticated in Audi s orchestrated launch environment, out on the it ll look very much any other A3. Few will know how different it is under the skin.

s prose might still hinted at an underlying cynicism in vehicles, but the car s engineering suggests but.

Unlike the original A3 e-tron and indeed most other concepts over the last few the production vehicle is a plug-in rather than a battery vehicle.

In the nose you ll find a four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline working with an electric Together, they produce 204 and a punchy 258 pounds-feet of torque, of which is developed usefully low

It s sent through what calls its e-S tronic transmission Audi s standard dual-clutch with 75 lbs of electric motor between the car s dual-mass flywheel and

The setup is remarkably compact. moved the engine further to the of the engine bay (or the left, if viewed in front of the car), the electric and transmission sitting beside.

of the car s low-revs power stems the electric motor, with the engine taking over at rpm as it creeps into the meat of its band.

Lively acceleration is therefore a the 0-62 mph sprint dealt in 7.6 seconds and only running out of at 138 mph. Battery power can be used up to 80 mph.


Braking is entirely done using the s regenerative resistance, though braking will rely on brakes, as in most electric

96 lithium-ion cells sourced an external company make up the A3 s battery pack, though else about the battery has developed and constructed by Audi

It weighs 275 pounds, a weight with extensive use of aluminum, and cooled to an ideal 77 Fahrenheit. space is essentially unaffected by the s location (and the gas tank has moved forward, now over the axle).

The pack is rated at 250-400V and has 8.8 kWh of capacity, enough for 30 miles of range on the European

With 10.5 gallons of also available, total is said to be 584 miles though this is on the more optimistic fuel cycle. Bank on 460 miles or so once the e-tron is

Audi s thorough engineering through in some of the e-tron s

Most have been before on other vehicles a mode for the electric range, zero-emissions travel is available needed, or a gliding mode de-couples the engine, motor and for resistance-free rolling.

Like the V60 Plug-In Hybrid we tested the A3 e-tron also features a mode, though it wasn t as such in the Volvo.

In this the car will drive on gasoline but some power will be to charge the battery at the same While this no doubt has an on gasoline efficiency, it allows you to charge the battery while allowing you to use the full battery more than once per

Knowing that the gasoline in a plug-in hybrid is often upon only in high-load potentially damaging, if the engine is not warm the e-tron s 1.4 TFSI features several protective such as modified cylinder tougher piston rings, and an oil sensor.

It even brings new to the term smart charging .

electric cars allow you to a time for charging, to make use of overnight tariffs, for example.

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The A3, as you d also does this, for its full charge time at But you can also program in a time you next expect to drive the car 7 am for the next morning, for example.

To account of this, the car and charger can stop short of a full during the normal charging topping up the final amount before you set off in the morning. The heat of pre-heats the battery pack to the 77 degrees, ensuring it s already at temperature before your drive maximizing range and life. The cable itself behind Audi s famous badge on the grille.

Audi will also its own wall box for e-tron buyers (no has been announced), as well as an electrical expert to your to ensure it s suitable for said box.

The company hasn t yet an electrical partner for carrying out checks, but this will be before the car s U.S. debut in

That s right, it s coming to the and while an official launch has not yet been announced, it ll mean A3 buyers have gasoline, TDI and battery-powered options in the new A3.

Those will get to decide for themselves if the A3 is sporty like every and offers the best of both and no compromizes , other notable from Audi s presentation.

But chances are, they ll Audi s efforts to make it and behave like any other and maybe they too will be it doesn t look like an car

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