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Audi A3 e-tron quattro plugs into IAA

Audi has decided to bring the A3 e-tron quattro to the 66th edition of IAA in Frankfurt, Germany.

The model has been on sale for quite some time, but it seems Audi still wants to bring it to major motor shows as a way to increase awareness for what they consider to be a very important model since it will pave the way for other plug-in hybrid models that will following in the years to come.

Audi A3 Sportback e-tron quattro
Audi A3 Sportback e-tron quattro

We remind you the model went on sale in Europe more than a year ago and will be available starting this fall in United States as well, starting from $37,900. Americans will have the possibility of ordering the model next month and they won’t actually pay that price since it doesn’t include any applicable federal, state and local incentives, so the final price tag will be considerably lower.

Audi A3 Sportback e-tron quattro
Audi A3 Sportback e-tron quattro

To refresh your memory, the A3 e-tron quattro mixes up a 1.4-liter turbo gasoline engine with an electric motor for a combined output of 204 bhp and 258 lb-ft. It’s enough for a 0-60 mph run in 7.6 seconds and a 138 mph top speed while the 8.8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack has enough juice for an electric range of 31 miles. In Europe, the model has an official consumption in hybrid mode of 1.5 liters / 100 km in the combined cycle and we are still waiting for the U.S. mpg figures which should be out in the near future.

Adrian Padeanu

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