The Audi A3 e-tron has made its first public appearance this week at the 83rd edition of the Geneva Motor Show.

The Audi A3 e-tron has made its first public appearance this week at the 83rd edition of the Geneva Motor Show.

The plug-in hybrid five-door sportback has an updated 1.4-liter TFSI developing 150 HP (110 kW) working in tandem with a 102 HP (75 kW) electric motor to provide a combined output of 204 HP (150 kW) and 350 Nm (258 lb-ft). A double-clutch 6-speed e-S tronic is in charge of sending power to front wheels.

0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) takes 7.6 seconds and can reach a top speed of 138 mph (222 km/h). Audi says the A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid is capable of returning an impressive 156.8 mpg US (188.3 mpg UK or 1.5 liters / 100 km) with CO2 emissions of only 35 g/km.

The driver can choose to use the car in hybrid, electric or gasoline mode. When running solely on electric power it can reach a top speed of 81 mph (130 km/h) and provide a range of up to 31 miles (50 km).

Audi has provided no timetable yet for when we can expect a market launch.

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