Audi has announced its plans of bringing the A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid to Geneva next month.
Power comes from a tweaked 1.4-liter TFSI engine generating 150 HP (110 kW) working together with an electric motor providing an additional 102 HP (75 kW). The combined system output stands at 204 HP (150 kW) and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) of torque, with the power being sent to front wheels through a new dual clutch e-S tronic six-speed transmission.
The 2013 Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid completes the 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) run in 7.6 seconds and is able to reach a top speed of 138 mph (222 km/h). The car has a fuel consumption of only 1.5 liters / 100 km (156.8 mpg US or 188.3 mpg UK) with CO2 emissions of 35 g/km.
It can be driven in three modes: hybrid, electric or just with the combustion engine. In electric mode Audi says the car has a maximum range of 31 miles (50 km) and can reach a top speed of 81 mph (130 km/h)
Full details are available in the attached press release.