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Audi A3 Sportback e-tron Launch Date, Price and Specifications of Electric and Hybrid Concept Cars Automobile News
Since the concept of electric and hybrid car concept was unveiled back in 2009, car lovers are eagerly waiting for Audi A3 Sportback e-tron Launch Date and finally there is news revealed. The News reveal that Audi A3 Sportback e-tron will be launched in the second quarter of 2014 in European Market and most probably Audi A3 Sportback e-tron will be launched in May-June of 2014. In US market this hybrid car will be launched in 2015, so car lovers in US need to wait a bit to have A3 Sportback e-tron running on the road. Though it is an electric car, it is from Audi and it will have sexy look along with high level of performance.
The A3 e-tron is the hybrid version of the A3 Sportback which is having a 148bhp power an hence it will be a more powerful and efficient version of Audi A3. Even with this power people are still wondering that will it be as powerful as the combustion engine or will it be more powerful for that. As of now, answer to this question is still No and it will not be as much powerful as the combustion engine. Audi has employed much more efforts in the A3 Sportback e-tron and it is far ahead than other electric cars but still car manufacturers need to make more hard-work for taking the performance of an electric car to the level of a car with combustion engine. As the pricing is concerned, yet there is no confirm announcement made by German Automaker. But authenticate sources revealed that price of A3 Sportback e0tron will be available at the price of $ 40,000 or more. According to sources, this will be a base price and actual price might be more than this.
E-Tron will have a parallel hybrid engine which means that its electric motor is sandwiched between an automatic transmission and a combustion engine and this will power the front wheels. Let’s have a look at features and specifications of Audi A3 Sportback e-tron.
Features and Specifications of Audi A3 Sportback e-tron
Engine : 1.4-litre
Cylinder : 4cylinder
Power : 148bhp and electric motor 101bhp
Total torque : 350Nm
Total power : 201bhp
Transmission : Six-speed e-S tronic, front-wheel drive
0-62/top speed : 7.6 secs/138mph
Audi A3 Sportback e-tron has maximum of 31 miles which is enough to allow an enough trips to be completed. The transmission in the hybrid car provides the same features as it is provided in any conventional car. EV mode is the default setting in the car which actively selects electric or petrol option. Also, there is an option that car can either run on the electric or Petrol and there will be option to shift automatically to Petrol. For the gear-changes, the wheel-mounted shift paddles are no longer required. The wheel-mounted shift paddles can be used to select the amount of regenerative braking.
In this hybrid car, when the battery is totally drained, the gas engine takes over and the battery will automatically get recharging the battery. Anyhow, we are waiting for this car since 2009 and finally now it’s just few months for the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron to be in the market. This most awaited concept which had created a lot of buzz, so it is already under pressure to meet people’s expectation. Let’s see what this hybrid concept car can do. Wait for few months only.