Audi is working on its future auto mobility not only in terms of powerful drivetrain but greener drivetrain also, by creating the advanced technology in the segment of plug-in Hybrid Automobile. To justify it, Audi is all set to present its plug-in hybrid technology in the form of Audi A3 e-tron at the 83rd auto exhibit of Geneva Motor Show starting from March, 5th 2013.
As a full Hybrid system, the 5-door Audi A3 e-tron powertrain system is capable of generating an output of 204 horsepower[150 kilo-watts] and best torque of 350 Nm[258.15 pound feet]. This power-packed Hybrid system, is definitely going to give best figures in terms of both sporty performance and best efficiency. Like a true Audi, A3 e-tron can dash 0 to 100 km/hour[0-62.14 miles/hour] in just 7.6 seconds to reach a maximum speed of 222 km/hour[137.94 miles/hour]. While, in the efficiency figures as per ECE standard for plug-in hybrid automobiles, the A3 e-tron has an average consumption of 66.66 km/liter[1.5 liters for 100 km or 156.81 US mpg] and low CO2 emissions of 35 grams/km[56.33 grams/mile].
In the Audi A3 e-tron system, the electric mode, can deliver a top-speed of 130 km/hour[80.79 miles/hour] with a maximum range of 50 kilometers[31.07 miles]. The combustion engine in the hybrid system, has a 1.4 Litre TFSI Engine which can alone generate an output of 150 horsepower[110 kilo-Watts], coordinating the clutch to a disc-shaped electric motor which has an output of 75 kilo-Watts. The power is transmitted via 6-speed e-Stronic is integrated to the electric motor where top torque of 2000 rpm is produced from electric motor while the TFSI engine peak torque delivered between 1,750 to 4,000 rpm.
It can be driven alone with combustion engine mode alone or in the electric mode alone or in the Hybrid mode. With these mode, A3 e-tron also offer to choose both power maker modes synchronously, where on the releasing of accelerator both get deactivated temporarily, removing the motor braking torque and hence increasing the efficiency of car.
Photos of Audi A3 e-tron
Auto News Release Source : Audi