VIDEO: This video is about Audi A3 Sportback review. Following the launch of the A3 Sportback 40 TFSI e earlier this year, Audi introduced a hybrid version called the A3 45 TFSI e.
The A3 Sportback 45 TFSI e is equipped with an exterior package with black paint details, with glossy black singleframe grille, 17-inch alloy wheels, disc brakes larger than the 40 TFSI e version with red brake shackles. Sports-style, Audi Drive Select operation mode, dark glass for rear doors, independent dual-zone air conditioning and smart key are available for the vehicle. Matrix LED headlights are optional.
The Audi A3 Sportback features a modern and sporty interior compartment with a center screen of 10.25 inches and a larger 12.3-inch screen option. The 10.1-inch information screen is positioned towards the driver, integrated into the dashboard of the car. The air conditioning buttons have been replaced by LED screens. The interior is upholstered with industrial leather and recycled PET plastic from used plastic items.
The myAudi app allows customers to remotely adjust the air-conditioning system, before unlocking and starting the vehicle. The third-generation infotainment system is equipped by Audi on this model with outstanding features such as Apple CarPlay, Android Auto integration … MMI navigation system, high-speed Wifi transmission and delivery technology. advanced Car-to-X.
The power of the A3 Spotback TFSI e comes from a 1.4-liter turbocharged engine like the 40 TFSI e version launched earlier, producing 148 horsepower and 250 Nm of torque. However, power is also aided by an electric motor integrated into the six-speed S-Tronic gearbox, which drives the front-wheel drive, providing an additional 107 hp and 330 Nm of torque.
With a total output of 242 hp and 400 Nm of torque, the new A3 Sportback 45 TFSI e is 40 hp more powerful than the 40 TFSI e and 50 Nm of torque. The car accelerates from 0-100 km / h in 6.8 seconds, a maximum speed of 232 km / h.
The car’s electric motor is powered by a 13 kWh Li-ion battery with the ability to be fully charged in just 5 hours. When full, the battery can help the car go up to 63 km according to WLTP standards, reaching a maximum speed of 140 km / h. Audi also doesn’t forget to equip this version with regenerative braking technology that recovers up to 40 kW of power from braking. Some other systems have been upgraded such as suspension, brake assist, wheels, … to provide more optimal performance.
In Germany, the newest hybrid A3 is priced from $ 50,225 including tax, customers get $ 8,180 of support.