Taking performance a step further, the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron brings plug-in hybrid technology to this athletic car. It's the manufacturer's first production hybrid, and can run solely on electric power for up to 31 miles on one charge.
Identical to the original A3 Sportback, the five-door e-tron model sits low to the ground and has a confident front face. It's singled out by e-tron body styling and badging. Light and rain sensors are fitted to automatically activate the wipers and LED headlights when needed.
The interior features ergonomic front sports seats, joined by a sporty multifunction steering wheel trimmed in soft leather. Front seat passengers also enjoy the use of an adjustable central armrest. Aluminium trims add bold metallic accents around the cabin, and the centre console also incorporates handy cup holders.
A sole equipment level sets the high-quality standard you expect from Audi. Enjoy dual-zone electronic climate control, the Audi rear parking system and the Driver's Information System in full colour.
Via the seven-inch display nestled within the centre console, you can access a range of technologies. Bluetooth® connectivity keeps you in touch on the move, and MMI navigation plus guides the way. The Audi Music Interface provides the entertainment, with eight speakers influencing the acoustics around the cabin.
The A3 Sportback is the first in the e-tron range using Audi's latest hybrid technologies. A 1.4-litre petrol engine works in harmony with an electric motor, generating strong force that covers 0-60mph in around eight seconds.
An electromechanical parking brake and power steering help keep the drive smooth. When it's time to recharge, the charging point is located discreetly behind the Audi rings on the front grille. A quick charge at a public point takes four hours – which is cut to around 2.5 hours if you have a home charging point installed.
Automatic start/stop with energy recuperation is built into the car, conserving power at every stop. On top of that, the Driver's Information System offers an efficiency programme with hints and tips for more economic motoring. The e-tron's peak fuel economy of 176.6mpg combined puts more distance between refuelling stops.
To complete the extensive equipment list, all-round protection sets an impressive benchmark. The A3 Sportback e-tron has been awarded a full five-star rating for safety after independent Euro NCAP testing. It comes with ABS and Electronic Stability Control, airbags, an active bonnet and secondary collision brake assist. The car will even remind you when to take a break to avoid fatigue.
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