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2016 Audi A3 e-tron

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2016 1.4T Premium 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sportback Price:   -  From $37,900
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During the past decade, as battery-powered and hybrid cars made inroads into the U.S. market, Audi was not a participant. Now, for 2016, the German automaker has joined the fray with a plug-in hybrid, based on the luxury subcompact A3. Seating five, the first e-tron model uses a 1.4-liter gasoline engine, teamed with a lithium-battery pack and electric motor. The battery can be charged at an electrical outlet, or charged while driving like familiar hybrid models.

What's New for 2016

A completely new model, the A3 Sportback e-tron goes on sale in fall of 2015. Full details on standard equipment and estimated fuel economy will not be available until near the launch date.

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Choosing Your Audi A3 e-tron

Audi’s 1.4-liter gasoline engine makes 150 horsepower and 184 pound-feet of torque, teamed with an S tronic six-speed automatic transmission. Total output (gasoline and electric) is 204 horsepower and 258 pound-feet. The 8.8-kWh lithium-ion battery pack goes below the back seat. Battery rundown protection is included.

At 240 volts, the battery can be recharged in 2 hours and 15 minutes, according to Audi. The charging connection is behind the four-ring badge in the grille, accessible from either side of the car. Recharging at 120 volts takes about eight hours. An available smartphone app lets the driver remotely check the car’s battery status.

Four driving modes are selectable:

  • EV: electric motor only
  • Hybrid: automatically selects EV, hybrid, or gasoline
  • Hold Battery: allows hybrid driving while preserving EV range for later
  • Charge Battery: uses the gasoline engine to recharge battery at highway speed
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Starting at $37,900 (plus destination charge), the base A3 e-tron comes with xenon plus high-intensity-discharge headlights, LED taillamps, LED interior lighting, keyless entry/start, automatic dual-zone climate control, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, and rearview camera with front/rear parking sensors. The panoramic sunroof has a retractable sunshade. Aluminum roof rails and full LED headlights are available. Standard aluminum wheels are 16-inch, with 17- and 18-inch available. Satellite radio is standard; navigation is available. A 705-watt, 14-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system is optional. Audi pre sense front includes brake assist or partial braking when a collision risk is detected.

Available safety features include active lane assist, adaptive cruise control with stop/go, and Audi side assist (including lane change assistant).

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Premium Plus

Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price is $42,000, but specific equipment details have not yet been determined.


Sticker price for the top model is $46,800, but specific equipment details have not yet been determined.

CarsDirect Tip

Because the basic Premium A3 e-tron is well-equipped, stepping up to Premium Plus or Prestige may not be necessary; but that could change when the full equipment lists are made available, and the three can be compared. EPA fuel-economy estimates also are not yet available, but should be consulted before shopping, to make sure the fuel-economy improvement over a regular A3 is sufficient to justify the additional cost of an e-tron.

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Specs & Features

Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Available
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.4L I-4 / 150 HP / 184 ft.lbs.
Standard: S tronic 6-spd S tronic auto-shift man w/OD
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Highway/Combined
Not Available
Passenger Capacity
Bumper to Bumper Warranty
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Mechanical Specs
Engine - Cylinders/Horsepower/Torque
1.4L I-4 / 150 HP / 184 ft.lbs.
Drive Type
Fuel Economy - City/Hwy/Combined
Not Available
4-wheel Disc
Front Suspension
Rear Suspension
Independent Multi-link
Spare Tire And Wheel
Fuel Tank
10.6 Gal.
Recommended Fuel Type
Premium Unleaded
Average Cost To Fill Tank
Dimensions & Capabilities
Maximum Cargo Volume
Passenger Volume
Exterior Length
169.8 "
Exterior Width
70.3 "
Exterior Height
56.0 "
Front Headroom
38.7 "
Rear Headroom
37.5 "
Front Legroom
41.2 "
Rear Legroom
35.4 "
Front Shoulder Room
54.8 "
Rear Shoulder Room
53.0 "
Front Hip Room
Rear Hip Room
Curb Weight
3,616 Lbs.
Wheel Base
104 "
Turning Radius
17.9 '
Exterior Features
Door Count
4 Doors
16.0 " Silver Aluminum / 17.0 " Silver Aluminum / 18.0 " Silver Aluminum
Clearcoat Monotone / Metallic Monotone / Pearlcoat Monotone
Exterior Mirrors
Dual Power Remote Heated
Body-colored With Chrome Insert
Grille Moldings
Rear Spoiler
Stainless Steel
Interior Features
Passenger Capacity
Seat Trim
Front Seat Type
Bucket / Sport
Heated Front Seats
Driver And Front Passenger Heated-cushion, Heated-seatback
Front Driver Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power) / 10-way (8-way Power)
Front Passenger Seat Direction Controls
(8-way Power) / 10-way (8-way Power)
Front Armrests
(8-way Power) / 10-way (8-way Power)
Rear Armrests
Center With Pass-thru
Rear Seats
40-20-40 Bench
Radio & Infotainment
Siriusxm Am/fm/hd/satellite, Seek-scan
10 / 14 Bang & Olufsen
Radio Steering Wheel Controls
Apple Car Play
Android Auto
Bluetooth w/ Hands-Free Connectivity
Convenience Features
Steering Wheel Type
Telescopic Tilt / Telescopic Tilt Sport
Climate Control
Automatic Air Conditioning
Cruise Control
Sun Roof
Express Open/close
Rearview Mirror
Day-night / Auto-dimming Day-night
One Touch Open Window
Front And Rear
Tinted Windows
Vanity Mirrors
Dual Illuminated
Remote Keyless Entry
Keyfob (all Doors)
Power Outlets
1 / 3
Safety Features
Overall Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Front Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Overall Side Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Rollover Crash Safety Rating
Not Yet Available
Front Impact Airbags
Driver And Passenger
Driver Side Impact Airbags
Seat Mounted
Knee Airbag
Driver And Passenger
Passenger Side Impact Airbag
Seat Mounted
Rear Side Airbag
Rear Side-impact Airbag
Seatbelt Pretensioners
Front And Rear
Anti-Lock Brakes
4-wheel Anti-lock Brakes (abs)
Forward Collision Warning
Blind Spot Sensor
Lane Departure Warning
Lane Departure
Autonomous Cruise Control
Pedestrian Detection
Driver Attention Alert
Daytime Running Lights
Auto High Beams
Adaptive Headlights
Parking Sensors
Front And Rear
Security Systems
Security System
Panic Alarm
Ignition Disable
Immobilizer Iv
Bumper To Bumper Months Miles
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Major Components Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles
Included Maintenance Months
12 Months / 5,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance Months
48 Months / Unlimited Miles
Corrosion Perforation
144 Months / Unlimited Miles
Accessories Months
48 Months / 50,000 Miles

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