Audi A3 E-Tron Plug-in Hybrid Hatchback Headed to America

Audi A3 E-Tron Plug-in Hybrid Hatchback Headed to America

Among the gas-guzzling supercars that debuted today at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show is a new fuel sipper from Audi, the A3 E-Tron plug-in hybrid, which is said to deliver 157 mpg. 

Power comes from a 1.4-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that makes 150 hp, while a 75 kW electric motor assists for a total system output of 204 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. The powerplant is hooked up to a dual-clutch six-speed automatic transmission that will get the A3 E-Tron to 62 mpg in 7.6 seconds.

As a plug-in hybrid, the A3 E-Tron can run on just gas, just electricity, or use a mix of the two. On pure electric power, the car has a range of 31 miles, and can run at speeds of up to 81 mph.

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During Audi’s Geneva press conference, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler confirmed that the A3 E-Tron hatchback will make its way to the United States, likely six months after the new A3 range arrives, which is expected in late 2013 or early 2014.

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