Audi has announced the new A3 Sportback 40 TFSI e plug-in hybrid. The successor to the A3 Sport back e-Tron, amended plug-in hybrid technology, with an all-electric range of up to 78 km (48.5 miles) (NEDC) and 150 kW (201 HP) of system output. A more influential modified that accentuates the sporty accents will monitor shortly.
The sales in Germany commence in fall 2020 at a base price of €37,470.92 (INR 32, 21,637.29). Customers can claim a total of €6,750 (INR 5, 80,363) in incentives. Audi has by now presented plug-in hybrid models from the A6, A7, A8, Q5, and Q7 product lines.
A 1.4 TFSI offers as the combustion engine for the new compressed plug-in hybrid model. The four-cylinder gasoline engine outputs 110 kW (150 PS) and carries more than 250 NM (184.4 lb-ft) of torque between 1,550 and 3,500 rpm.
The electrically powered drive is a permanent synchronous machine with amplified power, compactness as compared to its precursor. It yields 80 kW and 330 N·m (243.4 lb-ft) of torque. With the predecessor, it is assimilated in the guard of the six-speed S Tronic. Nevertheless, it is even brighter and more compressed.
The compressed plug-in hybrid model increase speed from 0 to 100 km/h (62.1 mph) in 7.6 seconds to a speed of 227 km/h (141.1 mph). In the NEDC cycle, it devours between 1.5 and 1.4 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (156.8–168.0 mpg-US), which resembles 34 to 30 grams of CO2 per kilometer (54.7–48.3 g/mi).
The 1.4 TFSI and the electronic motor convey a system output of 150 kW (201 HP). The system torque reaches 350 N·m (258.1 lb-ft) When functioning together with a maximum boost.
A six-speed S Tronic allocates the torques of the motor and the engine to the opposite axle. The dual-clutch is armed with an electric oil pump that guarantees gear variations and oil supply even when the TFSI is neutralized shortly.
The lithium-ion battery is positioned below the vehicle underbody in the area of the rear seats of the A3 Sportback 40 TFSI e. Its 96 prismatic cells collect 13.0 kWh of energy, nearly 48% more than the predecessor model. No variations were made to the high-voltage battery in the package; the development consequences from the amended cell chemistry.
A discrete cooling circuit pedals the temperature of the battery. It can also be united with the air conditioning system if required. This lets the customers initiate electricity even at higher outside temperatures.
The drive management of the compact plug-in hybrid is intended for effective driving. It constantly starts electrically, up to a temperature of -28 °C. Tt can arrange an electric drive with the EV button and cover up to 78 kilometers (48.5 mi) (according to the NEDC standard, 67 kilometers (41.6 mi) in the WLTP) with zero local releases. That is almost 20 kilometers (12.4 mi) additional to its predecessor model. The completely electric highest speed is 140 km/h (87.0 mph) while at lower speeds, the statutory e-sound of what is known, as the Acoustic Vehicle Alert System is output.
The two drives distribute the work intelligently when the A3 PHEV is in hybrid mode. Two special modes can be designated via the MMI operating system: “Battery hold” and “Battery charge.” In “hold” mode, the accessible battery charge is detained at the present level. In “charge” mode, as much power as likely to be provided to the battery.
This energy of the Audi A3 Sport back 40 TFSI e practices a large volume of data that the navigation, sensors, and assist systems supply. It chooses to freewheel with deactivated TFSI in most circumstances when decelerating In the interest of efficiency, letting the car coast.
Drivers can also practice the standard Audi drive select system in order To affect the character of the drive, as well as other systems such as power steering and S Tronic. It deals with driving comfort, auto, dynamically, and individual as well.
The hybrid drive displays of its sporty potential in the dynamic profile and when the S Tronic is set to S gear. When the driver sets the pedal to the metal via kick-down, it reliefs the full boost torque for up to ten seconds. The electric motor shifts to recuperation As soon as the foot boosts up the accelerator pedal. The resulting deceleration generates a one-pedal sensation.
The electric motor achieves the deceleration alone up to around 0.3 g, thus covering the vast majority of all brake applications while braking. The hydraulic wheel brakes only come into play if the driver presses the pedal more convincingly. The transition is almost imperceptible, and convalescence remains active. The electric motor can recuperate up to 40 kW of energy while braking.
The suspension of the Audi A3 Sport back 40 TFSI e syndicates ride comfort and a good level of dynamism; a four-link rear axle delivers the basis required for this. The electric brake rooter assurances powerful and impulsive braking. Particularly designed 16-inch alloy wheels come as standard and Audi brings 17-inch or 18-inch wheels upon appeal.
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