It’s a big week for Audi as it launches yet another hybrid model in the German market. The Audi A3 Sportback 45 TFSI e is an extension of the company’s compact electrified range, now offering greater power output and even more advanced tech. Expansion of its electrification strategy has led to a surge in market appeal, this development foresees an ideal performance in overall sales as well.
Built with the intention of maximising its electrification process, Audi’s current launch in the automobile sector of Germany aims at customers who prefer compact vehicles. Apart from its compactness, the vehicle also appeals with its hybrid charm that promises lesser fuel consumption, more economic value and minimal carbon emissions. Taking into account the brand name and customer trust it has built over the years, we predict that this new Audi model is set to perform well in the German car market.
Apart from this vehicle bearing the Audi insignia, interested parties can definitely count on the various new equipment that have been added to deliver maximum efficiency and power support. What’s more is that this compact vehicle looks sportier and performs that way too. Run on a 1.4 litre combustion engine, the A3 Sportback 45 TFSI e offers a total output of 110 kW and a torque of 250 Nm. Since it is a hybrid vehicle, it also has an electric drive option that gives 80 kW of output and 330 Nm of torque.
The model is a PHEV type which goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.8 seconds and reaches a max velocity of 232 km/h. When driving fully electric, the vehicle gains a top speed of 140 km/h. Additionally, using the electric package alone the vehicle can cover a distance of 74 kilometres- that means you would have virtually no emissions for the length of this distance covered.
Hybrid technology is the bridge between the petrol and diesel driven cars of the past and the completely electric run vehicles of the future. The demand of growing and advancing this hybrid tech is such that newer and better solutions have been manifesting every day. In this new model by Audi, high level of vehicle efficiency has been given priority. Thus, the vehicle supports various driving modes that help the driver gain maximum performance possible according to the road and other external conditions.
The default mode of ‘Auto Hybrid’ ensures that a balance remains between work done by its combustion engine and electric motor. Another mode of ‘Battery Hold’ maximizes battery charging or maintains the current level of battery as per the driver’s preference. All such modes can be easily accessed by the driver through the provided driver controls and MMI display.
The Audi A3 Sportback TFSI e flaunts a sporty performance for such a compact vehicle, but that’s not all. It also looks the part. Coming in a chic black styling package, it boasts of its sporty charm. Matrix headlights, red brake callipers, iconic E-shaped light signature and standard sports seats add to its overall compact yet dynamic appeal. European customers looking for a new compact hybrid vehicle can undoubtedly give this vehicle a try. The A3 Sportback 45 TFSI e is available from EUR 40,395.29 (INR 36 lakh) in Germany
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