First Look: A3 Sportback e-tron

The 2016 A3 Sportback e-tron has landed at Audi Naples! With this being a brand new model with brand new technology, we wanted to give our clients an overview prior to their hands-on experience at the dealership.

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Audi has intermingled some of its classic design elements with features that make the e-tron truly unique. For example, to the untrained eye, this Sportback looks like a fairly standard Audi. But look a little closer at the grille and you will find that the four rings hide the battery charging port. Move to the rear, and you’ll see that the exhaust outlet sits just behind the rear diffuser. Attention to small details such as these give the A3 e-tron a timeless appeal.

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This car isn’t just for looks – the A 3 e-tron offers advanced safety technologies too! One of the newest is Audi side assist, which utilizes radar sensors to help inform you of vehicles approaching from the side and rear. This feature could be particularly helpful when attempting to exit your vehicle while in a parallel parking space, with the potential for traffic to drive right next to you.

Of course, we can’t forget about the powertrain! The e-tron features a 102-hp electric motor that recharges in as little as 2 hours and 15 minutes. The 1.4L TFSI gasoline engine provides 204-hp with 258 lb-ft of torque (combined output). In the back, you’ve got a 10.6 gallon fuel tank. The EPA rates it at 83¬†MPGe combined in gas-electric consumption and 35 MPG on gas alone, giving it a total range of 380 miles.

We will dig deeper into the A3 Sportback e-tron in an upcoming Devin’s Drive article, so for now enjoy our photos, and be sure to schedule your very own test drive by clicking HERE!

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