EU Sales Begin For Audi’s First Plug-in Hybrid, A3 Sportback e-tron

Audi announced today it has begun taking orders in Europe for its first plug-in hybrid, the A3 Sportback e-tron.

The car combines a 1.4-liter direct-injected turbocharged gas engine and electric motor for 204 rated horsepower.

On the European NEDC test cycle, the A3 Sportback e-tron’s fuel consumption in accordance is 1.5 liters per 100 kilometers (156.8 U.S. mpg). Emissions of CO2 are of 35 grams per kilometer (56.3 g/mi).

All-electric range under this same plug-in specific test protocol in AEurope is an even 50 kilometers (31.1 mi). Range in combined mode is over 900 kilometers (559.2 mi).

“For Audi, the A3 Sportback e-tron marks another important step toward sustainable individual mobility,” states Wayne Griffiths, Head of Sales Germany at AUDI AG. “Our dealers have had an entirely positive response to the A3 Sportback e-tron, which shows that the combination of efficient drive technology and a sustainable energy source is really what the market is looking for.”

Prices start in Germany at 37,900 euros ($50,717), and Audi is also offering leases starting at 319 euros per month for 36 months.

In Germany, 105 selected e-tron dealers offer the e-tron, and across Europe approximately 410 dealerships will sell it.

First deliveries are expected this winter.