Audi A3 e-tron Plug-In Hybrid Starts at $39,850
Like the unexceptional Audi A3 sedan and cabriolet, the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron enters
the 2017 model year with a bunch of changes each within and out. sadly, though, Audi did not update our biggest gripes with the plug-in hybrid hatchback: its high value of entry and its middling gasoline-electric powertrain.With a beginning value of $39,850 for the bottom Premium trim, the 2017 Audi A3 e-tron sees its base value jump by $1025 compared with its 2016 counterpart. Those additional bills do, however, bring new features: Audi’s digital gauge cluster (dubbed Virtual Cockpit), Apple CarPlay and mechanical man car compatibility, a bird’s-eye roof, a rearview camera, and Audi’s Pre Sense front-collision warning system that may additionally apply the brakes on its own if necessary.A refresh wouldn’t be complete while not exterior revisions, though, and therefore the e-tron sports revised front and rear fascias, as well as head- and taillights, that evolve the hatchback’s engaging appearance. A $1350 Sport package adds 18-inch, 15-spoke wheels and a roof spoiler, additionally as sport seats and a three-spoke flat-bottom wheel with paddle shifters.
As before, the 2017 A3 e-tron continues to use a turbocharged one.4-liter engine and an
electrical motor to send 204 HP and 258 lb-ft of torsion to the front wheels via a six-
speed transmission system. though we tend to were ready to coax a 2016 A3 e-tron from
zero to sixty mph during a respectable six.5 seconds, we tend to were ultimately
unaffected with the plug-in powertrain’s EPA-rated electron volt vary of simply sixteen
miles additionally as its EPA combined rating of eighty three MPGe. though the EPA has
nonetheless to unleash figures for the 2017 Audi A3 e-tron, we tend to expect very little
modification, if any.Along with the bottom Premium model, the 2017 A3 e-tron is
additionally out there in Premium and and status trims, that begin at $42,950 and
$48,500, severally.Audi additionally discharged valuation info for the updated A3 sedan
and cab and therefore the S3 sedan. for sure, several of the revisions created to the
Europe-market 2017 Audi A3/S3 come back to the U.S.-spec model. Powertrains stay a small amount of a mystery, because the company solely discovered valuation info for the A3 two.0T Quattro and therefore the S3 sedan.