2022 Audi A3 Sportback plug-in hybrid revealed with 13-kwh battery

Audi has a new generation of the A3 headed to showrooms in late 2021 as a 2022 mannequin.

The brand new compact is already on sale abroad although, and it is simply spawned a plug-in hybrid possibility.

The electrified possibility is classed as a 40 TFSI e, and proper now it is solely been introduced for the A3 Sportback body style which we would not see in the US. It is nonetheless attainable the choice can be supplied within the A3 sedan, nevertheless.

The powertrain of the A3 Sportback 40 TFSI e combines a 1.4-liter turbocharged inline-4 with an electrical motor built-in within the housing of a 6-speed dual-clutch transmission. The system develops a peak 201 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque and sends drive to the entrance wheels solely. Audi quotes a 0-62 mph time of seven.6 seconds and a high pace of 141 mph.

2022 Audi A3 Sportback 40 TFSI e

2022 Audi A3 Sportback 40 TFSI e

The previous-generation A3 Sportback E-Tron featured an 8.8-kilowatt-hour battery that was EPA rated for 16 miles of electrical vary. The brand new A3 Sportback 40 TFSI e ups the battery dimension to 13 kwh, which ought to lead to extra vary. On the extra lenient WLTP cycle used exterior the U.S., the plug-in hybrid hatch is rated at 41.6 electrical miles. The earlier A3 Sportback E-Tron on the identical cycle rated about 30 miles.

Commonplace options on the A3 Sportback 40 TFSI e embrace 16-inch wheels, LED headlights, a leather-based steering wheel, and a ten.1-inch touchscreen show. The complete 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster is obtainable.

Gross sales of the A3 Sportback 40 TFSI e exterior the U.S. begins this fall. Native Audi followers in search of a plug-in hybrid at the moment have choices within the Q5, A7 Sportback and A8 traces.

As for the common A3, it would arrive late subsequent 12 months in sedan guise solely and with a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 mated to a mild-hybrid system and 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. Peak output is anticipated to be barely above 200 hp. A 306-hp Audi S3 sedan with an identical powertrain setup has additionally been confirmed, and an RS 3 sedan with around 400 hp generated by a 2.5-liter turbocharged inline-5 can also be possible coming.