2015 Audi A3 e-Tron Review And Specs

There is no doubt that the 2015 Audi A3 e-Tron comes with some impressive features and technology than we and many others really like. Combination of 1.4 liter inline four turbocharged gasoline engine and 75 kW electric motor provides really great performances while the fuel economy is more than impressive.

Small turbocharged gasoline unit produces 150 hp and when we add 75 kW of the electric motor we have more than 200 hp of total system power. Modern and small turbocharged units like this one have significantly lower lag while the torque is available at pretty low rpm’s, at about 1400 to 1500 rpm’s most of the torque is available. If that is not enough have in mind that electric motors instantly deliver huge amounts of torque so you will be able to achieve some impressive results.

Specs Of 2015 Audi A3 e-Tron

All the power is transferred to the front wheels through a six speed DCT transmission and even this vehicle has slightly lower weight than 3500 lbs it will be able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 7.4 seconds. This is thankfully to the 258 lb-ft of torque that will allow quick accelerations while the gasoline engine, when in use, will always rev in optimal range. More than 30 miles is achievable with this model in EV drive and max speed on electric power only is set to about 80 mph.

2015 Audi A3 e-Tron Back

2015 Audi A3 e-Tron Back

There are many impressive facts about the 2015 Audi A3 e-Tron and certainly one of those is the fact that it will be possible to recharge battery pack in about 30 minutes of highway drive when the 1.4 liter turbocharged gasoline engine kicks in. With this setup, according to Euro cycle tests it is possible to achieve 156 MPGe but we do know for sure that this number would be significantly lower when the EPA tests it because of slightly different methods that make EPA results much more closer to the real world consumption.

Audi A3 e-Tron Side

Audi A3 e-Tron Side

For all plug-in vehicle drivers it is important to know from where the electric power comes. If you are doing a lot to have zero emission or at least significantly lower tailpipe emission it is important to know that the electricity that you used is produced from eco-friendly and renewable sources. Germany is certainly one of the countries that pay a lot of attention to these things.

2015 Audi A3 e-Tron Review

As a result we could hear that Audi is cooperating with the LichtBlick, company from Hamburg, which mostly produces electric energy from renewable sources. To be more precise it uses hydroelectric power and with this deal it will be deliverde to owners of the 2015 Audi A3 e-Tron.

2015 Audi A3 e-Tron Interior

2015 Audi A3 e-Tron Interior

Price of this might be slightly higher than it is with the standard prices but still, every driver will know that the source of the electric power is 100 percent clean and safe for environment. All users will have to pay about $ 12.30 per month and $ 0.37 for each kWh that is used. More than 30 percent of electric power that is produced by LichtBlick is delivered from hydroelectric sources and most of those were recently created, in the last six years.

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