Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid previewed ahead of Geneva debut image

Audi will present the new A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid next month, during the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, in a premiere.

The newest creation signed by Audi is a petrol electric hybrid powered version of the new-gen A3 model, which has been named the A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid. The model in question has been recently previewed for the first time, ahead of its public debut scheduled for the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, in March. Even if the model has been unveiled already and it will go to the Swiss automotive event, the carmaker still has to confirm whether or not it will make it into production.

The Audi A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid is using a modified version of the EA211 1.4 liter four-cylinder petrol engine, which is producing 148 BHP, helped by an electric motor mounted in the front, generating up to 101 BHP. The total output produced stands at 201 BHP and the combined torque figure at 258 lb-ft. Power is being sent to the front wheels through a six-speed dual clutch transmission which is allowing the model to accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in 7.6 seconds and to reach a top speed of 138 mph. In all electric mode, the A3 e-tron plug-in hybrid has a range of 31 miles. Fuel consumption stands at 188.3 mpg and CO2 emissions at 35 g/km.