Geneva Motor Show: Audi A3 Sportback e-tron Hybrid

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Audi is operating intently to electrify the drivetrain utilizing plug-in hybrid modern technology. The brand with the four rings is revealing the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. With 150 kW (204 hp) of system power and 350 Nm (258.15 lb-ft) of system torque, stylish efficiency is guaranteed.

The A3 Sportback e-tron is a certain Audi. It sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 7.6 seconds on its way to a top speed of 222 km/h (137.94 mph). According to the ECE criterion for plug-in hybrid vehicles, the five-door design eats usually merely 1.5 liters of fuel each 100 km (156.81 United States mpg), which corresponds to CO2 discharges of 35 grams each km (56.33 g/mile). In simply electric mode, the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron attains a top speed of 130 km/h (80.78 miles per hour) with a range of up to FIFTY km (31.07 miles).

The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron uses the strongly efficient concept of a parallel hybrid. The burning engine is a customized 1.4 TFSI, which creates 110 kW (150 hp) and 250 Nm (184.39 lb-ft) of torque. The TFSI operates in tandem with an electric motor that produces 75 kW and 330 Nm (243.40 lb-ft) of power.

The disc-shaped electric motor is incorporated in to a recently designed six-speed e-S tronic, which moves the power to the front tires. The 2 powerplants suit each various other. The electric motor develops peak torque from start to around 2,000 rpm, and the TFSI’s maximum taking power is readily available in a range from 1,750 to 4,000 rpm.

The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron’s energy store is a lithium-ion battery system installed in a space-efficient, crash-protected location in the flooring, underneath the rear bench seat. The high-voltage battery, inside a housing made mostly from aluminium, has a capability of 8.8 kWh. It consists of eight modules with a sum total of 96 cells.

A liquid cooling system with its own low-temperature circuit keeps the battery in the optimal temperature range. This sophisticated modern technology is crucial to the power and endurance of the electric drive system, which continues to be readily available at reduced ambient temperature levels.

The power electronics are housed in the engine compartment of the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron. These transform the direct current from the battery in to varying present to power the electric motor. The compact system, with essential DC-DC converter to supply the 12V electrical system shares the exact same air conditioning circuit as the battery and billing gadget.