$ 40,475
information 2018
Audi A3 Sportback e-tron 1.4 TFSI PHEV Premium Plus USA

Audi A3 Sportback Etron 2018 (premium Plus)

Audi A3 a luxury, sporty and eco friendly hatchback that is not like other hybrids on roads but more delightful as you expect from Audi. Major changes and facelift was done in 2017 with addition of fresh bumpers both on front and rear, xenon headlights and many other technological improvements. This vehicle sets the new standards of luxury for this class and this good car is a great value for you money.

Design Dynamics of Audi A3 Etron:

This hi-tech vehicle  feels modern and well appointed luxury car while in 2018 no major changes has been done on its interior and exterior, only minimal changes done to trim level features and options package. Inside the vehicle there has been given two high resolution screens both have the capabilities to display and control all the functions of vehicle but the virtual cockpit is the better option for driver focus. Its design dynamics are much similar to Volkswagen Golf GTE version but the major difference is of the big bold grill with Audi signature. Interior quality of A3 Etron is better where soft touch plastic and alcantara used all around, nice small and easy to operate design of interior has addition of apple car play and android auto to make this vehicle more user friendly.

Space and Comfort:

This vehicle has reasonably comfortable and quiet environment; A3 sport back Etron is more spacious than its base model, it has more head and leg room for its rear seats passengers but still two passenger’s will able to sit comfortably. It has same issue as many other Audi’s while shifting from comfort to dynamic mode it become less comfortable and you can experience stiffer ride with lot of bumps on road, other than that this smooth to drive vehicle is more refined, efficient and desirable.

Engine and Power:

It has 1.4 liter engine that combines electric power to produce 204 horse power which help the vehicle to maintain and give sporty performance. Despite of the fact that it is a plug-in hybrid vehicle it gives 0-60 in just 6.5 to 7 seconds while the top speed of vehicle is 127 miles per hour. On pure electric power estimated EPA is 16 miles that is much suitable in urban areas.

Driving Dynamics of Audi A3 Etron:

 Performance of vehicle is undeniably good and with E-credentials it become even better but A3 without batteries give better handling due to less weight. Shifting to dynamic mode makes the steering wheel heavy so this is not a best fun to drive vehicle. Addition of driver assistance system raises the bar of drive technology in premium compact segment; driver assistance automatically stops the car when you get sleep. Comparing the packages premium package gives more options than base model but the top level prestige has all the technology and active safety features. Options are quite expensive in A3 but it is a quality product.

Space inside A3 Etron:

It is a very likeable car thanks to its upscale interior and excellent technology but for spacious interior I will give 70/100 as it has more space for rear seats passengers but has small cargo area which can be extended only by folding down the rear seats.

Competitors of Audi A3:

Body Hatchback
Drive FWD
Transmission Automatic
Exterior Color
Interior Color Black
Engine Capacity (cc) 1398 cc cc
Horse Power (HP) 204 Hp
Mileage N/A
  • Top speed 127 mph and 0 to 60 in 6.5 seconds
  • Engine: 1.4 TFSI 4 CYL-PHEV-204 Hp
  • Transmission: S tronic 6 speed automatic
  • Engine auto stop start feature
  • Transmission with driver selectable mode and oil cooler
  • Front wheel drive
  • 3.75 axle ratio
  • Engine oil cooler
  • Battery with run down protection
  • Hybrid electric motor
  • Gas pressurized shock absorbers
  • Front and rear anti roll bars
  • Electric power assist speed sensing steering
  • Single stainless steel exhaust
  • Regenerative 4-wheel disc brakes with 4 wheel ABS-Brake assist-hill hold control and electric parking brake
  • Brake actuated limited slip differential
  • Lithium lon traction battery with 8 Hrs charge time
  • Wheels: spoke turbine design
  • Spare tire mobility kit
  • Clear coat paint
  • Express open/close sliding and tilting glass 1st and 2nd row sunroof with sunshade
  • Body colored front bumper
  • Body colored rear bumper with black rub strip/fascia accent and chrome bumper insert
  • Rocker panel extensions
  • Black front windshield trim
  • Body colored door handles
  • Body colored power heated side mirrors with manual folding and turn signal indicator
  • Fixed rear window with fixed interval wiper and defroster
  • Light tinted glass
  • Sped sensitive rain detecting variable intermittent wipers with heated jets
  • Front windshield-inc: sun visor strip
  • Galvanized steel/aluminum panels
  • Lip spoiler
  • Chrome grille
  • Front license plate bracket
  • Lift gate rear cargo access
  • Tail gate/rear door lock included with power door locks
  • Programmable projector beam daytime running auto-leveling headlamps with delay off
  • Rear fog lamps
  • Perimeter/approach lights
  • LED brake lights
  • Radio: Audi sound system-inc: 180 watts-10 speakers including subwoofer-preparation for mobile phone (Bluetooth) with streaming audio and USB Audi music interface
  • Radio with seek-scan-Mp3 player-clock-speed compensated volume control-Aux audio input jack-steering wheel controls-radio data system and external memory control
  • Audio theft deterrent
  • Window grid diversity antenna
  • Bluetooth wireless phone connectivity
  • 2 LCD monitors in the front
  • Heated front bucket seats-inc: 8 way power front seats and 4 way lumbar adjustment
  • 40-20-40 folding bench front facing fold forward seatback rear seat
  • Manual tilt/telescoping steering column
  • Gauges-inc: speedometer-odometer-traction battery level-power/regen-trip odometer and trip computer
  • Power rear windows and fixed 3rd row windows
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Front cup holder
  • Rear cup holder
  • Proximity key for doors and push button start
  • Valet function
  • Power fuel flap locking type
  • Remote keyless entry with integrated key transmitter-illuminated entry and panic button
  • Remote releases-inc: power cargo access and power fuel
  • Cruise control
  • Dual zone front automatic air conditioning
  • HVAC-inc: under seat ducts and console ducts
  • Illuminated locking glove box
  • Driver foot rest
  • Interior trim-inc: aluminum/metal look interior accents
  • Full cloth headliner
  • Leatherette door trim insert
  • Leather/metal look gear shift knob
  • Day night rear view mirror
  • Driver and passenger visor vanity mirrors with driver and passenger illumination-driver and passenger auxiliary mirror
  • Full floor console with storage and 2 12V DC power outlet
  • Front and rear map lights
  • Fade to off interior lighting
  • Full carpet floor covering-inc: carpet front and rear floor mats
  • Carpet floor trim
  • Cargo area concealed storage
  • Rigid cargo cover
  • Cargo features-inc: trunk/hatch/tailgate
  • Driver and passenger door bins
  • Power 1st row windows with front and rear 1 touch up down
  • Delayed accessory power
  • Power door locks with auto lock feature
  • System monitor
  • Redundant digital speedometer
  • Trip computer
  • Outside temp gauge
  • Analog display
  • Manual anti-whiplash adjustable front head restraint and manual adjustable rear head restraints
  • Front center armrest and rear center armrest with pass thru with storage
  • Perimeter alarm
  • Immobilizer IV engine immobilizer
  • Air filtration
  • 1 12V DC power outlet
  • Electronic stability control (ESC)
  • ABS and driveline traction control
  • Side impact beams
  • Dual stage driver and passenger seat mounted side airbags
  • Audi pre sense front forward collision
  • Low tire pressure warning
  • Dual stage driver and passenger front airbags
  • SIDEGUARD curtain 1st and 2nd row airbags
  • Airbag occupancy sensor
  • Driver and passenger knee airbag and rear side impact beams
  • Rear child safety locks
  • Outboard front lap and shoulder safety belts-inc: rear center 3 point-height adjusters and pretensioners
  • Back up camera

Audi A3 E-tron walk around Video

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