Audi continues its electrification offensive with Audi Q3 45 TFSI e and Q3 Sportback 45 TFSI e compact SUVs. Both Q3 models e continue the range of plug-in hybrid models that Audi has introduced to the market since last year. The combination of the electric driving experience, easy charging and great usability in everyday life make the plug-in hybrid models from Audi extremely attractive.

Hybrid system power: 182kW (400 Nm) & Battery of 13 kWh

Both Q3 models are equipped with a 4-cylinder 1.4-litre TFSI internal combustion engine that provides 111 kW. The driveline is supplemented by a permanently activated synchronous motor (PSM), which provides 85 kW and uses the 6-speed S tronic gearbox. The sprint from 0-100 km / h is done in 7.3 seconds, and both models have a top speed of 210 km / h, while the top speed of pure electricity is 140 km / h. Both plug-in models have an all-electric range up to 50 km.

Audi Q3 Sportback 45 TFSI e

The battery has 96 prismatic cells that can store 13 kWh of electricity. The battery system has its own cooling circuit that can be connected to the air conditioning circuit, so efficient cooling is ensured even under maximum load.

Quick and efficient drivetrain

The drivetrain steering in the compact SUV models is set for high efficiency. The cars always start on electricity if it is not extremely cold. In hybrid mode, which is the primary driving mode, the driveline control distributes the operation between the petrol engine and the electric motor intelligently and efficiently. The driver can choose to drive only on electricity with the EV button.

With the EV button, the driver can switch between hybrid mode and electric driving, and at the same time a menu opens in the MMI operating system, where he can choose between two additional special settings "Battery Hold" and "Battery Charge". With these settings, the driver can choose to keep the battery charge status at the current level or to charge the battery further.

The Audi Q3 45 TFSI e and Q3 Sportback 45 TFSI e can be charged with 3.6 kW of electricity per hour, and thus a discharged battery can be fully charged in 3 hours and 45 min.

Audi Q3 Sportback 45 TFSI e

Ingenious interior

The cabin is spacious and flexible, where the rear seat can be moved longitudinally, and the inclination of the rear seat's three-part backrest can be adjusted in seven steps. The boot has a basic volume of 380 l, expandable to 1,375 l in the Q3 45 TFSI e and 1,250 l in the Q3 Sportback 45 TFSI e.

The market launch for the E versions of the Audi Q3 Series is in the first quarter of 2021. Prices are not available.

Audi Q3 Sportback 45 TFSI e

Audi Q3 and Audi Q3 Sportback benefit from all the advantages in terms of mobility and taxation associated with hybrid cars. They have free access in many cities and in some benefit from free parking. The hybrids are totally or partially exempt from road tax, can count on insurance costs on average reduced by 10% compared to traditional cars and have access to substantial government incentives.

Audi Q3 45 TFSI e:

Fuel consumption in mixed driving in km / l: 62.5 
Electric consumption in mixed driving in kWh / 100 km: 16.1
CO2 emissions in mixed driving in g / km: 37
Electric range: 51 km

Audi Q3 Sportback 45 TFSI e:

Fuel consumption in mixed driving in km / l: 62.5
Electric consumption in mixed driving in kWh / 100 km: 16.2
CO2 emissions in mixed driving in g / km: 37
Electric range: 50 km

The new Audi Q3 45 TFSIe has a price from 47,350 euros and the Sportback has a price from 50,200 euros.

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