The Audi A3 has been around since 1996. Within four generations, the compact Sport back (hatchback) and eventually sedan have always been powered by an internal combustion engine. In its third-generation model, an electric motor was introduced into the lineup.
Audi a3 e tron specifications
The 2023 Audi A3 E-Tron is a compact luxury sedan that’s available in both all-wheel-drive and front-wheel-drive configurations. It has a long list of standard features, including LED headlights, 18-inch wheels, and a panoramic sunroof. The E-Tron also comes with an impressive infotainment system that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Under the hood, the A3 E-Tron
That won’t be the case in 2026, though. Audi has confirmed that starting that year, all the cars the German brand will launch are to be completely battery-powered, with the production of ICE-equipped cars ending in 2033. This coincides with the fifth-generation Audi A3, which will be launched sometime between 2026 and 2027.
Audi A3 E-Tron
That said, we’re expecting the next Audi A3 to be completely electrified and could bear the name A3 E-Tron, following the brand’s nomenclature for its EVs. We imagine what the electric A3 could look like in this unofficial rendering.
Audi has confirmed that it will retain the signature single-frame grille even on its electric cars. The one used in this rendering has black inserts with working vents that will channel air to cool down the brakes. The LEDs are sharper and more angular here, while we reckon there will be extensive use of cameras instead of traditional mirrors in future Audi models.
EV Audi A3 E-Tron
While not illustrated here, we expect a major revamp in the A3 E-Tron’s interior given the new layout of the electric model. More tech features from bigger Audi are also expected in the compact model.
Technical information is scarce at this time concerning the A3 E-Tron. However, rumor has it that it will be underpinned by the new Scalable Systems Platform (SSP). The SSP was announced in 2021 as VW Group’s future architecture that can support super-efficient batteries and advanced assisted driving systems. It will underpin all VW Group cars in the electric era – except Porsche, which will use its own EV platform.
Audi a3 e tron review
The 2023 Audi A3 E-Tron is a plug-in hybrid compact executive car manufactured and marketed by Audi, produced as the second generation of the A3 Sport back e-tron model line. The vehicle was unveiled online on April 14, 2021. The production version is expected to go on sale in late 2021.
The A3 E-Tron is powered by a turbocharged 1.4-litre TFSI petrol engine and an electric motor integrated into the six-speed S tronic dual clutch transmission. The system produces 204 PS (150 kW) and 350 N⋅m (258 lb⋅ft) of torque. It has a 13 kWh lithium-ion battery pack, for a WLTP all-electric range of up to 53 km (33 mi).
The A3 E-Tron will be available with standard features such as LED headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels, three zone automatic climate control and