2014 Audi A3 Plug-in Hybrid

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To roll with the increasing popularity of hybrid vehicles, Audi is all set to unveil a plug-in electric hybrid at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

According to reports, the hybrid will be based on the newly announced A3 Sportback, a 4-door version of the standard A3.

The aspect we’re interested in is the hybrid setup. The powertrain will feature a turbocharged 2.0-liter gasoline engine coupled with an electric motor and an 8 kWh lithium-ion battery. This setup could enable the hybrid to produce a combined output of nearly 237-horsepower. Furthermore, the car is expected to average 117.6 mpge and to have an Audi-claimed 50 km (31-mile) range in electric-only mode, which is on-par with current hybrid standards, maybe better.

Audi is not setting the hybrid segment on fire, so such a model would help their quest for a cleaner footprint. However, given the expected price tag of $47,000, which is quite baffling considering the base gasoline-powered twin costs around $29,000, things aren’t looking so bright for the tree-hugging Audis.

We’ll update you once Audi officially announces the A3 Plug-in Hybrid.

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  • 2014 Audi A3 Plug-in Hybrid
  • Year:
    2014
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  • Engine:
    inline-4
  • MPG(Cty):
    117
  • Displacement:
    2.0 L
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