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Top 5 Hybrid Vehicles available in early 2017 – 2017 Audi A3 Sportback E-Tron

2017 Audi A3 Sportback E-Tron

2017 Audi A3 Sportback E-Tron is a stylish and versatile hybrid hatchback.


If you want an everyday car that provides plenty of power, a low fuel consumption and very low emissions, you can choose the new 2017 A3 Sportback E-Tron.

2017 A3 Sportback E-Tron is a plug-in electric hybrid hatchback that uses a 1.4-liter turbocharged petrol engine that produces 150 HP and 184 lb-ft. of torque.

The electric motor produces 102 HP and 243 lb-ft. of torque, and the combined power of the two produces 204 HP and 258 lb-ft. of torque.

Audi claims that this car is amazingly fuel efficient (83 MPG), and produces only 37 grams of CO2/kilometer, but in real life, the car can do only about 40 MPG.

The electric motor is powered by a 8.8 kWh Lithium-ion battery pack.

In pure electric mode, the car can do about 16 miles (25 km), which is more than enough to reach the closest petrol station.

This hybrid vehicle is pretty quick for an everyday car because reaches 60 mph in only 7.6 seconds, and has a top speed of 130 mph (208 km/h).

There are available three trim levels of 2017 Audi A3 Sportback E-Tron.

The “Premium” version has a starting price of $38,900 and comes with:

  • Xenon plus headlights that are using the E-Tron specific LED daytime running light signature,
  • The advanced Audi key — keyless start, stop and entry,
  • Panoramic sunroof,
  • Basic safety systems like Audi pre sense basic and Audi pre sense front.
  • 2017 Audi A3 Sportback E-Tron interior

    The interior of the 2017 Audi A3 Sportback E-Tron is pleasant and useful.

    The “Premium Plus” version has a starting price of $42,000 and comes with everything on “Premium” and:

  • Full LED headlights and LED taillights with dynamic turn signals,
  • Auto-dimming interior rear view mirror with digital compass,
  • Heated front seats,
  • 3D Optic inlays,
  • Parking system plus with rear view camera (front and rear acoustic sensors).
  • The most expensive version of 2017 Audi A3 Sportback E-Tron is called “Prestige” and with a starting price of $47,550 comes with everything on “Premium Plus” and:

  • Audi’s smartphone interface including Apple CarPlay and Google Android Auto,
  • Audi’s virtual cockpit,
  • MMI navigation plus system with voice control system,
  • Audi’s adaptive cruise control with stop & go,
  • A 705 watts Bang & Olufsen Sound System with 14 speakers.
  • For a hatchback and an everyday vehicle, the 2017 Audi A3 Sportback E-Tron is quite roomy in the back.

    There is plenty of space for legs in the rear passenger area and the cargo space is also decent (you can fit several 26-inch rolling bags with ease).

    If you want to lower your carbon footprint you can choose the 2017 Audi A3 Sportback E-Tron because is a versatile and stylish hatchback, and will help you make the shift from your old polluting vehicle to a greener car.

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    Danny Ovy

    Danny Ovy

    I am a writer and reporter for the clean energy sector, I cover climate change issues, new clean technologies, sustainability and green cars.

    Danny Ovy
    Danny Ovy
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