PHEV power

Escape with the best of both worlds

Embrace the full potential of a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle. The use of two combined power sources — a battery-powered electric motor and a gasoline-powered engine —effectively powers the vehicle, without sacrificing low-end torque and high-end power.

Engine type
Four-cylinder
Horsepower (@ rpm)
204 (combined output)
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)
258 (combined output)
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So harmonious it will move you

It’s not just one thing that gives the 2018 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron® its uncompromising performance. From the six-speed S tronic® dual-clutch automatic transmission to the electric brake booster for full braking in EV mode, the A3 Sportback e-tron® is an impressive sum of its parts.

European model shown

Driving modes

Drivers like to make their own decisions — and we empower them to do so. That’s why the 2018 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron® offers three different driving modes, to suit a range of driving conditions as well as the driver’s preferred performance.

EV mode

In EV mode, the A3 Sportback e-tron® is powered by the electric motor only. This mode is ideal for short commutes, and because it’s possible to reach 80 mph in EV mode, the vehicle’s performance remains inspiring.

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Hybrid mode

In Hybrid mode, the vehicle intelligently selects the most effective power source — the electric motor, the gasoline engine, or a combination of both — allowing drivers to delight in the power of the A3 Sportback e-tron® all at once.

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Battery Hold mode

During Battery Hold mode, the 2018 A3 Sportback e-tron® provides hybrid driving while helping to preserve EV range for later use.

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  • Driving modes
  • EV mode
  • Hybrid mode
  • Battery Hold mode

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