Audi Details A3 Sportback e-tron Tech Study [Gallery]
The A3 Sportback e-tron technology study is finished in a Glacier White paint, while the wheels and the interior are both borrowed from production models. Its special features include seat covers made of an Alcantara/leather mix and a heated windshield. The latter keeps the glass free of condensation and ice while heating the interior much more efficiently than a conventional climate-control system.
Propelling the A3 Sportback e-tron is a permanent magnet synchronous motor that supplies a continuous output of 60 kW (82 hp) and a peak output of 100 kW (136 hp). Maximum torque is a potent 270 Nm (199.14 lb-ft), with the power delivered to the front wheels via a single-speed transmission.
The unit draws its juice from a lithium-ion battery, which is located in multiple blocks under the luggage compartment floor, under the rear seat and in the center tunnel. The vehicle can be recharged in about nine hours with a 230-volt household socket, while the 400-volt three-phase current reduces that to some four hours.
On a single battery charge, the car can cover around 140 km (86.99 miles). Performance wise, it sprints from zero to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 11.2 seconds and on up to a top speed of 145 km/h (90.10 mph).
One of the vehicle’s key features is that it of offers the driver the possibility to choose between three modes of operation – dynamic, auto and efficiency – as well as four settings which adjust the degree of energy recovery during braking and coasting phases.
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