All the Prius Chicks Dig the Audi A3 e-tron Bad Boy in This Latest Commercial

All the Prius Chicks Dig the Audi A3 e-tron Bad Boy in Latest Commercial 1 photo
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They eat only raw vegetables and eggs from chickens that haven't been stressed, but we know those eco girls like to have fun. Still, what car do you buy if you want to impress them but hate the Toyota Prius? Why, the all-new Audi A3 e-tron, of course.
With bright red paint and a big chrome grille, the junior e-tron member doesn't look like a Prius. Of course, the fact that it's a hatchback isn't so great either, but the eco honeys like a bit of 5-door dorkiness.

The goal of this next Audi commercial is to prove the A3 doesn't drive like a Prius either. The health and safety people aren't going to like seeing handbrake turns being promoted, but Audi is singing our kind of song here.

The way the Germans make fun of Prius owners is so blatant that it's positively hilarious. They constructed a neighborhood where everybody uses solar energy, raises chickens and travels by bicycle to buy organic food. Yet, it's not utopia unless you can have fun as well (it's a Pilgrim town).

The A3 e-tron went on sale in America back in August, starting at a frighteningly high price of $37,900.

In our honest opinion, it's quite expensive for a plug-in car. I mean, saving the planet is great and all that, but you can't bankrupt yourself doing it. A top-spec 2015 Toyota Prius Plug-in Hybrid Advanced is $34,900, for example.

Still, by Audi standards, this thing is still cheap, costing less than a full-spec Q3 or a TT Coupe.

Under the hood, you will find the same 1.4-liter TFSI turbo gasoline engine as VW will install on the 2016 Jetta. It works in tandem with an electric motor, generating 75 kW and 330 Nm (243 lb-ft) of power to give you a combined output similar to a 2-liter turbo.

The disc-shaped electric motor is integrated into the newly designed six-speed e-S tronic gearbox, that transfers the power to the front wheels. Using an 8.8 kWh lithium-ion battery pack located under the rear seats, the hatchback can travel up to 31 miles just on electricity. However, it doesn't have a real handbrake lever, so we'd have a Mazda Miata instead!

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Mihnea's favorite cars have already been built, the so-called modern classics from the '80s and '90s. He also loves local car culture from all over the world, so don't be surprised to see him getting excited about weird Japanese imports, low-rider VWs out of Germany, replicas from Russia or LS swaps down in Florida.
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