Changes the world. Not everyday life.

The dedicated engineers behind the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron truly believe that a smarter, more efficient engine can transform the world without compromising performance. Enjoy the distinct luxury and attention to detail you expect from Audi, with the option to choose between four driving modes, from fully electric to entirely gasoline engine-powered.

Electric power meets performance.

The A3 Sportback e-tron’s electric motor boasts 243 lb-ft of torque for nearly instantaneous response and an incredibly smooth ride. It can operate on pure electric power, gasoline engine power, or a combination of the two.

Electric engine

With 102 horsepower (75 kW) and nearly instantaneous torque, the permanent magnet-driven electric motor has impressive off-the-line acceleration. The electric motor and clutch unit are integrated into the innovative S tronic® transmission to ensure a seamless delivery of power in any mode

Plug into a superior ride.

Deciding when to use the A3 Sportback e-tron’s battery is entirely up to you. It lets you choose exactly when to drive on electric power alone, or save the electrical energy stored in the battery for later use. Drive gasoline-free within the city and use the combined gasoline engine and electric motor for a weekend getaway.

Plug into a superior ride

Not your average hybrid.

Combining the sportiness and luxury you expect from Audi with the advantages of a hybrid, the A3 Sportback e-tron offers the ideal combination of efficiency and range, without sacrificing performance.

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Practical cargo space

Experience functionality used to its full potential. The A3 Sportback e-tron design is sleek, well-proportioned and practical. The clever positioning of the compact battery module underneath the rear seat ensures cargo space is never compromised. Cargo volume is 280 litres.

Form and function

The A3 Sportback e-tron is as elegant as it is functional, with a versatile Sportback design, LED daytime running lights and S line exterior elements. The distinctive Tornado line runs just under the side glass, from the headlights to the leading edge of the taillights, giving the impression of movement, even at a standstill. Traditional Audi design elements are complemented by e-tron-specific features like the battery charging port hidden behind the Audi rings within the Singleframe® grille and an exclusive wheel design.

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Interior comforts

The e-tron is, first and foremost, an Audi. It delivers on all the prestige, innovation and attention to detail you’ve come to expect. Our engineers worked tirelessly to package the A3 Sportback e-tron hybrid system technology in a way that would have a nearly imperceptible effect on the interior space or comfort. This is particularly apparent in the rear cargo area. The result is an interior that is equal parts expansive and inviting. Optional additions include driver assistance features, such as adaptive cruise control.*

*Drivers must continue to perform manual checks and pay full attention to the road.

Smart technology

The power meter provides the overall power output, drive status and battery charge status, while the driver information display shows the range and consumption figures for both electricity and gasoline.

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