The Audi A3 e-tron is a big deal for Audi, as it’s the very first plug-in hybrid that the four-ringed brand has ever sold. So naturally, Audi is going to be making some big waves with it. We get to take a closer look at it at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show and it looks very good.
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Audi’s A3 Sportback body style has always been very good looking, but it’s something that we don’t normally get in North America. It’s a shame because cars like the S3 and RS3 Sportback are so incredibly cool and even just the standard A3 Sportback would be a welcome addition. However, to get the cool hatchback body style in the US, one must opt for the e-tron.
This isn’t such a bad thing, though, as the A3 e-tron is a very interesting car. It’s powered by a 1.4 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine which is combined with an electric motor to drive the front wheels through a six-speed dual-clutch gearbox. This allows it to be quick, fun and also economical. Plus, it’s loaded with fancy tech, has a cool body style and an awesome interior. Check out the pictures of it from Detroit and check out our previous reviews of the A3 e-tron.