Driving report: Audi A3 40 Tfsie Hybrid
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Audi a3 40 tfsie phev: the next please!
Site author Stefan Grundhoff
After VW Golf, Seat Leon and Skoda Octavia have presented, Audi is now presenting its A3 as a plug-in version. The hybrid A3, like the group brothers, comes in a double pack with plugs.
So far, the Audi A3 in Europe has enjoyed great popularity with customers, especially as economical and powerful turbodiesel. Many a golf was too boring and so you loved to get into a TDI-A3. Since the diesel is still on the descending branch despite known qualities, the plug -in hybrids – highly subsidized in a country like Germany – are of central importance.
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The expectations of the Audi A3 40 Tfsie, a technical twin to the Golf Ehybrid are correspondingly great. The Audi, much more chic and especially in the interior, is also significantly more valuable than the Wolfsburg brother, is driven by a 1.4-liter four-cylinder turbo, which is supported by an electric motor that presses its additional performance directly into the six-stage double clutch gearbox.
Audi Audi A3 40 TFSIE / PHEV
The 1.4 -liter turbo petrol engine makes 110 kW / 150 hp, while the electric motor contributes an additional 80 kW / 110 hp, so that the bottom line is that a total output of 150 kW / 204 hp is available. The big brother A3 45 TFSI has the same drive package, but can even feed its propulsion from 180 kW / 245 hp for the somewhat sportier driving operation.
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The 204 HP of the basic version listens in connection with the maximum torque of 380 Nm, but the Audi A3 PHEV is nothing to law. The spectacularly low 1.0 liters of standard consumption attract more than the sporty gait, because the Ingolstadt can not hide like its hybrid brothers called Golf, Octavia, Tiguan or Leon that the majority of the performance with a four-cylinder turbo with manageable 1.4 liters Displacement of displacement.
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However, the A3 PHEV is only so economical if you are honestly packed with battery and moved it in the intelligent hybrid program. Then the networked electronics independently decides whether the front -wheel drive is casually rolling in front of him or the combustion engine jumps into the breach when accelerating the stronger and tries to cover the additional weight of 180 kilograms for battery package and electric motor with additional power from the burner.
The drive power pulls on the steering wheel
In normal driving operation, the A3, which weighs over 1.6 tons, starts electrically and first uses the electrical energy of the lithium-ion battery before the combustion engine works in normal operation. When accelerating the 4.34 meter long Audi A3 40 Tfsie in hybrid or combustion mode passes its drive forces noticeably on the steering wheel. Unfortunately, there is no all -wheel drive version in combination with the hybrid drive.
Audi Audi A3 40 TFSIE / PHEV
With the partial electrified A3 you are not sporty, but it is always a quick on the move. The combination with the six -stage double clutch transmission is not as filigree as the version with seven switching stages, but the boosting electric motor with its 80 kW bridges some speed jump when changing gear changes. The electrical range: 63 kilometers. Then it goes to a charging station for more than four hours to fully strengthen again.
Audi Audi A3 40 TFSIE / PHEV
Real kilometers eaters prefer to stay with the diesel
The standard consumption is 13.0 kWh or. 1.0 liters super at 100 kilometers. The tank volume: almost 40 liters. If you are traveling regularly on the highway on longer routes and then want to be quickly traveling, you should choose one of the petrol engines or a high torque of diesel. But their time seems to be slowly running around in the compact class there will hardly be any diesel from the mid -2020s. If you are traveling in the mixing traffic from the city center, motorway and country road, and can recharge your batteries at home or at work, you should be able to warm up for the Audi A3 40 Tfsie or its stronger brother 45 Tfsie with 245 hp.
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Especially because at least 38.440 euro vehicle also an excellent vehicle with a finely tailored chassis, pleasantly direct steering and a good space is also off the drive. The fact that the cargo space with 280 liters is significantly smaller than with the pure combustion engineer with the battery package, most should be able to come to mind. Anyone who surrounds the rear seats can at least 1.Use 100 liters and look forward to the electric tailgate.
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Two extra modes for the battery
The interior of the Audi A3 PHEV does not differ from that of other motor variants. There are animated instruments, precise displays and easy operation by touch, steering wheel or language. The driving programs can be intertwined in an understandable manner via a button in the center console. In addition to the Hybrid and Elektro / EV mode, the two driving modes "Battery Hold" and "Battery Charge". At the first, the existing battery charge is kept up to date, in the "Charge" mode, the battery package is not released into the drive. The power flows can track drivers and occupants on the two animated displays – if it is interested. But for most, the Audi A3 40 Tfsie will hardly be more than a normal A3 that gets a stately grant and noteworthy tax advantages.
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