Audi e-tron A3 Variant Revealed

April 11, 2011 / No Comments

Adding to the car maker’s lineup of e-tron concept vehicles, Audi has unveiled an A3 variant. Looking similar in design with the standard model, the new A3 variant comes with notable changes in the interiors.

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The A3 e-tron has been offered a revised instrument cluster, Alcantara seats, a heated windshield and an optimized air conditioning system. These revisions make it different, so to say.

The car is driven by a 26.5 kWh lithium-ion battery that imparts power to an electric motor with a peak output of 136 PS (100 kW / 134 hp) and 270 Nm (199 lb-ft) of torque. This set up makes it race from 0-100 km/h in just about 11.2 seconds, and it boasts of a limited top speed of 145 km/h (90 mph).

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The variant has the capability to run up to 140 km on a single charge. Further, the battery can be recharged in about nine hours with a 230V household outlet. If you are using a 400 V rapid charger, you just need to plug in for around four hours to fill the battery again.

There has been no word on when the A3 will hit retail. Stay tuned.

(Via WCF)