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Audi A3 Sportback e-tron road test report and review

Audi A3 Sportback e-tron road test report and review

AS premium class back-markers in the modern race to introduce electric models – great rivals BMW and Mercedes are already switched on – Audi will start to catch up in the New Year with the addition of this peppy plug-in hybrid version to their top-selling A3 range.

It marries the brand’s existing 150 PS 1.4 turbo petrol engine to a new 102 PS electric motor, sitting alongside it under the bonnet and energised remotely from a special high-voltage, lithium-ion battery pack in the floor under the rear bench seat. Housing that, plus the car’s normal 12v battery in that area has reduced boot volume by 100 litres, while adding 125 kg to the kerb weight, without drastically affecting the handling.

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Audi A3 Sportback

Audi A3 Sportback road test: We look at latest models

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: Audi A3 Sportback As the latest Audi A3 Sportback hits the showrooms, MARTYN COLLINS drives a selection of models from the new line-up. THE name Sportback, alongside Avant, has become a byword for all practical Audi models. Well, now it’s back on the exceptionally successful A3. On top of totally […]

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New car registrations increase in April

THERE was more good news for UK motor industry last month as new car registrations increased by 14.8 per cent, totalling  163,357 units. This was the best April performance since 2008. The figures were released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). The Society notes that there was high demand for some models […]

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Audi A1 CoD

Fuel-saving boost from Audi

AUDI has expanded its A1 and A3 ranges to include new high-tech Cylinder-on-Demand petrol models offering up to 60.1mpg. The new models, which start from £16,740, are capable of making a near seamless switch between two and four cylinder operation in as little as 13 milliseconds. And while these advanced petrol-powered models can cruise frugally […]

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Top Gear's P45

Top Gear’s P45 micro car parks itself in a new home!

AFTER his epic failure in his bid to secure funding from the Dragon’s Den millionaires, Jeremy Clarkson has sent his weird but wonderful P45 “city car” to Beaulieu where it will join the Top Gear display. In the first episode of the 19th series of Top Gear, Clarkson returned to our screens at full throttle […]

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When sun shines, make most of it with Golf cabrio

ROAD TEST REPORT AND REVIEW: VW GOLF CABRIOLET GT BlueMotion 2.0 TDI 140PS Baffled as to why convertible car owners don’t go topless when the sun shines DAVID HOOPER says Volkswagen’s Golf Cabriolet is one of the best drop-tops on sale today.I DO like happy coincidences and for once, my road test of a beautiful […]

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Volvo reveals its all-new V40 at the Geneva Show

Volvo has unveiled an all-new V40 at the Geneva Motor Show this week which will go head-to-head with the BMW 1 Series and Audi A3 in the premium hatch class. With characteristic Volvo styling shrink-wrapped into a compact package, Volvo’s president and CEO Stefan Jacoby explained: “The all-new V40 is the first new model that […]

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Used Seat Leons are cheaper than VW or Audi rivals

The Leon is a radically styled, Golf-based entrant into the Focus class. The pleasing but radical styling and non-premium badge have kept prices soft when compared to the Golf or Audi A3 which are essentially the same car underneath. But with no significant updates, the design is not dating, but is rather standing the test […]

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