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Re: Official Audi A3 e-tron thread

Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:25 am

Nothing posted on the A3 e-tron lately so will share this ... hopefully NOT $51K as that simply won't fly with U.S. buyers with the latest round of competitors

Pricing for the A3 Sportback e-tron has not been announced for U.S. buyers, but European pricing has been set at 37,900 euros ($51,574 USD); the standard BMW i3 starts at $41,350, while the range-extended model starts at $45,200.

http://www.autoevolution.com/news/audi-planning-full-range-of-plug-in-hybrids-83572.html

Still looks great though

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Re: Official Audi A3 e-tron thread

Wed Jul 09, 2014 3:37 am

Those are great looking wheels which means.......... Audi will be changing them to something stupid and ugly looking for the cars US release(whenever that is)

somone want to photo shop some stupid aero wheels on that A3 pic and send it to the Audi execs ? and while your at it pus some dumb graphics on the side too.

maybe we can prevent another destruction of a nice looking ICE into stupid ugly.
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Re: Official Audi A3 e-tron thread

Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:33 pm

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Re: Official Audi A3 e-tron thread

Tue Jul 15, 2014 7:07 pm

Thanks for this. But oh my...
What confused us at first is that you can engage this 'regen' function by either hitting one of the steering wheel shifter paddles, pushing the shift selector into S or tapping the brakes. They all do the same thing (engage the motor), but that wasn't in any way clear. Tapping the brakes doesn't shift you into manual mode, of course, and if you use the paddles, the car will automatically revert to automatic transmission mode....
ZZzz...
I am so not interested in this. Sounds like they really really just wanted to find a way to get someone who wants an electric car to think that Audi was selling one.
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I'm not sure what the brain trust at Audi is doing here but from this article, I definitely don't want one. A shame because I think they make a fine A4-S7.

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Re: Official Audi A3 e-tron thread

Thu Jul 31, 2014 4:51 pm

GCR article:

"2016 Audi A3 e-tron: First Drive"

http://www.greencarreports.com/news/109 ... irst-drive
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Re: Official Audi A3 e-tron thread

Thu Jul 31, 2014 5:11 pm

redLEAF wrote:Nothing posted on the A3 e-tron lately so will share this ... hopefully NOT $51K as that simply won't fly with U.S. buyers with the latest round of competitors

Pricing for the A3 Sportback e-tron has not been announced for U.S. buyers, but European pricing has been set at 37,900 euros ($51,574 USD); the standard BMW i3 starts at $41,350, while the range-extended model starts at $45,200.



FYI the i3 is 34.950,00 € in Germany, with the RE model being 39.950,00 €. So we should expect a similar price for the A3 than the i3. German/European prices are always way higher than the US equivalent.

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Re: Official Audi A3 e-tron thread

Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:39 pm

Looks like the base model (that's specced pretty nicely, though) is going to be around 34 grand after federal rebates:

http://insideevs.com/audi-a3-e-tron-pri ... -open-now/

That's 7 grand more than the base Volt, with half the EV range, but I'd still take A3 instead, probably. Not too much more to spend to get some more "premium" goodies. And at least adaptive cruise is available, though only on the highest trim.

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Re: Official Audi A3 e-tron thread

Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:13 pm

pkulak wrote:Looks like the base model (that's specced pretty nicely, though) is going to be around 34 grand after federal rebates:

http://insideevs.com/audi-a3-e-tron-pri ... -open-now/

That's 7 grand more than the base Volt, with half the EV range, but I'd still take A3 instead, probably. Not too much more to spend to get some more "premium" goodies. And at least adaptive cruise is available, though only on the highest trim.

If I needed to buy a car now (and I had somewhere to charge this that was less expensive than buying gas), it would definitely be on my list of possibles. I'd be happy to see it stripped a bit to drop the price even further; I prefer cloth, non-power seats, but I expect that puts me at odds with the majority of their target demographic. I'd probably even do without the sunroof, but I'd have to see it first. Maybe we won't see something like this unless they bring a Golf GTE Sportwagen here.
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Re: Official Audi A3 e-tron thread

Wed Aug 05, 2015 6:07 pm

pkulak wrote:Looks like the base model (that's specced pretty nicely, though) is going to be around 34 grand after federal rebates:

http://insideevs.com/audi-a3-e-tron-pri ... -open-now/

That's 7 grand more than the base Volt, with half the EV range, but I'd still take A3 instead, probably. Not too much more to spend to get some more "premium" goodies. And at least adaptive cruise is available, though only on the highest trim.


Thanks for posting the update, decent pricing! I had considered the ICE version of the A3 hatch when it first came out a few years back but it had a tight rear seat; will be curious if this latest version is a bit roomier as has reported. Also, like the new look.
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Re: Official Audi A3 e-tron thread

Thu Aug 06, 2015 4:28 am

GRA wrote:I'd be happy to see it stripped a bit to drop the price even further; I prefer cloth, non-power seats, but I expect that puts me at odds with the majority of their target demographic.


While it's not unusual in Europe to see "poverty-spec" Audis, that sounds like an oxymoron to North American ears, so we only see high-spec cars with engines that aren't typically delivered to European buyers.
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