2016 Audi A3 Sportback - specifications, interior and video
The German automaker announced the release of 2016 Audi A3 Sportback which would be presented at the exhibition in New York Auto Show in summer 2016 and the novelty will join to the line-up of legendary Audi A3 family.
2016 Audi A3 Sportback is the first five-door hatchback in the world which by design and technical characteristics looks like more powerful sportcar rather than comfortable family car. Dynamics can be felt in all, even its appearance — exterior is followed the way of "sports" traditions of Audi. In practice, however, base motor with 250 HP is able to accelerate up to 100 km/h in less than 6 seconds.
Until now, Sportback hatchbacks were produced only in hybrid form of E-Tron versions, and TDI was only in sedans, but the new 2016 Audi A3 Sportback combines the body of the first with the power of the second.
2.0-liter, four-cylindered turbo diesel engine of E-Tron generates 150 HP power and is connected with the six speed transmission gearbox.
As the whole year is ahead, the manufacturer confirmed that most of technical information such as performance and fuel consumption is not fully decided but because 2016 Audi A3 Sportback will become part of a team that already includes Audi A6, A7, A8, Q5 and Q7, it is quite possible to rely on low sound diesel engine and rich interior combination.
North American press service of Audi has not released detailed technical characteristics of hybrid version of 2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron. However, European modification of the car can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.6 seconds and its top speed is 222 km/h (138 mph). Briefly, the model consumes only 1.5 liters of fuel per 100 km, and can overcome the electric range up to 50 km. Hybrid Audi A3 Sportback also has Xenon headlights, panoramic sunroof and 16-inch alloy wheels. In the salon, clients receive dual-zone automatic climate control, leather steering wheel, and MMI information-entertainment 7-inch display system.