Audi continues its electrification campaign in the compact class: Presales of the A3 Sportback 45 TFSI e will start in Germany this week.
The brand with the four rings is thereby complementing the A3 Sportback 40 TFSI e with a sporty model that has more power and more extensive equipment.
Its plug-in hybrid drive has a system output of 180 kW (245 PS) and 400 Nm (295.0 lb-ft) of system torque.
Like its sister model, the new A3 Sportback 45 TFSI e is equipped with a 1.4-liter combustion engine.
It outputs 110 kW (150 PS) and 250 Nm (184.4 lb-ft) of torque.
The electric drive is powered by a permanently excited synchronous machine that outputs 80 kW and 330 Nm (243.4 lb-ft) of torque.