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      03-23-2015 12:59 AM #1
      I'm not sure how long it has been up, but I just found the Sportback eTron on the Audi website.

      http://www.audiusa.com/models/audi-a3-sportback-e-tron

      The brochure says to expect it at select dealerships nationwide this summer.

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      03-24-2015 03:41 AM #2
      I seem to recall seeing this a few weeks ago. I think the time to sit up and notice is when you can "build" your e-Tron online. I think that would imply they're in manufacturing.

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      03-24-2015 01:57 PM #3
      I heard it may have been delayed from a dealer. I'll try to get more info from HQ when I have a moment.

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    6. 03-26-2015 10:43 AM #4
      Any chance Audi brings over the 2.0T Quattro sportback - gasoline version?

      Ideally, I'd like the S3 sportback but would settle for A3 sportback knowing that you could modify it to support my power "needs".

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      03-27-2015 10:17 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by John4378 View Post
      Any chance Audi brings over the 2.0T Quattro sportback - gasoline version?

      Ideally, I'd like the S3 sportback but would settle for A3 sportback knowing that you could modify it to support my power "needs".
      I was just down in AL driving the latest APR GTI Stage 3 and Golf R, all pre-production. The R just so good, which got me thinking about the Lancia Delta Integrale, which got me to thinking about the A3 Sportback. I really hope they do, though that remains to be seen. If a petrol quattro A3 Sportback were to happen, my guess would be after the facelift.

    8. 08-05-2015 08:20 PM #6
      A3 e-tron prices and configuration up on Audi USA site:

      http://www.audiusa.com/models/audi-a3-sportback-e-tron

      Base price $37,900.

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      08-05-2015 09:29 PM #7
      Can't wait! Looking at the Premium Plus model.
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      08-22-2015 03:35 AM #8
      Went to the dealer today and ordered a Scuba Blue with Titanium Grey interior, Premium Plus model. Should be here either October or December/January.
      -Benjamin

    11. 08-22-2015 03:53 PM #9
      Any idea with the mileage rating will be on this car?

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      09-24-2015 08:47 PM #10
      Supposedly mileage is between 19-22 for EV. As far as MPG for regular gas, it's the 1.4 liter TFSI so...

      I ordered the e-tron when pricing was announced in the US in August. Ordered a Premium Plus model in Scuba Blue with gray interior. No other options other than Apple Lightning Cable and a front license holder delete option. Finally got something a little concrete from the dealer:

      "Apparently there are 24 A3 e-trons in the ground in San Diego - enough for each dealer to have one on the floor and available for test drives starting October 5. Then there are 274 A3 e-trons scheduled for delivery in December. I believe your car is in that group."

      -Ben

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      I'm glad I didn't wait for the A3 Sportback TDI considering...

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      10-06-2015 04:31 PM #11
      Have you received your car yet? I'm really interested in your impression of the car.

      Quote Originally Posted by BruinToo View Post
      Supposedly mileage is between 19-22 for EV. As far as MPG for regular gas, it's the 1.4 liter TFSI so...

      I ordered the e-tron when pricing was announced in the US in August. Ordered a Premium Plus model in Scuba Blue with gray interior. No other options other than Apple Lightning Cable and a front license holder delete option. Finally got something a little concrete from the dealer:

      "Apparently there are 24 A3 e-trons in the ground in San Diego - enough for each dealer to have one on the floor and available for test drives starting October 5. Then there are 274 A3 e-trons scheduled for delivery in December. I believe your car is in that group."

      -Ben

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      I'm glad I didn't wait for the A3 Sportback TDI considering...

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      10-16-2015 01:05 PM #12
      I was able to drive one around San Francisco for a eTron Driving Experience. It was pretty awesome! You can barely hear the engine running if it kicks on. I loved all the technology compared with my 2010 A3 TDI, just a bit disappointed with the all EV driving range, they stated between 17-25 miles but the numbers aren't set in stone. Just not sure what to do since all the TDI related issues going on lately.
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      10-16-2015 04:15 PM #13
      I could have sworn I read something that indicated that it would get 30 miles EV range. This is a little disappointing as my drive to work is 14 miles one way.

      Quote Originally Posted by bmw511 View Post
      I was able to drive one around San Francisco for a eTron Driving Experience. It was pretty awesome! You can barely hear the engine running if it kicks on. I loved all the technology compared with my 2010 A3 TDI, just a bit disappointed with the all EV driving range, they stated between 17-25 miles but the numbers aren't set in stone. Just not sure what to do since all the TDI related issues going on lately.

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      10-16-2015 04:41 PM #14
      Yes I remember when I first read about the eTron a couple years back it was supposed to do 30 mile range, even said it on the Audi site... now from what they said it's in the teens, no numbers are solid however. I would assume around 20-30 since it is confirmed to have an 8.8kWh battery (not sure what the usable capacity is), the older Volt is 10.5kWh usable and it was rated at 38 miles. So even 8kWh in the eTron would push it around 30 miles (depending on how efficient it is). I would really love to replace my TDI with this.
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      10-17-2015 03:33 AM #15
      I think Audi is going to invest more in the E-tron line now that TDI line is pretty much tarnished goods. This is a good thing in my opinion because Diesel serves no purpose over here with Gasoline cars getting pretty good EPA numbers these days, not to mention how Audi TFSI cars here could have really benefited with even better gas mileage had Audi purposely not included the Efficiency Mode off Drive Select for the American Audi lineup. Eco mode generally adds about 5-7mpg to the range and while Europe has the Efficiency mode on their cars, it's mysteriously absent here.

      I also think Audi needs to release another trim to the Audi A3 Etron lineup, a pure EV model instead of a hybrid. Much like the spec model they showed off at the Tokyo Auto show in 2011.
      Perhaps turn that concept A3 Etron sedan into a production A3 model that is pure EV so it can compete with the Tesla Model 3 when it comes out that will be made to be affordable to the mass consumers unlike the Model S.
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      10-18-2015 01:47 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by bmw511 View Post
      I would really love to replace my TDI with this.

      I think that's going to become a more common feeling... Interested in real world numbers

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      10-19-2015 12:51 AM #17
      I think from most European owners of A3 e-tron what I'm reading online from posts in various forums is they get anywhere between 21-26 miles during the summer months. Officially in Europe it's rated at 30 miles, but EPA testing is stricter and most likely will be 19 miles total EV range. But your mileage will vary according to driving habits.

      Latest update from my salesperson is that I'm getting the car around December. I have ordered the Platinum Plus model in Scuba Blue with gray interior. No additional equipment other than a front license plate delete and a lightning cable. I'm replacing a 2006 A3 that's got over 140K miles on it.

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      10-19-2015 09:51 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by BruinToo View Post
      I think from most European owners of A3 e-tron what I'm reading online from posts in various forums is they get anywhere between 21-26 miles during the summer months. Officially in Europe it's rated at 30 miles, but EPA testing is stricter and most likely will be 19 miles total EV range. But your mileage will vary according to driving habits.

      Latest update from my salesperson is that I'm getting the car around December. I have ordered the Platinum Plus model in Scuba Blue with gray interior. No additional equipment other than a front license plate delete and a lightning cable. I'm replacing a 2006 A3 that's got over 140K miles on it.

      -Ben
      I'm attending the US domestic launch next week. Have not driven one yet but am excited to based on what I've heard from friends at HQ.

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      10-21-2015 04:54 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
      I'm attending the US domestic launch next week. Have not driven one yet but am excited to based on what I've heard from friends at HQ.
      George,
      Can you also find out what happens when EV miles get depleted? I mean does the car's performance drops to 148 HP of the ICE, or does the battery reserve some power (even though it says zero miles on display) for the electric motor?
      Thanks,
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      10-29-2015 07:22 PM #20
      What does it mean when the car is in dealer's inventory page (website) with a V.I.N. number? Does it mean it's at the port? I noticed that e-tron inventory is now in most of the Audi dealers website inventory lists.
      -Benjamin

    23. 10-31-2015 01:30 AM #21
      BruinToo

      There is a mode you can put the car into, unlike any other hybrids on the market. Where you can switch the car while drive to charge the car. They say with completely empty batteries, it will take less than 20 min's to fully charge. I'm guessing that there will be more drag on the motor and that in those 20 mins you will probably be getting worse gas Milage.

    24. 10-31-2015 12:18 PM #22
      I have two deposits on two different strobe, both have arrived at the ports buy no one knows when Audi will release the car. It could be next week, two weeks, next month, or January... They originally told me once the car arrived to port I'd have it with in days.

      As far as EV mode, once the car depletes its batteries, you have the ability to charge them while driving. There is a mode or option you can activate.

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      11-12-2015 03:42 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
      I'm attending the US domestic launch next week. Have not driven one yet but am excited to based on what I've heard from friends at HQ.
      FOURTITUDE review of the A3 e-tron test drive?
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      11-12-2015 07:09 PM #24
      Curious why there are two models, the A3 e-tron ultra and A3 e-tron. Supposedly the ultra is the base model and the non-ultra is the Premium Plus and Prestige models.
      In any case, the e-tron Ultra is rated at 86 MPGe, with a combined city/highway of 39 MPG and 17 miles EV range. The e-tron is rated at 83 MPGe with a combined city/highway of 35 MPG and 16 miles EV range. A bit disappointing considering it was 31 EV range in Europe and supposedly 20-25 range US EV range when it was announced a year ago.

      EPA details here.

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      11-12-2015 08:20 PM #25
      Here AudiUSA gives us three trims. Premium, Premium Plus, Prestige .


      So I don't know what territory this EPA link is from but ultra sounds better than non-ultra.

      It's like how Audi in Canada calls there trims Komfort, Progressiv, and Technik.
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