The Audi A3 range is being joined by a new, more powerful 45 TFSI e version of the Sportback. With peak system power of 242 bhp and 295.0 lb-ft of system torque, the new version is being positioned as a top-tier S line Competition model when it becomes available in the UK early in 2021.
Director of Audi UK, Andrew Doyle, welcomed the diversification in the A3 range, saying: “Audi established firm foundations for plug-in hybrid drive in the compact class with the A3 Sportback e-tron back in 2014. Now we have very effectively built on these by not only comprehensively updating the format for the A3 Sportback TFSI e, but also by introducing that format to the compact SUV segment for the first time in the new Q3 TFSI e.”
“By branching out the A3 range with an additional TFSI e S line Competition model that promises to broaden appeal through even stronger performance, without appreciably eroding the fundamental efficiency of the concept and the attractive BIK proposition it consequently presents for business users.”