2016 Audi A3 e-tron Premium

2016 Audi A3 e-tron e-tron 1.4T Premium 4dr Front-wheel Drive Sportback
  • MSRP$37,900 Invoice$35,248
    • NA City
    • NA Hwy
  • Seating5
  • Doors4
  • Horsepower150 hp

Estimated Monthly Payment

Term 24 mo 36 mo 48 mo 60 mo 72 mo 84 mo
Payment $1,663 $1,136 $873 $715 $610 $536

2016 Audi A3 Buyer's Guide

When Audi’s A3 was reintroduced for the 2015 model year, it immediately established itself as the standard by which all other compact luxury cars should be judged. Handsome and well appointed, the smallest Audi was exceptionally well received. For the 2016 model year, Audi is reintroducing the four-door hatchback version of the highly regarded A3 to stand alongside the convertible and four-door sedan it rolled out for 2015. However, the 2016 Audi A3 Wagon will only be offered with a plug-in hybrid alternatively fueled powertrain, marking yet another groundbreaking move in the compact luxury car segment—as well as Audi’s first hybrid. Already considered innovators, Audi’s A3 e-Tron Wagon should push the marque even more top of mind when it comes to small luxury cars.

What's the difference between trims?

2016 Audi A3 1.8T
  • 17-inch wheels
  • HID headlights
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Leather upholstery
2016 Audi A3 2.0T
  • 18-inch wheels
  • Heated front seats
  • Power passenger seat
  • Keyless entry and ignition
2016 Audi A3 TDI
  • S line appearance package
  • 4G LTE mobile Wi-Fi Internet hot spot
  • Adaptive cruise control
  • LED headlights
2016 Audi A3 e-tron
  • Dual automatic climate control
  • HID headlights
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Parking assistance

What makes it move?

Propulsion comes from a turbocharged 1.4-liter inline four-cylinder engine, combined with a liquid-cooled, permanent magnet-driven electric motor. The A3 e-Tron produces a total system output of 204 horsepower and 258 ft-lbs of torque. This is routed to the front wheels through Audi’s six-speed automated manual transmission. An 8.8-kWh lithium-ion battery pack provides electrical energy storage and is packaged beneath the rear seat, allowing for a fully usable cargo area. The charging port hides behind the Audi logo on the grille when it’s not in use.

Why buy the 2016 Audi A3?

All the goodness of Audi’s delightful A3 combined with the utility of a four-door hatchback in addition to the fuel-efficiency and reduced emissions of a plug-in hybrid powertrain. What’s not to like? Further, as with most new electrics, applicable federal and state incentives and tax credits will make the A3 Wagon even more of an enticing purchase. Smartphone users will benefit from an application Audi commissioned to enable the car’s owner to remotely check on the status of their A3 e-tron. The application can be used to monitor battery status; as well as setting times for charging to begin automatically. The app can adjust the climate control system to remotely condition the car’s temperature while still it’s plugged in for added comfort and energy savings.

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