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Audi A3 Sportback e-tron
2018 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron
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$39,500
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8.5
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2019 BMW i3
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Overview

Engine
1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Hybrid
Engine
Electric
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
Single Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
N/A
Fuel Economy
City: 124 MPG
Hwy: 102 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
10.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
N/A
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
4 seater
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
33.7 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
36.9 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
1.4-liter Turbo Inline-4 Hybrid
Electric
Horsepower
204 hp @ 5000 rpm
170 hp @ 4800 rpm
Torque
258 lb-ft
184 lb-ft
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Single Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
35.8 ft
32.4 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
N/A
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
17" x 7.5"
19" x 5"
Rear Wheel Size
17" x 7.5"
19" x 5.5"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link

Tires

Front Tire
P225/45HR17
P155/70R19
Rear Tire
P225/45HR17
P175/60R19

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
36 MPG
113 MPG
City
N/A
124 MPG
Highway
N/A
102 MPG

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
10.6 gallons
N/A

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
169.7 in
158.3 in
Height
56.1 in
62.9 in
Max Width
70.3 in
69.9 in
Front Width
60.7 in
61.9 in
Rear Width
59.6 in
62 in
Wheelbase
103.5 in
101.2 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
4 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
41.2 in
40.5 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.7 in
39.6 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
54.8 in
53.6 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.4 in
31.9 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.5 in
37.2 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
52.9 in
49.2 in

Weight and Trailing

Curb Weight
3,616 lbs
2,972 lbs

Cargo Space

Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Up
13.6 ft³
15.1 ft³
Cargo Volume with Rear Seat Down
33.7 ft³
36.9 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Brilliant Black
  • Ibis White
Capparis White w/BMW i Frozen Blue Accent

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Cosmos Blue Metallic
  • Florett Silver Metallic
  • Glacier White Metallic
  • Monsoon Gray Metallic
  • Mythos Black Metallic
  • Nano Gray Metallic
  • Tango Red Metallic
  • Fluid Black w/BMW i Frozen Blue Accent
  • Imperial Blue Metallic w/Frozen Gray Accent
  • Jucaro Beige Metallic w/Frozen Grey Accent
  • Melbourne Red Metallic w/Frozen Gray Accent
  • Mineral Gray Metallic w/BMW i Frozen Blue Accent

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Chestnut Brown, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Rock Gray, Leather Seating Surfaces
  • Deka Dark, Cloth Upholstery
  • Giga Brown/Carum Spice, Natural Leather/Wool Cloth Upholstery
  • Mega Carum Spice Gray, Sensatec/Cloth Upholstery
  • Tera Dark Truffle, Vernasca Leather Upholstery

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Not Available
Optional
Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Smart Device Integration
Optional
Standard
WiFi Hotspot
Optional
Optional
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Not Available
Standard

Comfort

Navigation System
Optional
Standard
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
A/C
Standard
Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control
Not Available
Optional
Automatic Parking
Not Available
Optional
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Heated Front Seat(s)
Standard
Standard
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Not Available
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Not Available
Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Standard
Not Available
Universal Garage Door Opener
Not Available
Optional
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard
Telematics
Not Available
Standard

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Rear Parking Aid
Not Available
Standard
ABS
Standard
Standard
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Traction Control
Standard
Standard

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Knee Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Rear Side Air Bag
Standard
Not Available

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Hybrid/Electric Components
8 Years / 100,000 Miles
N/A
Maintenance
1 Years / 10,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / Unlimited Miles