2016 Audi A3 e-tron Canadian Release Date and Specs

If you head over to Audi Canada website at the time of this posting, you may find an exciting message scroll across the homepage banner: "The Audi A3 e-tron is coming soon." If that news has you excited, then let’s take a look at what we know about the 2016 Audi A3 e-tron Canadian release date and specs.

2016 Audi A3 e-tron Electric Range and Engine Specs

For those who aren't familiar with the A3 e-tron, it is a hybrid model that is the first Audi vehicle with a plug-in hybrid drive, combining both the power of a gasoline engine and the efficiency of an electric motor. Based on what we know of the U.S. specs for the 2016 Audi A3 Sportback e-tron, the electric motor produces 102 horsepower and 243 lb.-ft. of torque. With the 150-horsepower 1.4 TFSI gasoline engine and electric motor combined, the system generates 204 horsepower. We would expect the specs for the model in Canada to be the same or at least similar.

A3 e-tron

Based on the New European Driving Cycle standard, the A3 Sportback e-tron consumes only 1.5 liters of fuel per 100 km when equipped with 16-inch tires as previously revealed by Audi. That comes out to 156.8 US mpg, which is quite impressive. The model also has an electric driving range of up to 50 km, or 31.1. miles. Though exact Canadian specs are not revealed, we would not expect the 2016 Audi A3 e-tron specs for the model released in Canada to differ much from the ones posted here, though nothing can be confirmed.

2016 Audi A3 e-tron Release Date

We will have more information about standard features and other specs once the information is revealed, but we know that many drivers will just want to know when they can get behind the wheel. No official release date has been announced. The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron has already been in Europe and some reports online have suggested that it would be officially available in the United States by October, so we would expect it to begin rolling out in Canada at any time now.

Be sure to stay tuned for any further information on the 2016 Audi A3 e-tron Canadian release date and specs should they be revealed prior to an official release.