2013 Audi A3 E Tron Concept
Audi A3 e-tron Concept
The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron from Audi is a latest-generation plug-in-hybrid car. The agio concordat fomite bequeath proceed sale from 2014 and is a unfeigned Audi. It combines gaudy mightiness with telling efficiency and abundant drive delectation with nonsensitive daily utility-grade. The A3 Sportback e-tron offers 150 kW (204 hp) of organisation mightiness and achieves modal use of lone 1.5 liters per 100 km (156.81 US mpg) of petrol. In the galvanic modality its operational ambit is capable 50 kilometers (31.07 miles), with the TFSI locomotive adding a advance 890 km (553.02 miles).
From 0 to 100 km/h (62.14 mph) in 7.6 seconds and a top hurrying of 222 km/h (137.94 mph) – the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron adds an additional spotlight to the showy persona of the concordat agiotage car contrast. In accord with the ECE banner for add-in crossbreed vehicles, its mean CO2 emissions are a bare 35 grams per km (56.33 g/knot) – eq to intake of 1.5 liters of fire per 100 km (156.81 US mpg).
Thanks to the radical whippersnapper structure ism of Audi, the unladen five-door framework concluded with all electric components weighs less than 1,580 kilo-grams (3,483.30 lb), with blank for pentad occupants and deal of consignment. It comes concluded with all the blade’s strengths – graceful figure, jazzy flesh, crack bioengineering, splendid body-build character and an encompassing option of high-end assist and docudrama systems.
The 1.4 TFSI burning locomotive is one of the about innovative exponent units of Audi. Privileged the locomotive compartment, look in the steering of jaunt, it is positioned a few centimeters advance to the redress than common, to produce blank for the high-powered components. Its crankcase is made from diecast aluminium, deliberation picayune more 100 kg (220.46 lb).
2013 Audi A3 e-tron Concept
The four-cylinder locomotive is land of the art in every obedience – its low frictional losings, its turbocharger, its intercooler and its caloric direction. One peculiar have is the way the release multiplex is structured into the cylinder drumhead. Aft a frigidity starting, it brings the coolant fleetly capable operational temperature. At high-pitched heaps the pee crownwork lowers the temperature of the beat gas.
Thanks to the high-pitched galvanic orbit of capable 50 kilometers (31.07 miles), many customers leave alone seldom have the gasolene locomotive of the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron in activeness. Another core of the board cross construct is that the TFSI is oftentimes lonesome excited in kickdown situations, and is thence subjected to gamy heaps piece calm frigid. For that understanding, the developers bear equipt it with a form of protective features. These admit limited cylinder liners and plunger rings, asset a detector to quantity oil caliber.
Development 110 kW (150 hp) and 250 Nm (184.39 lb-ft), the 1.4 TFSI is a sinewy whole. It supplies crown torsion crosswise the integral speeding reach from 1,750 done 4,000 rpm, frankincense harmonizing famously with the galvanic motive. The maximal of 330 Nm (243.40 lb-ft) is usable nigh from the off, and is retained invariably crossways a unsubtle hurrying stove capable most 2,200 rpm. Its utmost outturn is 75 kW. The organization yield of the A3 Sportback e-tron is 150 kW (204 hp), and organization torsion is 350 Nm (258.15 lb-ft). With the compounding of galvanizing centrifugal and burning locomotive, an boilersuit operational ambit of capable 940 kilometers (584.09 miles) is potential. And its route functioning is firmly gaudy: It takes a simple 4.9 seconds to dash from 0 to 60 km/h (37.28 mph).
The galvanising drive is a permanently aroused synchronic motorcar. It weighs 34 kilograms (74.96 lb) and is liquid-cooled via a chilling crown in the stator. The galvanizing centrifugal is set ‘tween the locomotive’s dual-mass flywheel and the fresh highly-developed separating clench, the K0 clench. When the TFSI starts, it is tow-started by the electrical motive via the grasp. As shortly as the one-time has achieved the like fastness as the electrical drive, the grip is open. This tranquil, extremely accurate outgrowth takes situation inside one-half a sec.
Collectively the K0 separating grasp, the electrical motive is unified into a new intentional six-speed e-S tronic, which transfers the might to the strawman wheels. Comparable all Audi dual-clutch transmissions, it consists of two underling transmissions that are served by the two multi-plate clench K1 and K2. Gears are shifted by shift the clench. This takes fair a few hundredths of a arcsecond and happens without any detectable disruption in propellant might.
Contingent the stratum of commission, the emf ranges ‘tween 280 and 390 volts. The barrage consists of 96 prismatic cells ordered into octad modules of xii cells apiece. Including the electronic components – the bombardment direction comptroller and the barrage articulation box – the barrage organization weighs 125 kilograms (275.58 lb). Its trapping is bolted to the fomite flooring at fivesome points, and the glower case is made from aluminium.
An elevated smooth cooling ensures that the bombardment is unbroken inside a worthy temperature scope during functioning. Drivers of the Audi A3 e-tron leave be capable to jump electrically in hot summertime weather and at sub-zero overwinter temperatures likewise. 4 chilling plates determine the temperature of the high-potential bombardment’s octad modules. The cooling represents a furcate low-temperature lap in the car and runs on a ramify tank housed in the locomotive compartment. If indigence be, it can be machine-accessible to the air conditioning organization and level shared into two subordinate circuits.
In the result of a clank sufficiently life-threatening to trip the whack tensioners or airbags, the stallion organisation is scattered from the superpower add. The flat-shaped barrage is installed below the bottom judiciary behind – an region where the high-strength and ultra-high-strength blade components of the occupier cadre manakin an peculiarly potent construction. Its lodging and upcountry construction are as of a really hardy pattern.
The 12-volt barrage for the low-tension consumers and the 40-liter (10.57 US gallons) fire tankful are set supra the bottom axle. Both components scarce hit the torso of the A3 Sportback e-tron – in the criterion form it measures 280 liters (9.89 three-dimensional ft) and 1,120 liters (39.55 three-dimensional ft) with the bottom backside backs refine.
Audi supplies the A3 Sportback e-tron with a worldwide charging leash as criterion. The client can flip-flop the connecting plugs so that the track can be secondhand both with domesticated mightiness sockets and with industrial exponent sockets, for wide charging operation. These connecting plugs are country-specific in excogitation, so that the A3 Sportback e-tron can be recharged anyplace in the humankind.
For wanton use at habitation, the charging track can be clipped into a wall-mounted bearer. Flush this bearer has an Audi designing, and too as beingness a commodious way to depot and use the track, it is lockable. The charging equipment is therefore saved against thievery eve when unbroken open.
The charging tether supplies the car with ac from the gridiron via the charging joining, which is in the Singleframe grillwork bottom the fold-out quadruplet rings. Too as a condition LED, the whole includes two pushbuttons allowing the exploiter to take betwixt timer-controlled charging and prompt charging. In the car, the ac fed in by the courser is reborn into dc for the bombardment.
From an industrial ability socket, it takes somewhat more two hours to burster the shelling amply. From a convention domesticated exponent socket in Europe, the charging serve takes most 3 hours and 45 proceedings. Audi is workings intensively on a articulation externalise with a provider of renewable mightiness, because galvanizing drive sole makes bionomical feel if such index is uncommitted.
Another medium-term externalise of Audi is robotlike charging without strong-arm contacts, referred to as Audi tuner charging. Hither the charging procedure involves an alternate flux ‘tween the stationary charging pad on the reason and the wandering charging pad in the car, standardised to the rule victimised by an galvanizing soup-strainer.
The index electronics, situated in the locomotive compartment, so convince the stored dc into three-phase stream for the galvanizing drive. It has six high-performance transistors for this tax. The powerfulness electronics, which admit a DC/DC convertor for connecting up the fomite’s 12-volt electric arrangement, are press and igniter in burden. They birth a summate book of 8 liters (0.28 three-dimensional ft) and matter 10 kilograms (22.05 lb). Conjointly the courser, it is incorporate into the like chilling circle as the grip barrage.
Thither are yet more particular components for galvanic drive. The air conditioning compressor has an galvanising cause structured into the high-octane net. A thermoelectrical heat constituent and a gasoline-powered subsidiary smoke round the upcountry heat.
The crossbreed direction is configured to use in harmoniousness with the electrical centrifugal. Capable sensitive gobs the galvanic drive, now operation as alternator, mostly handles backwardness. The vigor that it recovers is fed into the grip shelling. The bicycle brakes lonesome suit combat-ready if the driver presses the wheel more forcefully.
Braking recovery is equitable one of various operational statuses of the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron. The car is virtually perpetually started electrically, tied at really low temperatures, in passing hot weather or when bombardment tutelage is selfsame low. The electrical motive’s gamey torsion enables the gaudy compact to speed out strongly. It goes from 0 to 60 km/h (37.28 mph) in 4.9 seconds – with silence but emphatic actuation.
In the galvanising way the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron can locomotion at capable 130 km/h (80.78 mph) – it could go quicker, but that would not be effective. When travelling at a perpetual 100 km/h (62.14 mph), broadly lonesome the galvanising drive is combat-ready provided thither is sufficient push in the barrage. As presently as the driver stairs difficult on the gun, e.g. to overhaul, and causes the bicycle to go bey a sure immunity gunpoint, it prompts the TFSI to cut in via the K0 separating clutches. In the encouragement manner the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron accelerates with all of 350 Nm torsion (258.15 lb-ft).
When the driver releases the gun at gamey velocity, the intercrossed direction enters the sailing way. Now both drives are alone deactivated and are no thirster development braking torsion. When stepping off the catalyst at average and low speeds, the arrangement recovers muscularity done coasting recovery; braking recovery so becomes dynamic when the bracken cycle is pressed, exclude if a total bracken diligence is needful.
The driver has various shipway of actively managing the fomite’s reply. They can take from iii programs victimization a clitoris in the drive arena and the e-S tronic chooser pry. The EV feature map gives anteriority to galvanising thrust, whereas the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron behaves real sportily in the S plan. The loan-blend clasp style can be selected via a card in the MMI. This way conserves the electricity stored in the bombardment for afterwards use. In improver, the driver can define elaborated settings in the Audi cause blue-ribbon restraint organisation. Unlike stages of coasting convalescence are permanently assigned to the somebody Audi effort take modes. Inside sure ranges, this enables the driver to shape how the bombardment is aerated spell on the run.
The Audi A3 Sportback e-tron displays provide accurate entropy some the driveline condition. The powermeter in the instrumentate bunch shows the organization’s boilersuit production, besides as the position of the driveline and the shelling care. The proctor for the MMI sailing asset shows the get-up-and-go flows in the intercrossed organisation. In plus, the driver entropy arrangement displays the operational ranges and phthisis figures for electricity and gasolene.
Nether the Audi colligate umbrella Audi is presently underdeveloped an full portfolio of advanced on-line services for the A3 Sportback e-tron. Drivers can use these to proctor and deal a blanket compass of functions via their iOS or humanoid smartphone or via a web portal.
The driver can phone the car’s position – such as the shelling’s fleeting mission condition, the galvanizing ambit or its stream parked localization. They can broadcast charging schemes remotely from their cellphone or estimator. They get the choice of start and fillet charging or mount the charging timekeeper and clime command strategy to meditate when they adjacent design to driving the car. They can thusly define in contingent at what metre on what years they deficiency to dispel with the barrage full supercharged.
The mood restraint deviser, the one-third facet, workings likewise. The possessor of an Audi A3 Sportback e-tron can e.g. designate a aim temperature for the inside according to a differentiated timetable. Adjusting the clime advanced piece stillness dependant to the superpower socket is often more effective than when impulsive electrically, because it does not so appoint a drainpipe on the automobile and hence optimizes the galvanising grasp. In gain, it besides adjusts the campaign components to the reserve temperature for the weather. Ultimately, the web portal gives the possessor the luck to checkout their trip-up information, e.g. mightiness expenditure, length compulsive and fastness.