Five stars for the Audi A3 Sportback

April 6, 2015 in Audi Press Releases by admin

The Euro NCAP consortium has awarded the new Audi A3 Sportback e tron* the maximum five star rating for crash safety. This puts the first volume production plug in hybrid from Audi among the safest cars in its class.

The test panel was impressed by the Audi A3 Sportback e‑tron across the board: As a result the plug‑in hybrid earned top marks in protecting adults and children in a front, side or rear collision. The model also passed tests of its pedestrian protection with flying colors.

This year Euro NCAP additionally tested assistance systems for the first time. The A3 Sportback e-tron with Audi pre sense front and Audi active lane assist also fulfilled the stringent requirements in this category.

The model received the special “Euro NCAP advanced” prize for its Audi pre sense basic passenger protection system as well as for the Audi multicollision brake assist system that comes as standard equipment. This function initiates braking automatically in case of an accident to reduce the risk of skidding and the danger of a subsequent collision.

Established in 1997, the Euro NCAP consortium is made up of international representatives from European transport ministries, motoring associations, insurers and consumer organizations. The council tests the crash performance of new car models. The demanding test requirements of Euro NCAP far exceed the standards of European legislation. The latest test results will be published today on the Internet.

*Fuel consumption of the models named above:

Audi A3 Sportback e-tron:

Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 1.7 – 1.5** (138.4 – 156.8 US mpg);

Combined electricity consumption in Wh/km: 124 – 114**

Combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 39 – 35** (62.8 – 56.3 g/mi)

**The fuel consumption and the CO2 emissions of a vehicle vary due to the choice of wheels and tires. They not only depend on the efficient utilization of the fuel by the vehicle, but are also influenced by driving behavior and other non-technical factors.

via Audi MediaServices – Five stars for the Audi A3 Sportback.