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    October 24, 2012

    By: Joel Boucher

    Munich, Germany – With the recent introduction of e-tron technology in the Le Mans winning R18 e-tron quattro, it was only a matter of time until the same Audi future engines began to trickle down into consumer sport and urban concept vehicles, for good reason. With increasing demand for the perfect balance of efficiency and power, it seems as natural a fit as Bratwurst und Bier.

    The Audi A1 e-tron proves that the future will be dynamic, efficient, kinder to the environment and your wallet.

    Utilizing a dual-mode hybrid system with a 1.5 litre 3cyl mid mounted engine producing 97kW (130hp) mated to a 51kW electric motor responsible for starting the petrol engine as well as generating/recovering energy lost during electric operation. The front mounted electric motor produces 86.5kW, driving the front wheels via a single-speed transmission.