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2022 Audi A3 now on sale in US with standard 48V MHEV; 24% better combined fuel economy in A3 40 TFSI quattro

The 2022 Audi A3 has started arriving in Audi dealerships across the US. The A3 features a standard 2.0-liter TFSI engine, generating a maximum 201 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. Augmented by a standard 48-volt mild-hybrid (MHEV) system, a first for the model, it has the ability to coast automatically with the engine temporailly shut off in many driving situations. That benefits the A3 with increased fuel efficiency.


The A3 40 TFSI quattro carries a 24% improvement in combined efficiency compared with the previous quattro model, with an EPA-estimated 28 mpg city/36 mpg highway/31 mpg combined.

Compared with the previous A3 from the 2020 model year, the entry 2022 A3 comes with an improved fuel-efficiency rating, with the front wheel drive model having a class-leading EPA-estimated 29 mpg city/38 mpg highway/32 mpg combined—a 2 mpg improvement across the board versus the previous generation.

For those seeking an amplified experience, the S3 comes with a more powerful TFSI engine with 306 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque.

The 2022 A3 offers the latest available technologies, such as Audi’s MMI touch display infotainment, with a standard 10.1" screen, and a host of standard and available technologies to make it as immersive as it is intuitive. The A3 features a redefined interior, delivering a sporty driver-oriented cockpit, with an available 12.3" Audi virtual cockpit. Additionally, the A3 now has an available head-up display and top-view camera system.

Available driver assistance features also have made their way into the new A3, including standard lane departure warning capabilities, available Audi cruise assist with lane guidance, as well as side assist with rear cross-traffic assist and Park assist.



Meanwhile a 0% ICE, 100% EV equivalent gets 200 to 300% better MPG, with tiny secondary CO2 emissions improving every year as the grid cleans up...


Anything with a complicated internal combustion engine is expensive to operate now that oil is $83 a barrel and fuel in some states is approaching $5 a gallon. My God! that's $100 to fill a 20 gallon tank. But, then I've been driving a BEV for the last 10 years and haven't kept up with the growth of 'pain at the pump.'


Heh.  I've been driving a PHEV since 2013; pump prices are mostly of academic interest to me now.  I've driven more than 2000 miles since I last filled the tank and it's still half-full.


The "other side of the coin" is that for the last 2000 miles that you've driven you've been wasting electric power lugging the weight of an ICE and fossil fuel in the tank around for what?


It's lighter than all the extra battery I'd need to drive on electricity alone.

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