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Available only in five-door Sportback form, the e-tron model is a plug-in petrol-electric hybrid. It’s really expensive on paper, although most owners will lease the car or use its incredibly low CO2 emissions to get low benefit-in-kind tax bills. It comes with a decent standard equipment list for the money: sat-nav, dual-zone climate control, full-LED headlights and Audi Connect online connectivity are all included.
Engine:1.4 TFSI e-tron
This hybrid powertrain combines an electric motor, a 1.4-litre turbo petrol engine and a six-speed automatic gearbox. You can travel around 18 miles on electric power alone (a full recharge takes four hours via a domestic plug socket) and super-low official CO2 emissions make it an enticing company car choice.