Audi A3 E-tron hybrid on sale mid-2014

* Audi's plug-in hybrid A3 * Will cost from around 38,000 in Europe * 35g/km CO2, 188mpg, 31-mile electric range...

Audi A3 E-tron hybrid on sale mid-2014

The Audi A3 E-tron hybrid will be coming to the UK mid-way through next year, the car maker has confirmed.

The plug-in hybrid pairs a 148bhp 1.4-litre petrol engine with an electric motor to produce a combined output of 201bhp. This gets the car from 0-62mph in 7.6 seconds and on to a top speed of 138mph. It has an electric-only range of 31 miles.

Audi also revealed that the A3 E-tron is likely to cost around 38,000 when it goes on sale in Europe, which is 32,500.

E-tron technician Oscar da Silva Martins, said: 'The E-tron will sit in the range as its own trim level, and will get a good level of standard kit.

'The latest MMI system is standard along with the panoramic sunroof. The paint, wheels and interior will all be customisable.'

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By Rory White