Audi Press Conference, Auto China 2014, Beijing

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It’s good to be behind to Beijing. We broach on a promise. Two years ago, we presented a Audi A6 L e-tron judgment here. Today, we can tell you: We are going to move it to a market. Audi is moulding a destiny of electric mobility.

Already currently we have 3 full variety in a Chinese market: a Audi A6*, a Audi A8* and a Audi Q5 hybrid quattro*. We are formulating solutions that are amazing, not usually since they are future-oriented and technologically advanced. We are formulating solutions rather since they make clarity for a customers. That’s because we strongly trust in a Audi e-tron plug-in hybrid strategy.

Our initial plug-in hybrid on a Chinese marketplace will be a Audi A3 Sportback*.

It comes to a marketplace as of 2015 and combines a gasoline engine with an electric motor. Its electric operation meets a need of a daily commute: It allows we to expostulate adult to 50 kilometers totally emission-free – for instance in a city or in civic areas. And with an altogether operation of adult to 940 kilometers, a A3 e-tron is also a champion of prolonged distances.

This plug-in hybrid is a initial in a reward compress class. And it is a really absolute one: The Audi A3 e-tron offers a complement opening of 204 horsepower and a limit speed of 222 kilometers per hour. Standard fuel expenditure is 1.5 liters and CO2 emissions per kilometer is 35 grams: That’s where a engineers done a genuine breakthrough. With a Audi A3 Sportback e-tron, we mix sustainability, potency and dynamics like never before.

In a years to come, we will globally launch a new Audi e-tron each year: we have already mentioned a A3 e-tron and a A6 e-tron. Our flagship indication A8 and a tip SUV indication Q7 will be offering as e-tron models as well. Our idea is to have an e-tron chronicle of all pivotal indication array by 2020.

With a and of some-more than 21 percent in China, we have only reported a many successful initial entertain in a history. Here, we are portion a largest singular marketplace and in fact, China has turn a second home.

This clever position is a outcome of dual pivotal success factors: With 25 years in a market, we have a deepest bargain of what a business need. And, we have a clever partner during a side.

Currently, we are scheming for continued success and prosperity. In 2014, we essay to outperform a ubiquitous marketplace expansion in China and grasp a double-digit expansion rate. In other words, we are really focused to broach distant some-more than half a million automobiles to a customers.

Just to discuss dual milestones of a progress: We are fluctuating a prolongation capacities in Changchun and Foshan adult to 700.000 automobiles per year with Foshan being home to a earnest Audi A3 Sedan. And we are opening a new dealership roughly each week.

You see: We are committed to serve extend a care as  the number-one reward automotive code in China. Thank you.

Fuel expenditure of a models named above:

Audi A3 Sedan:
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 7 – 3,8;
Combined CO2-emissions in g/km: 162 – 99

Audi A3 Sportback e-tron:
Provisional data:
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 1,5;
Combined CO2-emissions in g/km: 35

Audi Q5 hybrid quattro:
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 6,9;
Combined CO2-emissions in g/km: 159

Audi A6 hybrid:
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 6,2;
Combined CO2-emissions in g/km: 145

Audi A8 hybrid:
Combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 6,3;
Combined CO2-emissions in g/km: 146