Audi unveiled its three-door eco-friendly A1 hybrid at the 2007 Tokyo Auto Show, but this year's Paris Motor Show gives us our first look at the A1's five-door variant, the compact A1 Sportback Hybrid.
The A1 Sportback Hybrid can go for 60 miles between charges and gets 72 MPG thereafter.. The A1 also boasts a 7.9-second 0-60 speed, courtesy of a combination of its 1.4 TFSI engine and the extra 27 horsepower added by the electric motor.
While this eco-friendly automobile's gas bills are easy on the eyes, it's still a power-packed Audi. There are two driver modes, Efficiency and Sport, for when you need a boost of added power or need to conserve enough fuel to make it to the next exit on the highway.
The Audi A1 Sportback Hybrid
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