Euro NCAP gives 5 stars to Audi A3 Sportback e-tron for Crash Safety

Article by Andrew Christian, on October 12, 2014

The European New Car Assessment Programme gave a five-star rating to the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron for crash safety. This makes the A3 the safest vehicle in its category. The panel who conducted the tests was impressed with the A3 on a number of categories.

The A3, for example, obtained high scores when it came to protecting both children and adults when it came to collisions whether from the front, back, or side. Audi also passed with flying colors for pedestrian protection.

The Euro NCAP panel had added a new category -- the assistance system. Just like with the other categories, the A3 passed the test with the Audi pre sense front and active lane assist. Thus, the model also received the special "Euro NCAP Advanced" award for this protection system and the Multi Collision Brake Assist System.

This system allows the model to automatically brake during an accident and reduce the chances of skidding as well as the risk of added collision.

The Euro NCAP consortium was established in 1997 and is composed of representatives from the different European transport ministries, motoring associations, Insurers and Consumer Organizations. The standards set by Euro NCAP remain to be more stringent than those required by European laws.

Press Release

Five stars for the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron from Euro NCAP

The Euro NCAP consortium has Awarded The New Audi A3 Sportback e tron * the maximum five star rating for crash safety. This puts the first volume production plug in hybrid from Audi among the safest cars in its class.
The test panel was impressed by the Audi A3 Sportback e-tron across the board: as a result the plug-in hybrid earned top marks in protecting adults and children in a front, side or rear collision. The model therefore passed tests of its pedestrian protection with flying colors.

This year Euro NCAP additionally tested assistance system for the first time. The A3 Sportback e-tron with Audi pre sense front and Audi active lane assist so Fulfilled the stringent requirements in this category.

The model received the special "Euro NCAP Advanced" prize for its Audi pre sense basic passenger protection system as well as for the Audi Multi Collision Brake Assist System comes as standard equipment did. This function Initiates braking automatically in case of an accident to reduce risk of skidding and the the danger of a Subsequent Collision.

Established in 1997, the Euro NCAP consortium is made up of international Representatives from European transport ministries, motoring associations, Insurers and Consumer Organizations. The council tests the crash performance of new car models. The demanding test requirements of Euro NCAP far exceed the standards of European legislation. The latest test results will be published today on the Internet.

* Fuel consumption of the models named above:

Audi A3 Sportback e-tron:
Combined fuel consumption in l / 100 km: 1.7 - 1.5 ** (138.4 - 156.8 US mpg);
Combined electricity consumption in Wh / km: 124-114 **
Combined CO2 emissions in g / km: 39-35 ** (62.8 - 56.3 g / mi)

** The Fuel Consumption and the CO2 emissions of a vehicle vary due to the choice of Wheels and Tires. They not only depend on the efficient utilization of the fuel by the vehicle, but are so Influenced by driving behavior and other non-technical factors.

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