Got my A3 etron today. Florett Silver Premium with 17" package, heated seats, black headliner. Drove 16 miles (pretty much hypermiling under 40 mph) and got under 15 miles of EV. On the return journey switched to Hybrid mode and averaged 22 mpg using mostly ICE. Needless to say, extremely disappointed. I charged the car for 8 hours and got a measly 15 miles! My Prius plugin with less than half the battery size and three hour charge, easily gave me 12+ EV miles. What going on - Audi?!Update: 2nd day : after adjusting the drive mode to 'Comfort' I was able to get 20 miles on EV and 37 mpg on IC. Much Happier now
I learned that those who went for the non-Navigation MMI miss out on ANY stats or records of their range/performance as Audi has removed the Etron Stats screens from the MMI. All you get is a few basic stats on the tiny driver console - just current trip, no history, nothing. Turns out that there may still be hope to get this data off the smartphone app once the etron-connect (Not the general Audi Connect) has been enabled. the app will hopefully also allow setting of charge timer which I can't do now with the basic MMI. BTW - the Charger is huge and cables are very short, so those who want to back in their car to the wall (charger) - tough luck!
On the positive side, car build is top notch and looks good. I wasn't impressed by the drive quality initially but after shedding my 'Prius driving attitude', I am now enjoying the tighter, quieter and definitely solid+stable drive feel of the etron. I am learning more about the ICT features - not so bad! a lot better on higher trims though.
After some disappointment on the EV range on the first day, I am definitely becoming more and more impressed by the car overall as I familiarize more with the car. After some adjustments or settings, I am now getting 18-20 miles on EV on a very cold winter day so hopeful that range would improve in summer. I like the nice subtle touches such as dimming radio/music when reversing, MMI pop-up when phone call comes in etc.