Audi A3 Sportback g-tron is Powered by Compressed Natural Gas

Audi A3 Sportback g-tron is Powered by Compressed Natural Gas

Audi has released a preview for one of its 2013 Geneva Motor Show debuts, the A3 Sportback g-tron.

The compact five-door car is powered by the CO2-neutral fuel, Audi e-gas. According to the German automaker, the e-gas will be produced in the power-to-gas plant in Werlte, Germany. Two tanks located under the luggage compartment hold 15.43 pounds of CNG at a maximum of 200-bar pressure and each tank weighs 59.52 pounds less than its conventional counterpart.


The total range of the A3 Sportback g-tron is impressive; 248.55 miles on CNG while gasoline can provide another 559.23 miles if necessary. Added together, the range output is comparable with an Audi TDI. The engine is based on the automaker’s 1.4-liter TFSI powerplant, though changes were made to the cylinder head, turbocharger, injection system, and catalytic converter. It has a power output of 110 hp and 148 lb-ft of torque. It’ll accelerate to 62 mph in 11 seconds while sporting a top speed of 118 mph.

Check back for more information on the Audi A3 Sportback g-tron when it makes its official unveil at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show.

GALLERY: Audi A3 Sportback g-tron


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