Audi Reveals A3 g-tron for Geneva [Photo Gallery]
No, not really. It's actually another green car, one that runs on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) or unleaded gasoline using a modified version of the regular 1.4 TSI engine.
Just like Opel has done with its natural gas production cars, Audi created a twin-tank arrangement. Two fuel tanks positioned under the luggage compartment have been added to the A3 Sportback.
So what about performance. Well, the 1.4-liter TSI that normally makes 122 PS now offers only 110 PS and 200 Nm of torque. That's still enough for a standard 0 to 100 km/h sprint time of 11 seconds flat and a top speed of 190km/h (118mph).
"The CO2-neutral e-gas from Werlte will power 1,500 new Audi A3 Sportback g-tron vehicles 15,000 kilometers (9,320.57 miles) every year," said Audi in a statement, without getting into any more details about availability and prices.
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