Audi has decided to maintain a G-Tron variant on its new A3, so as to offer an attractive compact in terms of CO2 emissions and range.
The new Audi A3 is now equipped with a new variant G-Tron (CNG), which will be marketed in Belgium during the month of October, for a base price of € 30,600.
This new version of the model revolves here around a new four-cylinder block with 1.5l displacement, developing 131 horsepower and 200 Nm of torque; enough to allow it to shoot a 0 to 100 km / h in 9.7 seconds.
The average fuel consumption of the four-cylinder is only 3.6 to 3.5 kilograms of CNG (compressed natural gas) per 100 kilometers according to the NEDC cycle, which corresponds to a CO2 equivalent of 99 to 96 grams per kilometer. With full tanks, the car has a range of 495 km according to the NEDC cycle and 445 km according to the WLTP procedure. Added to this is the additional range offered by the auxiliary fuel tank, with a net usable volume of 9 liters and mounted upstream of the rear axle. Power is transferred to the front wheels via the standard seven-speed S tronic.
Once the pressure becomes too low in the tanks, the engine automatically switches back to gasoline mode, with an imperceptible transition for the driver.