The Audi A3 g-tron is now ready and all set to hit the roads. Advance sales at dealerships in Germany will kick off on February 13. The starting price will be €25,900. Using the Audi e-gas fuel card, customers can opt for Audi e-gas to power their A3 g-tron without impacting the environment if they wish.
It is powered by a 1.4 liter TFSI with 110HP (81 kW) and 200Nm (147 lb-ft) of torque. It is able to run not only on gasoline, but also on natural gas and Audi-generated e-gas. 0-100 km/h in 11 seconds and a top speed of 190 km/h (118 mph). In pure e-gas mode the g-tron is entirely CO2-neutral.
Audi e-gas is a synthetic methane that is produced at the Audi e-gas facility located in Werlte in Lower Saxony, Germany – the world’s first industrial power-to-gas plant. An A3 Sportback g-tron fueled by Audi e-gas is currently the most environmentally friendly form of long-distance mobility. This is because the process for generating Audi e-gas using green electricity binds as much CO2 as is released when the Audi A3 g-tron is driven in gas mode. On average the Audi A3 g-tron consumes between 3.2 and 3.3 kg of gas / 100 km. Fuel costs at present start at around €3.50 / 100 km.
Audi is already operating a research facility for the production of Audi e-ethanol and e-diesel with its partner Joule in Hobbs, New Mexico. Moreover, the company is conducting research into the synthetic manufacture of Audi e-gasoline in cooperation with Global Bioenergies.