Audi A3 hatchback on gas has become more powerful

Audi A3 hatchback on gas has become more powerful

March 7, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

Audi introduced the upgraded Audi A3 G-tron hatchback with an engine that runs on both gasoline and natural gas. The car received a new, more powerful engine, as well as an additional fuel tank.

Former supercharged 1.4-liter engine capacity of 110 liters. with. replaced the unit working volume of 1.5 liters, issuing 131 horsepower. Natural gas fueled in three tanks. Two of them are made of fiberglass polymer and installed under the luggage compartment. Another steel tank is located next to the gas tank.

With fully gas-fueled tanks, the car is able to travel up to 400 kilometers without refueling (according to the new WLTP cycle).

At the moment, Audi has already begun to take orders for the updated gas version of the A3. Hatchback prices start at around € 30,600.

Previously, a gas modification appeared at the Seat Arona crossover (Seat, like Audi, is part of the Volkswagen group). The car was equipped with a three-cylinder engine with a working volume of one liter, which develops 90 liters. with. and 160 Nm of torque. The engine is paired with a six-speed manual gearbox. Seat Arona TGI is able to accelerate from standstill to “hundreds” in 12.8 seconds, and its maximum speed is 172 km per hour.

Natural gas fills in three tanks installed in the bottom of the rear. Capacities can hold 14.3 kg of fuel, which is enough for 400 km. At the end of the fuel reserve, the engine will automatically switch to gasoline, which will allow you to travel another 160 kilometers.