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Audi A5 Sportback g-tron - tuned CNG

Audi A5 Sportback g-tron - tuned CNG © Audi

So you think a methane-powered car is too tame to be tuned? Well, you thought wrong – Audi brought a tastefully modified A5 Sportback g-tron to the annual Wörthersee meeting. The powertrain remains untouched, unlike the exterior...
Audi A5 Sportback g-tron© AudiThis CNG-powered A5 Sportback is so fast that its originally all-blue paint was pushed back to the rear of the car

If you're aware of the fact that the Ingolstadt brand has launched a CNG-powered variant of its A5 Sportback liftback, little about this particular example's technological features will surprise you. Like all g-trons of its kind, the car features a 2-litre TFSI engine good for 170 PS of power and 270 Nm of torque. The four underbody compressed methane tanks can hold 19 kg (over 25 m3) of fuel, which is said to provide more than 500 km of range without refueling. The petrol tank has been reduced to hold 25 l, but according to Audi this amount of conventional fuel still makes it possible to cover in excess of 400 km once CNG runs out. But before it does, it's impossible to switch over manually to petrol.

To make it stand out among other g-trons, Audi applied a matte dark grey paint with blue honeycomb wrap at the rear. There are also blue accents in the headlights, blue brake calipers and blue stitching on the leather-and-Alcantara seats, as well as on the leather gearbox shifter cover. To complete the opus, Audi applied a black rear spoiler and tinted rear lights. Admittedly, the Wörthersee A5 is something of a looker and definitely draws more attention that the average four-ringer. Unfortunately, we don't expect you'll be able to order an identical example straight from the showroom. Which is a pity, really...


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Robert Markowski
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