Volkswagen isn’t the only one taking part in the Worthersee celebrations, because Audi is also bringing one of the niche players in the A5 family – the enhanced to look cool A5 Sportback G-Tron.
In case you don’t understand Audi’s nomenclature, we can tell you E-Torn stands for electrification, while G-Tron stands for… gasification… meaning the all-new A5 Sportback will also become later this summer available with a compressed natural gas powertrain just like the A3 Sportback and the A4 Avant. Audi is bringing this to our attention via a bespoke commission prepared for the annual Wörthersee GTI meet. Audi’s CNG-compatible A5 isn’t here to display any power improvements, but it will attract views thanks to the unique exterior finish with a two-tone look and a honeycomb pattern adorning the blue shade plastered on top of the car’s rear side. There are also blue accents here and there – headlights, brake calipers, and the “G-Tron” lettering – while the taillights also sport a techier look.
This bi-fuel A5 Sportback is motivated by a 2.0 TFSI gasoline engine packing 170 horsepower (125 kilowatts) and 199 pound-feet (270 Newton-meters). The Worthersee showcar also gets an S Tronic automatic transmission, and the model has a 19 kilograms (41.9 pounds) gas tank made out of gas-impermeable polyamide matrix with a second composite layer of carbon fiber reinforced polymer (CFRP) and glass fiber reinforced polymer (GFRP). The third layer is of glass fiber layer while the epoxy resin is there to glue them all – so safety is not an issue here.