Audi’s V engines have been in the market for nearly three decades. Often deemed the hallmarks of performance in the industry – the world’s first V6 TDI a.k.a. the acclaimed 2.5 TDI motor premiered in 1997 followed by the 3.3-litre V8 TDI in 1998.
The same year the eight-cylinder engine with a displacement of 3.6 litres also arrived in the Audi V8. Two years later, a 2.8-litre V6 debuted in the Audi 100. This was then followed by the 2.-7-litres V6 biturbo in 2000. The 380 PS biturbo V6 in the Audi RS 4 Avant offered a torque of 440 Nm and helped Audi establish a completely new standard of performance in the midsize segment.
Notwithstanding its success with cult TFSI and TDI engines, Audi is progressively relying on non-standard drive systems such as the g-tron models that operate with natural gas or compressed natural gas (CNG). Another area of focus for the company has been the synthetically produced, climate-neutral Audi e-gas.
The purpose of the increased focus on these forms of CO2-neutral mobility is simple: environment-friendly performance.
In fact, Audi has already achieved the goal of virtually carbon-neutral driving by the means of the Audi e-gas. The fuel, processed from water and carbon dioxide with green electricity or from recyclable materials such as straw and green waste, does not require mineral oil. Furthermore, it emits only as much CO₂ in the exhaust as it absorbs during its manufacture.
And to enable to its adoption, the company offers e-gas for three years as a standard feature to customers who order an Audi g-tron model by 31 May, 2018. Audi secures the environment-friendly benefits of the initiative, including a decrease in CO2 emissions, by supplying the measured volume of e-gas into the natural gas grid.
If you are wondering how the requisite volume of e-gas is computed – Audi uses surveys and service data from the cars.
Audi’s power-to-gas facility in Werlte (Germany), one of the primary sources of e-gas, became operational in 2013. The plant produces up to 1,000 tons of e-gas every year and assimilates up to 2,800 tons of CO2. This amount powers nearly 1,500 Audi g-tron models to drive 15,000 kilometres each year with practically no CO2 emissions. Besides this technological masterpiece, Audi also has its sight set on other forms of renewable fuels.
Take Audi e-fuels for example; the production of these synthetic fuels, which includes e-diesel, e-benzin (e-gasoline), and e-ethanol, absorbs the quantity of CO2 emitted by the car while it is being used. This means the carbon dioxide is recycled.
Audi e-gas and e-fuels are demonstrations of a long-standing tradition at the company: innovation. This abiding principle has served as not merely served as the cornerstone of Audi’s operations but also as the basis of its unparalleled success over the years. And it is the same tenet that has manifested in a myriad of celebrated Audi car models such as the A4, A8 L, Q7, and R8.
The company also offers all these car lines along with other exciting cars like Audi A3 sedan, A3 cabriolet, A6, Q5, S5, TT Coupe, and RS 7 in India too. To experience any one of the brilliant Audi car models in Delhi NCR, visit the Audi Gurgaon showroom in Sector – 53, Golf Course Road or call at +91-124-4510200 or +91-9650555111.