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Audi A3 TDI

  • 2015 Audi A3 TDI, New York City, Nov 2014

    Audi is offering its own "goodwill" program to A3 TDI owners.

  • 2015 Audi A3 Sedan  -  First Drive, March 2014
    2015 Audi A3 TDI Diesel: Best Car To Buy 2015 Nominee

    The first of our five nominees for Green Car Reports' 2015 Best Car To Buy award is the new 2015 Audi A3 TDI, the diesel version of Audi's new compact luxury sedan. All-new this year, as are most of its competitors, the TDI diesel version will be the highest-efficiency A3 model until the e-tron...

  • 2015 Audi A3 Sedan  -  First Drive, March 2014
    2015 Audi A3 TDI Diesel Luxury Sedan Priced From $32,600

    While gasoline versions of the all-new 2015 Audi A3 compact luxury sedan went on sale in April, the model line also includes a TDI diesel version as well as an S3 performance sedan and an A3 Cabrio convertible. Those models will go on sale late this summer, and now pricing has been released for the...

  • 2015 Volkswagen Golf - image: Volkswagen of America
    Which Diesel Car Will Sell Best Next Year: Chevy, Jeep, Or VW?

    Diesel has taken quite some time to catch on in the U.S, but several manufacturers are finally seeing the potential of compression ignition--and the range of available cars is increasing. That's good news for buyers wanting to eke out the most miles to every gallon, particularly on long, steady...

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    Audi Confirms Clean Diesel Option For 2013 A8 Luxury Sedan

    For some time, German luxury automaker Audi has been one of the few automakers to offer clean diesel cars to the U.S. market. But until Audi announced plans back in March last year to offer diesel-engined options for every new Audi sold in the U.S. by 2015, the only diesel Audis you could buy were...

  • 2010 Audi A3 TDI
    Five Reasons Small Diesels Won't Dominate the U.S. Car Market

    There's nothing like a rant from an old friend to focus the mind. We recently read a profanity-laced note from a high school pal excoriating all the major automakers for not selling small, high-mileage diesel cars and trucks in the U.S. We referred him to an article about why we can't buy small...

  • 2010 Audi A3 TDI

    While Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz are the long-term diesel stalwarts in the States, relative newcomer Audi has ambitious plans. During a lengthy teleconference yesterday, Audi confirmed that it would add TDI clean-diesel models to every car it offers in the U.S. market by 2015. Audi has frequently touted the strong sales of its two current TDI models, the 2011 Audi Q7 TDI large sport utility vehicle and the compact (but aging) Audi A3 TDI hatchback. The A3 TDI is by far the more affordable of Audi's first U.S. diesels, and the company scored a coup when it was named Green Car of the Year for...

  • 2011 Lexus CT 200h Hybrid
    Lexus CT 200h Defines New Market Demographic For Hybrids

    Lexus has been one of those companies that the automotive industry has been watching grow by leaps and bounds since the late ‘80s. The company’s biggest gamer changer back in the early days is arguably the Lexus LS400, a car that started out being a fringe competitor with the Mercedes...

  • Audi A3 TDI clean diesel - European model
    Audi To Add Diesel Versions Of Every Model It Makes By 2015

    In Europe, roughly half of all passenger cars sold come with fuel-efficient diesel engines. But for a variety of reasons, passenger diesels haven't caught on in the States, though the number is climbing slowly. Audi, proud of its diesel engine technology--which, among other things, has won the...

  • 2010 Ford Super Duty F-450 4WD Crew Cab Lariat Grille
    Why Can't 'Flex-Fuel' Clean Diesels Run Entirely On Biodiesel?

    Our article last week on Ford's doubling of its flex-fuel models included a mention that diesel models of the new 2011 Ford Super Duty pickup trucks will run on either pure diesel fuel or a mix of up to 20 percent biodiesel, known as B20. Reader Suzanne Johnson responded with the following...

  • 2011 Audi A1 and Justin Timberlake on LA photo shoot
    Audi's Green Onslaught: A3 Sedan, A8 Hybrid, e-Tron Tesla-Fighter

    It's going to take Audi a long time to live down its U.S. chief's infamous quote that anyone who buys a Chevrolet Volt extended-range electric vehicle is an "idiot." But after sticking to diesel for a long time as its sole green strategy, Audi is now storming ahead into smaller, hybrid, and...

  • 2010 Audi A3 TDI named Green Car of the Year, 2009 LA Auto Show
    Green Car Sales: Winners and Losers of 2009

    It's beginning to look as if the worst is over for U.S. auto sales. The year that just closed was, in the immortal words of Queen Elizabeth II, an annus horribilis, with only 10.4 million vehicles sold, down 21 percent on 2008 and the lowest total since 1982. But some light seems to be appearing on...

  • Ford Fiesta ECOnetic

    It may be the one question we hear most often here at GreenCarReports.com: Why can't I buy one of those great little fuel-efficient diesels, like they have in Europe? Take, for example, the ultra-high-mileage Econetic version of the Ford Fiesta, sold in Europe with a 1.6-liter turbodiesel that returns 63 miles per gallon on the European cycle. Our driver, Michael Frank, got an actual 44 mpg in spirited Econetic driving. But that's still much higher than the 30 mpg city, 40 mpg highway rating for the U.S. version of the 2011 Ford Fiesta. What carmakers say We talk to a lot of carmakers, and we...

  • 2010 Audi A3 TDI named Green Car of the Year, 2009 LA Auto Show
    Green Car of the Year: 2010 Audi A3 TDI

    The 2010 Audi A3 TDI was awarded the 2010 Green Car of the Year Award today at the Los Angeles Auto Show by Green Car Journal, which has presented the award for five years. It follows last year's winner, the 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, to make two clean diesels in a row to win the award. The 2010...

  • 2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid
    Green Car of the Year Finalists: Three Hybrids, Two Diesels

    The five finalists for the 2010 Green Car of the Year Award include three hybrid models--two Japanese hatchbacks and one U.S. sedan--and a pair of German clean-diesel cars. The nominations were announced today by Green Car Journal, which has presented the award at the Los Angeles Auto Show for five...

  • Audi A3 TDI clean diesel - European model
    Clean Diesels Cost More, But Will Americans Pay For Them?

    It's well known in the car industry that a diesel engine costs 10 to 20 percent more to build than a gasoline motor of equivalent output. That's because diesels have to be sturdier, and these days all US-bound diesels are fitted with turbochargers to boost their power. Now a European executive has...

  • Audi A3 TDI clean diesel - European model
    2010 Audi A3 TDI Priced at $30K, $8K Over 2010 VW Golf TDI

    As of November, you'll have two choices if you want a compact five-door hatchback with a clean diesel engine. One is the brand-new 2010 Audi A3 TDI, which was just given a base price of $30,775 today by Audi. It'll start arriving in dealerships in November. Longstanding diesel champ: Golf TDI The...

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