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They're all expected to hit dealerships in 2013

Audi is going crazy for diesels as it gears up to release four new TDI clean diesel models in the U.S. throughout 2013. 

Audi has announced that it will be releasing the Audi A8 TDI, Audi A7 TDI, Audi A6 TDI and Audi Q5 TDI next year. All four models are part of Audi's TDI clean diesel engine lineup, and they debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show. 

According to Audi, each of the TDI vehicles offer 30 percent greater fuel economy and 30 percent reduced carbon dioxide emissions than gasoline engines. 

Audi A7

“Owners of Audi TDI engines have helped save over 4 million gallons of gasoline, or the equivalent of more than 240,000 barrels of foreign oil, since the introduction of Audi TDI to the U.S. in 2009,” said Scott Keogh, President, Audi of America. ” And, TDI technology delivers better fuel efficiency without sacrificing performance.”

All four models will have Audi's 3.0-liter V6 turbocharged diesel engine, which offers 240 HP and 406 lb.-ft. of torque. 

In the A8 TDI, which is Audi's flagship sedan, the vehicle's set up is expected to return 24 MPG city and 36 MPG highway. The Audi Q7 TDI, which has been available since September 2012, gets 19 MPG city and 28 MPG highway. 

While there's no word on pricing quite yet, the A8 TDI will make its way to dealerships in the U.S. in Spring 2013 while the A7 TDI, A6 TDI and Q5 TDI will all come later in Fall 2013. 

Source: Fourtitude

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RE: still waiting for better fuel
By FurryOne on 11/20/2012 8:08:23 PM , Rating: 5
Ummm... having driven a diesel for 13 years in the US, I think it's pretty funny to keep hearing that same old urban legend about diesel taxes. You can look up the taxes on gas & diesel, and if you do, you'll find there's almost no difference between them - it's a myth perpetrated by the oil companies to make you blame the government when it's the oil companies themselves that set the price of diesel higher by choice. THEY are the ones screwing over diesel car owners.

The Federal tax is 18.4 cents/gal on gas, 22.4 cents/gal on diesel. Here are a few states total fuel taxes (State & Federal):

NY: 69.7 gas, 74.7 diesel
TX: 38.4 gas, 44.4 diesel
CA: 68.9 gas, 77.1 diesel

... so that's 5 cents more in NY, and 8.2 cents in CA - So much for Urban Legends!!

RE: still waiting for better fuel
By superstition on 11/24/2012 7:51:43 PM , Rating: 2
8.2 cents extra per gallon constitutes an "urban legend"?

RE: still waiting for better fuel
By erple2 on 11/25/2012 12:41:07 PM , Rating: 2
No, but 75 to 110 cents per gallon more sure is.

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