Audi Announces New TDI Initiative

Audi 3.0L TDI Engine

Audi is launching its TDI initiative on the North American market. As early as next year, Audi will be putting the cleanest diesel engine in the world into production in the USA virtually in parallel to its launch in Europe: the 3.0 TDI with ultra-low emission system will initially be available for the Audi Q7, and later for the new Audi A4 too. Audi has been expanding steadily in the USA for many years now, and sees the market as holding high potential for its cutting-edge TDI engines. The low-sulphur fuel required for the engines’ operation was introduced throughout the country a year ago, paving the way for the initiative to begin.

According to calculations by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the United States could save 1.4 million barrels of crude oil every day if just one third of all passenger cars and light-duty commercial vehicles were equipped with up-to-date diesel engines.

The new 3.0L TDI engine will produce a respectable 240 bhp and a whopping 405 ft-lbs of torque. The nice thing about it is that it will also comply with California emissions standard. So that equals a good amount of power for what is estimated to consume 35% less fuel than the national average in the US.

I really like the idea of diesels in general. I am a strong supporter of less fuel consumption and more power any day. I am excited to see what the reality of this product will look like.

Audi 3.0L TDI Engine Power Curve

(images courtesy of Audi)

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