The new 2010 hatchback Audi A3 will sport the new TDI clean diesel technology. The A3 was first seen at the Detroit Auto Show 2009, but Audi has released a TDI clean diesel vehicle before (the Q7).
TDI clean diesel is an eco-friendly technology that reduces harmful emissions without sacrificing performance. However, going green has a price--namely the cost of diesel fuel and the overall cost of the car, which goes up due to its 4-cylinder diesel engine.
Audi has said that the 140 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque A3 will get more than 40 miles per gallon of diesel, however, which softens the blow somewhat.
Audi is hoping that the 2010 A3 will become a hit in the U.S along with the clean diesel technology.