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.
Audi A3 TDI Does Its Part to Save the Planet
1. TDI Clean Diesel Technology - Embrace the opportunity to develop and promote eco-friendly technologies that reduce harmful emissions without sacrificing performance.
2. Fuel Efficiency - Address the demand for more fuel-efficient vehicles that offer more than 40 miles per gallon of diesel to appeal to environmentally-conscious consumers.
3. Green Cars - Tap into the growing market for eco-friendly vehicles that reduce the overall carbon footprint and help save the planet.
1. Automotive - Explore the potential for disruptive innovation within the automotive industry by developing and marketing vehicles with TDI clean diesel technology.
2. Renewable Energy - Leverage the demand for clean energy by creating partnerships to develop sustainable and eco-friendly fuel options for TDI clean diesel vehicles.
3. Carbon Reduction Solutions - Capitalise on the need for carbon reduction solutions by creating innovative technologies and processes that further enhance the environmental impact of TDI clean diesel technology.