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Audi has announced new additions to its diesel car lineup, which are expected to hit American shores in
later Summer 2013. Joining the 2014 Audi A8 L TDI are the A6, A7, and Q5 TDI models-all designed for
optimal fuel economy through clean diesel technology. The brand new Audi A3 sedan, available in 2014,
will also be available as a TDI option.
All three additions are powered by the same 6-cylinder clean diesel engine with an eight-speed
transmission that produces a claimed 240 hp plus 428 lb-ft of torque. The biggest performance
difference between the three is the Q5's 0-60 time coming in a second slower than its smaller siblings at
6.5 seconds compared to the A6 and A7's 5.5 second time.
"Audi has been at the forefront of clean diesel since the introduction of Audi TDI technology in the U.S.
in 2009," said Scott Keogh, President, Audi of America. "As drivers increasingly look for high fuel
efficiency and low-emissions output, demand for diesel is on the rise. The introduction of the highly-
efficient Audi A6, A7 and Q5 TDIs continue Audi's commitment to clean diesel technology and further
the brand's focus on balanced performance solutions that improve efficiency and driving dynamics."
Starting at $57,500 the A6 TDI sedan has a claimed MPG of 24 city/ 38 highway/ 29 combined, the same
as the A7 compliments of the 6-cylinder clean diesel engine with 8-speed Tiptronic(r) transmission and
quattro(r) all-wheel drive . It starts with the Premium plus package, which is loaded with technology
based features such as the MIMI navigation, Audi connect, Google Earth, Xenon headlights, parking
assistance and more.
While the A7 also starts with the same Premium package, pricing is higher at $66,900. It is the first clean
diesel five-door coupe. For those interested in more power, the RS 7 model will now be available in the
The bigger of the bunch Q5 compact luxury SUV for the first time will be available as a TDI option. It has
the lessor fuel economy of the trio with 24 city/ 31 highway/ 27 combined. But it also has the smallest
price tag at $46,500. Available in new metallic exterior colors of Maya Brown, Volcano Red, and Lava
Gray, additionally other exterior features include aluminum roof rails and dramatic wheels. This all-
wheel drive model offers room for five passengers while not leaving out luxuries such as full leather
interior and optional technology options such as MIMI navigation and Audi connect.
Fuel Economy Details:
A6 TDI offers 24 city/ 38 highway/ 29 combined MPG at a claimed starting price of $57,500
A7 TDI offers 24 city/ 38 highway/ 29 combined MPG at a claimed starting price of $66,900
Q5 TDI offers 24 city/ 31 highway/ 27 combined MPG at a claimed starting price of $46,500
2014 Audi A6 TDI: 240 hp and 428 lb-ft torque, 0-60 MPH in 5.5 seconds
2014 Audi A7 TDI: 240 hp and 428 lb-ft torque, 0-60 MPH in 5.5 seconds
2014 Audi Q5 TDI: 240 hp and 428 lb-ft of torque, 0-60 MPH in 6.5 seconds
*claimed by manufacturer