German automakers Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Volkswagen and Audi say they are encouraged by sales of the new breed of clean-diesel cars, crossovers and SUVs they are making for the U.S. Japan is poised to enter the market: Mazda announced recently that it will start selling its advanced diesel car in the U.S. in 2012. (continue reading…)
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As fuel economy and emissions gain even greater awareness among today’s new car shoppers, Volkswagen of America, Inc. is honored to have its 2.0-liter four-cylinder TDI® Clean Diesel engine selected by Ward’s Automotive Group as one of the ’10 Best Engines’ for 2010. Presented at a special ceremony during last month’s North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the 16th-annual list represents the only awards program in North America to recognize engine excellence. (continue reading…)
Drivers are starting to understand that diesel technology rivals hybrid platforms for fuel efficiency and offers greater performance and torque—and the numbers are starting to show. Volkswagen of America Inc. announced in December that its line of clean diesel TDI models sold 41, 278 models—approximately 20 percent of the company’s overall sales volume for the year. December sales totaled 4,378 units. (continue reading…)
- Spot to focus on Audi A3 TDI, the 2010 ‘Green Car of the Year’
- 70’s icons Cheap Trick will reinterpret one of their classic songs for the ad
- Spot will air in the 4th quarter of the game
Audi of America today announced that it will advertise during Super Bowl XLIV, the brand’s third consecutive time in the Super Bowl. The spot will highlight the Audi A3 TDI, recently named by Green Car Journal as the 2010 ‘Green Car of the Year’ and will have a fun, tongue-in-cheek environmental theme. Rock legends Cheap Trick will reinterpret one of their classic pieces as the soundtrack to the commercial. (continue reading…)
If you’re counting, this makes it two years in a row for the TDI to win Green Car Journal’s 2010 Green Car of the Year®. The Audi A3 TDI was up against the popular Honda Insight hybrid, Mercury Milan Hybrid, and Toyota Prius. With a 42 mpg highway fuel efficiency as well as being able to run on B5 biodiesel and low CO2 emissions, it’s a great option for the commuter. Clean diesel is here and it will stay.
- EPA-estimated 42 MPG highway is highest of any luxury car sold in the U.S.
- Audi TDI clean diesel 2.0 engine delivers optimal power with uniquely low emissions
- The Green Car of the Year® award is the industry measure of environmental innovation
Green and performance luxury needn’t be mutually exclusive concepts. That’s a core belief at Audi. Today, that philosophy paid off with the all-new A3 TDI earning the prestigious title of 2010 Green Car of the Year®. Continue reading ‘Audi A3 TDI named 2010 Green Car of the Year’
Audi has launched a new microsite entitled The TDI Chronicle: Efficiency Technology. Starting in 1989 with the record breaking drive Audi 100 2.5 TDI to todays Efficiency Challenge, Audi has provided a great source for TDI education. You can travel by way of three primary categories; Engines, Technologies and Highlights.
- In the fall of 1989, the Audi 100 TDI marked the beginning of a new diesel era
- Innovations and technology trends in five million engines
- TDI Chronicle – an overview of all engines and technologies
Audi is celebrating another very special anniversary in 2009: the 20th birthday of TDI technology. In the fall of 1989, the Audi 100 2.5 TDI – the first Audi with a direct-injection turbocharged diesel engine – was exhibited at the Frankfurt International Motor Show. Ever since, the brand with the four rings has continued to increase its lead and set many milestones. Since 1989, Audi has produced over five million TDI engines and is now marketing a wide range of leading-edge power units. They combine great propulsive power, sporty driving enjoyment and exemplary efficiency, and demonstrate that this technology also holds great potential for the future. Continue reading ’20 years of TDI engines from Audi – trailblazing technology with a great future’
Volkswagen of America announced today its all-new Golf TDI has been selected by the Green Car Journal as a 2010 Green Car of the Year(® )finalist.( )The Green Car of the Year will be awarded during a press conference during this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show Press Days, December 3, 2009.
Lets see if the TDI can make it two in a row!
Diesels and hybrids dominate the roster of finalists for the 2010 Green Car of the Year award, which will be presented at the L.A. Auto Show in December.
The Audi A3 TDI, Honda Insight, Mercury Milan Hybrid, Toyota Prius and Volkswagen Golf TDI will be vying for the annual Green Car award, which is sponsored by Green Car Journal magazine. The winner will be announced Dec. 3.