2012 LA: Audi A8, A6, A7 and Q5 get TDI variants for the States
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The Audi A8, A6, A7 and Q5 have landed in the United States with a diesel engine under the hood.

All the Audi models will carry a 3.0 liter diesel unit making 240-hp and 406 lb-ft of torque. No fuel-economy or performance figures were released but we do have some details on the A8 TDI – 0 to 60 mph for the Audi A8 TDI comes in 3.4 seconds with estimated fuel-economy figures coming in at 24/36 mpg (city/highway). According to Audi, each TDI model delivers up to 30% better fuel economy and 30% lower carbon dioxide emissions than gasoline engines.

2014 MY        Availability

A8 TDI           Spring 2013
A7 TDI           Fall 2013
A6 TDI           Fall 2013
Q5 TDI           Fall 2013

2012 LA Auto Show

- By: Omar Rana


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  • JRobUSC

    ” but we do have some details on the A8 TDI – 0 to 60 mph for the Audi A8 TDI comes in 3.4 seconds with estimated fuel-economy figures coming in at 24/36 mpg (city/highway)”

    3.4 seconds 0-60 in an A8 with a 240hp diesel? I’m guessing there’s a correction coming. Either that or the A6 with the same engine is so fast 0-60 it affects the rotation of the earth.