Audi to Introduce Four New TDI(R) Clean Diesel Models to the

Audi to Introduce Four New TDI(R) Clean Diesel Models to the U.S.
Market at the L.A. Auto Show 
HERNDON, VA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/19/12 -- 


 
--  The Audi A8 TDI clean diesel achieves manufacturer estimated fuel
    efficiency of 24 city/36 highway
    
    
--  New 3.0 liter V6 TDI clean diesel models will include the Audi A8, A7,
    A6, Q5 and an updated Q7 TDI
    
    
--  Audi to use #FuelForThought at the LA Auto Show to create a social
    media experience at the display and online

  
Audi of America announces the arrival of the new TDI(R)  clean diesel
models for the Audi A8, A7, A6 and Q5 to debut at the Los Angeles
Auto Show. The addition of these four models marks the first time
Audi will feature a full lineup of TDI clean diesel vehicles in the
U.S. as they join the updated Q7 model. Each TDI vehicle delivers up
to 30% better fuel economy and 30% lower carbon dioxide emissions
than gasoline engines*, resulting in longer range and fewer trips to
the fuel pump. By having more density than gasoline, diesel packs
more energy content in the same amount of fuel, which helps maximize
the miles per gallon when that energy is released during a more
powerful combustion cycle. 
The TDI clean diesel engine lineup adds to Audi's list of advanced
technologies that help enhance fuel efficiency, including Audi
ultra(R) lightweight technology, such as the use of aluminum, and the
AFS(R) frame technology. 
"Owners of Audi TDI engines have helped save over 4 million gallons
of gasoline, or the equivalent of more than 240,000 barrels of
foreign oil, since the introduction of Audi TDI to the U.S. in
2009**," said Scott Keogh, President, Audi of America. "And, TDI
technology delivers better fuel efficiency without sacrificing
performance." 
In order to fuel the conversation surrounding the benefits of TDI
technology in the U.S., Audi will use the hashtag #FuelForThought and
invite fans to join the conversation through a social experience at
the display and online. 
Audi A8 TDI
 The flagship of the Audi brand, the A8 TDI, makes a
powerful statement in achieving a manufacturer estimated fuel
efficiency of 24 MPG in the city and 36 MPG on the highway*. The A8
TDI clean diesel executive sedan embodies superior design and
progressive advancements
 which sets new standards for luxury sedans
in terms of uncompromising efficiency and performance. The new 2014
A8 sedans dramatically expand the flagship's engine offerings by
moving from two variants (4.2 liter V8 and W12) to six, including:
the entry level A8 3.0T V6; the 420 horsepower A8 4.0T V8; the new
Audi S8 4.0T V8; the A8 6.0 liter W12; and the new A8 3.0 TDI V6. The
new 3.0 liter TDI clean diesel engine generates an astonishing 240
horsepower with 406 lb-ft of torque and seamlessly goes 0-60 in 6.4
seconds.  
Audi A7 TDI
 The Audi A7 TDI clean diesel is the pinnacle of design
and is now more fuel efficient than ever. Without compromising design
or performance, every detail of the A7 TDI delivers a striking visual
statement. The A7 was the first car in the world to feature available
factory-installed Wi-Fi (for up to 8 passenger devices) with Audi
connect(TM) and MMI(R) navigation plus with 3D Google Earth(TM) maps.
From the groundbreaking available MMI touch and its gracefully
integrated display screen, to the state-of-the-art head-up display,
the Audi A7 TDI is the perfect marriage of progressive design,
efficiency and versatile space. 
Audi A6 TDI
 One of Audi's most innovative and technologically
advanced models to date, the A6 TDI performance sedan sacrifices
virtually nothing in performance, comfort or design. As with the
successful A6 TFSI(R) gas engines, the A6 TDI clean diesel engine can
make up to 2,000 decisions per second. Available driver assistance
systems include night vision assistant, head-up display and Audi pre
sense plus that helps detect imminent collisions and initiates
protective measures when needed. Other available intelligent features
include head-up display and the MMI touch that recognizes
handwriting, along with the available Audi connect -- the first
factory-installed wireless internet connection that enables Google
Earth maps, Google Local Search, and a Wi-Fi hotspot for up to eight
passenger devices. 
Audi Q5 TDI
 The Audi Q5 has proven itself an absolute success as one
of the best-selling models in the Audi lineup. For the 2014 model
year, the Q5 will receive the new TDI engine which will allow for
better fuel economy along with increased torque. The Audi Q5 TDI
combines the driving appeal of a sedan with high versatility of its
interior space and many practical solutions for recreation and
everyday driving. Audi has further sharpened the profile of its
performance SUV in its design, technological advancements, driver
assistance systems and fuel efficiencies. The new TDI clean diesel
engine marks the fourth engine variant for the Audi Q5 model lineup,
adding to the current four-cylinder 2.0T, the 3.0T V6, and the Q5
hybrid. 
Audi Q7 TDI 
 The Audi Q7 continues to establish the standard in
progressive design, sophisticated technology and fuel efficiency in
premium sport utility vehicles. The benefits of TDI clean diesel
technology are further enhanced through the revised V6 TDI engine
that offers a 10 percent efficiency improvement compared to gasoline
engines. The revised TDI clean diesel engine has an increased output
of 240 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque that helps improve
performance and offers impressive fuel economy with an EPA estimated
19 city/28 highway miles per gallon*. The incredibly efficient TDI
clean diesel engine enables the Q7 TDI to achieve a range in excess
of 700 miles per tank***. 


 
2014 MY      Availability
A8 TDI       Spring 2013 
A7 TDI       Fall 2013   
A6 TDI       Fall 2013   
Q5 TDI       Fall 2013   

 
Pricing for all 2014 MY vehicles to be announced at a later date. 


 
2013 MY      Availability                  Starting MSRP
Q7 TDI       Since September 2012          $52,000      

 
* EPA estimates. Mileage will vary.
 ** Based on total A3 TDI and Q7
TDI vehicles sold, average nationwide gasoline fuel prices, and EPA
estimated annual average miles driven. 
 *** Range based on 28-mpg
highway EPA estimates and a 26.4-gallon fuel-tank. Mileage will vary. 
Where stated, fuel economy values (mpg) are EPA estimates. All other
fuel economy values are forecast manufacturer values for the USA;
those EPA estimates were not available at time of release. Audi
Connect and SiriusXM Traffic services may require additional
subscriptions. MSRPs exclude taxes, title, transportation, options
and dealer charges. 
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line of German-engineered luxury vehicles. AUDI AG is among the most
successful luxury automotive brands globally. Audi was a
top-performing brand in Europe during 2011, and broke all-time
company sales records in the U.S. AUDI AG is planning to invest a
total of EUR 13 billion over the period 2012 through 2016 on new
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Mark Dahncke
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E-Mail: mark.dahncke@audi.com 
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