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The Audi Mileage Marathon 'return TDI in America

Since a few months Volkswagen offers its clientele a North-American, a new Jetta available in sedan and wagon versions, powered by a new turbocharged diesel direct injection (TDI), quieter, cleaner, more thrifty and more Eco obviously.

A dedicated marathon new TDI engines

It is now the turn of his division upscale Audi sports products, offer a new family of TDI engines in America. But before you start this new technology, Audi marketing leaders have developed an unusual event, the Audi Mileage Marathon has plan to publicize the upcoming arrival of new models powered by a new family turbo diesel engines.

The marathon that takes place in the United States, began on October 5 and ends two weeks later. In all, there are 184 pilots from around the world who are sharing 23 different Audi models distributed in four ranges. They traveled a total of 7 700 km, between the cities of New York and Los Angeles. The path represents a very realistic approach for those who take their vehicles daily, and whose career is on the road so that urban system.

For this event was made available to participants four Audi models very different. Thus, prompts drivers were able to share models Audi A3 2.0 TDI Sportsback, A4 3.0 TDI, 3.0 TDI Q5 and Q7 3.0 TDI available for this marathon. Note that the model A3 2.0 TDI Sportsback enjoyed a new S-Tronic sequential box.

TDI engine has very low emission

Communicates the manufacturer, we learn that the new TDI engines at very low pollutant emission, using a system of purification of exhaust gas which reduces up to 90% the emission of nitrogen oxides. These data already meet California standards LEV II BIN 5, the most severe in the world, ahead of the Euro 6 standards, which come into force in 2014. Compared to traditional atmospheric engines of the brand, the TDI engine manufacturer to four rings show a reduction of fuel consumption that can reach 40%.

The balance of the marathon vehicles Audi TDI

On the American web site of the manufacturer Audi, it was possible to follow us each day the evolution of the marathon and be informed on the performance of each vehicle. So here in a comparative table, consumption registered by each vehicle. (U.S. GAAP).

Data Audi A3 Audi A4 Audi Q5 Audi Q7

Mpg 40 38 33 30

Autonomy (miles) 954 980 946 954

Speed ​​(miles / hr) 47 47 47 50

(For us cruising speed would have been equivalent to 90 km / hr)

Audi TDI in Canada

The first model Audi TDI engine has come to Canada will be the large Q7. Its 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel direct injection will develop 221 horsepower and especially impressive torque 406 lb-ft reached the 1,750 mt and 2,750 mt backed up. He announced an average fuel economy of 9.5 litres/100 km has a lower speed 100 km / hr.

Normally, it should be followed in 2009 by the A4 model combines a turbocharged diesel direct injection with specifications still has to be confirmed. If everything goes as planned with these, there is no doubt that several other lines could be offered Audi TDI versions in North America. A3 A5 and Q5 ranges await the green light, not to mention the version of the SUV Audi Q7 V12 TDI engine with 500 horsepower, which is still more than a serious candidate obtaining a passport to America. It presents an average consumption of only 11.8 li/100 Km (25 mi / gal) inside a reasonable speed limits.

And finally, remember that still rivals BMW and Mercedes-Benz will also offer next year in America, a more generous skewer models using turbo diesel engines.

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