2010 Audi A3 TDI Priced from $30,775

September 3, 2009
Audi A3 TDI clean diesel - European model

Audi A3 TDI clean diesel - European model

The 2010 Audi A3 TDI goes on sale later this year for a base price of $30,775, the automaker announced today.

The diesel version of the littlest Audi you can buy may come with a not-so-small sticker price--but it's among the cleanest oil-burners yet, thanks to VW/Audi's latest iteration of clean-diesel technology. Like the larger Q7 TDI, the A3 TDI adopts new catalytic converters that combine with low-sulfur diesel fuel to make the latest A3 50-state-friendly.

The new 2.0-liter turbodiesel puts out 140 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque, as it does in other VW Group products. The A3 TDI attains a highway fuel economy rating of 42 mpg, Audi adds, and it gets 30 percent better fuel economy than a similarly sized gas engine would--while emitting 20 percent less carbon dioxide. City economy is 30 mpg, Audi adds.

Standard equipment will include leather seats, a cargo net and folding rear seats, as well as S-line exterior trim. Options will include Audi's navigation system and real-time traffic data; Bluetooth; a music interface for iPods and MP3 players; Bose speakers; and a Titanium package with dark grey trim, wood and leather upgrades, auto-dimming mirrors and LED daytime running lights.

The 2010 A3 TDI goes on sale in November, around the time that the similar 2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI arrives in America.

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