Audi A3 TDI

2015 Audi A3 TDI – Road Test and Review

2015 Audi A3 TDI – Road Test and Review

As diesels become more popular in the United States (three carmakers, including Audi, currently offer six models each, while the total number of diesel models on the market five years ago was 12), many rules are being broken. Just a decade ago, the idea of a sporty diesel would have …

Audi Introduces 2015 A3 TDI Clean Diesel, A3 Sportback Hybrid

Audi Introduces 2015 A3 TDI Clean Diesel, A3 Sportback Hybrid

Audi introduced its newest diesel offering, the A3 TDI Clean Diesel, available next fall, and the A3 Sportback e-tron gasoline electric plug-in hybrid, for sale in early 2015.
The A3 TDI Clean Diesel’s four-cylinder 2.0-liter engine develops 150 horsepower and 236 pound-feet of torque, while the A3 Sportback e-tron offers 201 …

New York Auto Show Roundup: Small, Efficient German Cars

New York Auto Show Roundup: Small, Efficient German Cars

NEW YORK—German automakers debuted several small, efficient cars on the first day of the New York International Auto Show, while General Motor’s Cadillac division showed an updated CTS that it hopes will recapture buyers of imported luxury cars.
BMW introduced the 328d, its highly anticipated diesel sedan. This is BMW’s first …

Last Chance to Vote for Your Favorite Diesel in the 2013 Diesel Car of the Year Awards

Last Chance to Vote for Your Favorite Diesel in the 2013 Diesel Car of the Year Awards

Vote today for your favorite diesel automobile.  Balloting for the 2013 Diesel Car of the Year is almost over but you still have a chance to support your choice.
The field is wide open: five companies, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Volkswagen, currently offer a variety of diesel passenger cars in …

Place Your Vote for the 2013 Diesel Car of the Year

Place Your Vote for the 2013 Diesel Car of the Year

There are only two weeks left to vote for your pick for the 2013 Diesel Car of the Year and the 2013 Diesel Car Manufacturer of the Year.  Cars from five automakers are in the running: Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Volkswagen.
This year’s stellar field of nominees includes eight passenger …

Vote for the 2013 Diesel Car of the Year

Vote for the 2013 Diesel Car of the Year

Voting for the 2013 Diesel Car of the Year and the 2013 Diesel Car Manufacturer of the Year has started.  Five companies, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Volkswagen, currently offer a variety of diesel passenger cars in the U.S.  To vote, scroll down on this page.
This year’s stellar field of …

2012 Audi A3 TDI – Review and Test Drive

2012 Audi A3 TDI – Review and Test Drive

The Audi A3 answered a question that nobody really asked when it was first brought to the U.S in 2006. It stood relatively unchallenged as a compact premium five-door hatchback, with diesel power available starting with the 2010 model year. Now nearing the end of its model cycle, the A3 …

Audi’s U.S. Diesel Strategy: An Interview with Wayne Killen

Audi’s U.S. Diesel Strategy: An Interview with Wayne Killen

In the next year or so, virtually every Audi model sold in the United States ranging from the compact A3 to the full-sized A8, will be available with a diesel engine.
Currently, only the A3 and the Q7 are available as oilburners, but starting in 2013 we will see diesel versions …

Last Chance to Vote for the 2012 Diesel Car of the Year

Last Chance to Vote for the 2012 Diesel Car of the Year

There are only a few days left for readers to vote for the 2012 Diesel Car of the Year.  Cars from four companies, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen, are in the running.  Nominees include seven passenger cars; the Audi A3 TDI, the Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTec, the Mercedes-Benz S350 BlueTec, the …

2011 Year in Review: Diesel in America

2011 Year in Review: Diesel in America

2011 was a good year for diesel fans.  Sales of diesel-powered automobiles in the U.S. were up 39% in the first half of the year, and it looks like that figure will increase when all of 2011 is tallied.
Two entirely new diesels were introduced in 2011, namely the Mercedes-Benz S350 …

Vote for the 2012 Diesel Car of the Year

Vote for the 2012 Diesel Car of the Year

Voting for the 2012 Diesel Car of the Year has started.  Four companies, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Volkswagen, currently offer diesel passenger cars in the U.S.
This year’s stellar field of nominees includes seven passenger cars; the Audi A3 TDI, the Mercedes-Benz E350 BlueTec, the Mercedes-Benz S350 BlueTec, the Volkswagen Golf  …

Coming Up in The Diesel Driver in December and 2012

Coming Up in The Diesel Driver in December and 2012

We have exciting news about upcoming features, and coverage, and additions to our short-term press fleet.
Balloting for the 2012 Diesel Car of the Year will start on Friday, November 18th. You can read about the winner of the 2011 Diesel Car of the Year, the BMW 335d, and, starting on …