Audi’s Clean Diesel A3 TDI Coming To The US


At the 2009 Detroit Auto Show, Audi announced that their Clean Diesel A3 TDI would be available in US by early 2010.

The Audi A3 is by far one of Europe’s cleanest and most fuel-efficient cars, and Audi is hoping the car will kick some major Prius butt. Pitching the car as a hybrid-fighter, Audi is pairing it off against both the Prius and the Honda Insight.

Did ya catch this article on VW’s New Roadster That Gets 54 MPG?

The 2.0-liter turbocharged engine spits out 140 hp and 236 pound-feet of torque. Last Fall, at the Audi Mileage Marathon, the A3 averaged about 45 mpg over a 4,000 mile journey.

Though some say it is in better competition with the Mini Cooper, or the BMW 1 series.

Personally, I much prefer a diesel car to a hybrid. Though, a diesel-hybrid would be a win-win. Are you listening Volkswagen??


Jerry James Stone

is a web developer, part-time blogger, and a full-time environmentalist. His crusade for all things eco started twenty years ago when he ditched his meat-and-potatoes upbringing for something more vegetarian-shaped. His passions include cooking, green tech, eco politics, and smart green design. And while he doesn't own a car anymore, he loves to write about those too. Jerry studied at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, CA. During his time there he was a DJ at the campus station KCPR and he also wrote for the campus paper. Jerry currently resides in San Francisco, CA with his cat Lola. You can stalk him on Twitter @jerryjamesstone.