• FSI and TFSI versions for lower consumption
• Environment initiative at the Summer Olympics
• Ultra-efficient TDI technology now also for China
Audi is now bringing its latest-generation, highly efficient engines onto the Chinese market, too. “We have been one of the leading brands for the development of vehicles that use natural resources sparingly ever since the 1980s,” commented Werner Eichhorn, Head of Audi Sales in China, at the Audi TechDay China in Shanghai. “We are now making preparations for selling even more cars with FSI and TFSI engines in China.” In this connection Audi is currently also drawing up a scenario for launching its TDI engines, the most successful efficiency technology in the world, on the Chinese market.
The opening event of the “Audi Green Olympics Initiative” took place in the major Chinese industrial centre and port of Shanghai, coinciding with a TechDay at which Audi presented its efficiency technologies. The initiative complements the “Audi Olympic Games Program” of cultural and ecological highlights to flank the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. One of the principal ways in which Audi is contributing is by providing 1,000 cars with direct-injection FSI and TFSI petrol engines to serve as VIP shuttles. Their low emissions will help to keep the skies above Beijing clean during the Games.
In a few days’ time, Audi will be unveiling a new, ultra-efficient saloon model at the Guangzhou Auto Show near Hong Kong – the A6 L 2.8 FSI, with a V6 engine featuring the Audi valvelift system (AVS), a pioneering technology for variable control of valve lift. The same engine will be available in the Audi A8 2.8 L FSI. According to European licensing data, the A8 2.8 FSI uses just 8.3 litres per 100 km – and its CO2 emissions of 199 grams per km is the lowest figure in the luxury saloon segment.
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