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Audi A4 3.0 TDI Clean Diesel, Audi A3 1.2 TFSI: Coming to Frankfurt. Coming to US?

Audi A4 3.0 TDI Clean Diesel
Audi will introduce the new Audi A4 3.0 TDI Clean Diesel as well as the Audi A3 1.2 TFSI at the Frankfurt Motor Show. Will they also come to the US?

The A4 TDI clean diesel will make its debut at the German show with the latest edition of the firm’s 3.0-liter diesel V6. While the TDI V6 has been available in the current generation A4 since it launched early last year, the new one adds the same 2,000 BAR common rail fuel system and urea injection found on the Q7 and VW Touareg now available in the U.S. market. The V6 TDI A4 has always seemed like a natural fit for the torque loving American market and it now seems likely to arrive, especially since the gas V6 was discontinued for 2010. In sedan form, it’s rated at 34.6 mpg (U.S.) which is consistent with what we’ve seen driving the existing A4.

The A3 gets a new 1.2-liter TFSI (turbocharged and direct injected) gas engine with 105 horsepower and 129 lb-ft of torque. This little engine gets the A3 to 42.8 mpg (U.S.) although the 0-62 mph time is a more relaxed 11.1 seconds. This one could probably pass U.S. emissions with ease, but given Audi’s premium position in the market, they are less likely to offer it here anytime soon.

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Source: Autoblog