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Old 10-14-2008, 01:19 PM   #1
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Default Video: Audi's Clean Diesel A3 Drives Halfway Across America On 46 MPG

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Leading Audi's Q7 3.0 TDI completes second leg of cross-country
Mileage Marathon averaging 30 mpg

-- Audi A3 Sportback TDI leads all Marathon vehicles with 46 mpg
combined over first two legs

-- Third leg will take Audi TDI fleet from Denver to Las Vegas

DENVER, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- After driving over 2,800 miles and
covering half of the United States, Audi's TDI clean diesel vehicles are
passing the real world endurance test by posting admirable fuel efficiency
numbers. With about 2,000 miles left in Audi's cross country Mileage
Marathon, the Audi A3 TDI has averaged 46 mpg over the entire drive, the
Audi A4 vehicles have averaged 39 mpg, and the Audi Q5 TDI vehicles
averaged 33 mpg. The Audi Q7 TDI vehicles, clean diesel SUVs which will be
the first TDI vehicles available in the Unites States early next year,
averaged an excellent 28 mpg over the first two legs.

To view the Multimedia News Release, go to:
http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/audi/35307/

TALE OF THE TAPE: LEG TWO

THE LEADERS

Along the route, teams of drivers and journalists are competing for the
best efficiency totals based on miles-per-gallon and average speed. During
the four day second leg, the lead over all vehicles in fuel economy with 46
mpg was the Audi A3 Sportback TDI.

THE ROUTE



Day One: Chicago to Memphis
Day Two: Memphis to Dallas
Day Three: Dallas to Amarillo
Day Four: Amarillo to Denver
EFFICIENCY STATS

Below are the fuel efficiency stats for the leading miles-per-gallon
teams of each Audi TDI vehicle over the second wave of the Mileage
Marathon.



Audi Q7 3.0 TDI: 30 mpg (combined)
1842 miles
62 mph avg. speed

Audi Q5 3.0 TDI: 37 mpg (combined)
1805 miles
60 mph avg. speed

Audi A4 3.0 TDI: 43 mpg (combined)
1797 miles
61 mph avg. speed

Audi A3 2.0 TDI: 46 mpg (combined)
1821 miles
59 mph avg. speed

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in the industry with 23 models, including 12 models launched during model
years 2008 and 2009. Audi is among the most successful brands globally.
Last year AUDI AG recorded its 12th consecutive record year for sales and
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Old 10-14-2008, 03:54 PM   #2
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Default Audi A3 2.0 TDI Confirmed for U.S. Sale



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Hard at work racking up high mpg numbers on Audi’s epic TDI drive across the country, our own Chris Paukert has managed to sniff out some juicy details regarding a new derv-burner that’s headed State-side.



Audi officials have confirmed that the A3 2.0 TDI, in front-drive configuration only, will be headed to the U.S. market as soon as next fall for the 2010 model year. The A3 diesel will run the same basic engine as can be found in the current Volkswagen Jetta TDI, which manages to get away with not using urea injection technology because of lower NOx emissions.


We’ve also been hipped that Audi may be bringing the A4 TDI to our market, though that deal hasn’t yet received final approval. Both the 3.0-liter and 2.0-liter diesel engines could be in play for this application, though the higher loads on the smaller powerplant could necessitate urea to clean up the NOx. Having spent some time with a European specification A4 3.0 TDI, we can safely say that we’d be in favor of having that sedan in the States – A3 diesel sure sounds like a winner in today’s car buying climate as well
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Old 10-14-2008, 04:31 PM   #3
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I think a great plan for Porsche to implement at the VW/Audi group would be the elimination of FWD from the Audi line-up and leave the FWD to VW. In my mind AWD is the one thing that somewhat distinguishes Audi, even with all the MB/BMW awd models currently available. I could never bring myself to purchase a FWD Audi.
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Old 10-14-2008, 04:45 PM   #4
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I think a great plan for Porsche to implement at the VW/Audi group would be the elimination of FWD from the Audi line-up and leave the FWD to VW. In my mind AWD is the one thing that somewhat distinguishes Audi, even with all the MB/BMW awd models currently available. I could never bring myself to purchase a FWD Audi.
Don't worry subaduba, thee A3's don't have the true Audi Quattro any way, the A3's are equipped with their fwd based awd version. (Like the 4-motion in the Passat).
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Old 10-14-2008, 04:46 PM   #5
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Sweet! more Diesel cars! Diesel is awesome! I wish more cars were diesel! as soon as the honda dies, there will be another diesel in the driveway next to my PSD!

I laugh at the honda and toyota commercials on tv acting all pimp over 32 MPGs! hell V Dub has been doing 40+ since the late 80s with their TDIs.

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Old 10-14-2008, 05:49 PM   #6
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How fun will it be when Subaru shows up and says hey we posted 40's with our AWD midsized wagon! At least thats what I'm hoping for. Come on Subaru ya need to show your cards soon! :-)
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