Audi TDI® Innovation

Audi TDI® Powerful, Efficient, Clean


Today's new clean diesel variants have gained wide acceptance due to their unique characteristics including excellent performance, high fuel-efficiency, low-emissions output and low-maintenance.

Audi is a recognized leader in the design, development and sales of diesel engine vehicles. In Europe, where more than 50% of all vehicles sold each year are diesel powered, Audi clearly ranks as a leading brand.


Audi TDI® Brings a New Era to the USA

Hybrid-level efficiency without its disadvantages: Audi TDI® means enjoying a new kind of driving pleasure with a clear conscience. Audi TDI® combines efficiency with sportiness and superior luxury. Audi TDI® protects resources and is designed for tomorrow's world.

Audi will be putting the cleanest diesel engine technology in the world into production vehicles in the USA. The Audi Q7 TDI® 3.0 with the ultra-low emission system will initially be available and the Audi A3 TDI® 2.0 clean diesel is to be introduced to the USA in the fourth quarter 2009 as a 2010 model year vehicle.

Explore this section to learn more about the advantages of Audi TDI® and the vehicles offering this cutting-edge technology.

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TDI® Experience

TDI® clean diesel power is much more than an engine technology. It provides an opportunity to significantly decrease our dependence on foreign oil and counter the effects of global warming.

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20 Years of Audi TDI®

Audi is the pioneer in turbocharged diesel engines with direct injection. Explore the engines, highlights and technologies from the last 20 years of Audi TDI®.

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The TDI® clean diesel Cause

Audi  is proud to support the first project in The Nature Conservancy's  voluntary carbon offset program, the Tensas River Basin project. Help us  reach our goal.



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20 Good Reasons for Audi TDI®

There are hundreds of reasons Audi TDI® is perfect for both performance and efficiency. But here you will find our top 20 very compelling reasons to love TDI®.



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The Superior Principle

Superior performance on all levels can only be rightfully claimed when judged in real world environments and conditions. TDI® excels in all categories including what could be considered the most important: Public opinion.


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At the Top for the Past Two Decades

Since we introduced the first TDI® engine in 1989, demand for this remarkable technology has led to half of all Audi vehicles to be equipped with TDI®. And more than half of all new cars sold in Europe today are diesel-powered.


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A3 TDI® 2.0

The ultra-efficient A3 TDI® 2.0 delivers astonishing fuel economy without sacrficing the performance Audi is famous for.



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Q7 TDI® 3.0

The remarkable fuel range, efficiency and performance of TDI® perfectly suits the Audi Q7. Additionally, the versatility of the Audi Q7 combined with classic Audi luxury make the Audi Q7 TDI® 3.0 a perfect vehicle for any situation.


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R10 V12 TDI®

No other vehicle in modern motorsports has made an impact like the Audi R10 V12 TDI®. Truly a breakthrough racecar, the R10 not only exceeded expectations, it shattered them.



Truth in TDI®

It's tested. It's here. It's now.

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