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Driving Northwest: 2010 Audi A3 TDI Clean Diesel

Apr 23

Embraced by Europeans, misunderstood by Americans. No, not Jerry Lewis, I’m talking diesel engines. While they’re a large part of the US transportation system, it’s in the form of large trucks. Passenger cars? Not nearly as much. For our fuel sippers we Yanks prefer hybrids. Across the pond the Prius is a rare site. That’s how entrenched Rudolf Diesel’s engines are there.

Audi’s A3 TDI Clean Diesel is a concept that’s easy to get behind. TDI stands for Turbo Direct Injected and the technology pumps out 140 horsepower but more importantly, 236 lb-ft of torque with its 4 cylinders. It’s very efficient and clean when it comes to emissions plus it doesn’t need the AdBlue fluid that some diesels require. Particulates are vaporized by super heated ceramics.

The transmission is an excellent 6-speed dual clutch unit with rapid gear changes, do it manually if you’d like. Audi names it S tronic, VW brands it DSG. You will call it excellent.

The TDI can be sold in all 50 states, yes even the ones that have adapted California’s very fussy emissions standards. Don’t roll your eyes and call them granola eaters, you may live in one and not even know it. Here’s the growing list- CA,CT, ME, MA, NJ, NY, OR, RI, PA, VT, WA, MD, and NM. More will follow.



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