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Audi announces additions to the 2014 TDI clean diesel lineup

A6, A7, and Q5 TDI models add MPG, technology and choice for Audi buyer

Toni Avery
Jun 12, 2013

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Audi has announced new additions to its diesel car lineup, which are expected to hit American shores in later Summer 2013. Joining the 2014 Audi A8 L TDI are the A6, A7, and Q5 TDI models-all designed for optimal fuel economy through clean diesel technology. The brand new Audi A3 sedan, available in 2014, will also be available as a TDI option.

All three additions are powered by the same 6-cylinder clean diesel engine with an eight-speed transmission that produces a claimed 240 hp plus 428 lb-ft of torque. The biggest performance difference between the three is the Q5's 0-60 time coming in a second slower than its smaller siblings at 6.5 seconds compared to the A6 and A7's 5.5 second time.

"Audi has been at the forefront of clean diesel since the introduction of Audi TDI technology in the U.S. in 2009," said Scott Keogh, President, Audi of America. "As drivers increasingly look for high fuel efficiency and low-emissions output, demand for diesel is on the rise. The introduction of the highly- efficient Audi A6, A7 and Q5 TDIs continue Audi's commitment to clean diesel technology and further the brand's focus on balanced performance solutions that improve efficiency and driving dynamics."

Starting at $57,500 the A6 TDI sedan has a claimed MPG of 24 city/ 38 highway/ 29 combined, the same as the A7 compliments of the 6-cylinder clean diesel engine with 8-speed Tiptronic(r) transmission and quattro(r) all-wheel drive . It starts with the Premium plus package, which is loaded with technology based features such as the MIMI navigation, Audi connect, Google Earth, Xenon headlights, parking assistance and more.

While the A7 also starts with the same Premium package, pricing is higher at $66,900. It is the first clean diesel five-door coupe. For those interested in more power, the RS 7 model will now be available in the U.S.

The bigger of the bunch Q5 compact luxury SUV for the first time will be available as a TDI option. It has the lessor fuel economy of the trio with 24 city/ 31 highway/ 27 combined. But it also has the smallest price tag at $46,500. Available in new metallic exterior colors of Maya Brown, Volcano Red, and Lava Gray, additionally other exterior features include aluminum roof rails and dramatic wheels. This all- wheel drive model offers room for five passengers while not leaving out luxuries such as full leather interior and optional technology options such as MIMI navigation and Audi connect.

Fuel Economy Details:

  • A6 TDI offers 24 city/ 38 highway/ 29 combined MPG at a claimed starting price of $57,500
  • A7 TDI offers 24 city/ 38 highway/ 29 combined MPG at a claimed starting price of $66,900
  • Q5 TDI offers 24 city/ 31 highway/ 27 combined MPG at a claimed starting price of $46,500
  • Performance Numbers*:

  • 2014 Audi A6 TDI: 240 hp and 428 lb-ft torque, 0-60 MPH in 5.5 seconds
  • 2014 Audi A7 TDI: 240 hp and 428 lb-ft torque, 0-60 MPH in 5.5 seconds
  • 2014 Audi Q5 TDI: 240 hp and 428 lb-ft of torque, 0-60 MPH in 6.5 seconds
  • *claimed by manufacturer

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