Killing yourself is a bad idea. And trying to kill yourself by running a hose from the tailpipe to the cracked window of an idling Audi TDI diesel isn't only a bad idea; it's apparently unlikely to get the job done. That's the message we get from the four-ringed automaker's interesting disturbing ad. We aren't clear as to what market this spot aired in (or if it's intended solely for Internet consumption), but the commercial features the Audi A5 and an actor playing part of the dangerously depressed. The man pulls out a hose, feeds it into the A5's exhaust and places the other end into the cracked passenger window. He then turns the car on and waits in vein for the afterlife. The controversial one-minute spot isn't a quick guide to euthanasia but instead Audi is apparently demonstrating (avoided) death by emissions as a way to graphically illustrate just how clean its diesel technology is.

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to view this very disturbing, very not-ready-for-U.S.-consumption spot. For the record, we have absolutely no idea whether or not the TDI in the Audi A5 is so clean that you safely can run a hose from the exhaust to the window, let the car idle until it runs out of gas and live to tell about it. In other words, under no circumstances should you try this at home, with or without a clean diesel.

UPDATE: The original video was yanked from YouTube, but we've found another that you can view after the jump.



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      • 5 Years Ago
      It was kinda funny...people are just too damn sensitive. Get over it, it's just a car commercial. Better than most lame adverts.
        • 5 Years Ago
        *nods in agreement*
        • 5 Years Ago
        Seconded. I chuckled when he tried to kill himself with the window.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It got my attention, but not in the way that makes me what to buy their cars.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Guys, come on, this is so obviously a spoof ad. There is no chance whatsoever that Audi would air an ad like that, on or off the internet. Undoubtedly done by either film school kids or ad agency guys for a few laughs.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Lawsuit in 3...2...1...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why on earth would you want to kill yourself when you own such a sexy car!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I think you meant to say he waited in Vain, not vein.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Guess I'll take this car off my list.
      • 5 Years Ago
      We get butthurt way too easily in the US.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I say it's a fake. There isn't even an A5 available with clean diesel!
      • 5 Years Ago
      so, if you drive an Audi, you want to kill yourself?
        • 5 Years Ago
        This often happens when the payment book arrives in the mail, or shortly after the first service vist.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Actually I have one and I'm having so many problems with it and Audi has been so bad at customer service that may be suicide is indeed the option!
        • 5 Years Ago
        I so wanted to say this, but you beat me to it! :)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Not to worry -- there's a long waiting list for Audi TDI's here in the states. I've had an A3 on order since October, and probably won't receive it for another month.
      • 5 Years Ago
      What I take away from this is that those who own VW/Audi/Porche vehicles really want to kill themselves...

      Sort of like this 'banned' one for the VW polo...
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arfNofxBtfY
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