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8Autoblog Podcast #177 - What's up with the AB Podcast in iTunes?

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5New 99 g/km Audi 1.6 TDI now available for order in the UK

Back in September, Audi first announced the addition of the new 1.6 TDI model to the A3 lineup over in Europe and now it's available to order in the UK. The newest A3 features the VW group's latest 1.6-liter common rail injected four cylinder diesel powerplant. In the A3, this engine combines with several other tweaks – including brake energy regeneration and automatic start-stop – to get a CO2 rating of just 99 g/km and mileage of 61.9 mpg (U.S.) on the EU combined cycle.

AddDetroit News picks Audi A3 TDI and Ford Transit Connect as best of 2009

As we approach the winter solstice and the time to replace our calendars again, everyone is weighing in again on their favorite vehicles of the past 12 months. The latest to publish their picks is the Detroit News, where Scott Burgess and team (being a Motown paper along with the Free Press, they actually have multiple full time reporters covering the industry) have gone small this year.

13Audi sets price on 2010 A3 TDI at $29,950*

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39Audi hatches diesel in America, sets price on 2010 A3 TDI at $29,950*

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18Audi adds new 1.6-liter TDI to European A3 lineup

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9Review: 2010 Audi A3 TDI, diesel with a healthy dash of sport

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5Detroit 2009: A3 TDI coming to US Audi dealers late this year

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30Detroit 2009: Audi confirms A3 TDI for US launch in late 2009

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1Audi to kick off diesel push with cross country Mileage Marathon

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5Audi reportedly considering bring A3 TDI to U.S. market

With Volkswagen having just debuted the Jetta TDI in the U.S. market, the question is what comes next? Volkswagen and Audi have already announced plans to launch diesel versions of the Touareg and Q7 early in 2009 with a 3.0L V6. The compact Audi A3 shares a platform with the Volkswagen Rabbit/Golf and Jetta and in Europe it's available with the same 2.0L diesel that's in the Jetta. Fourtitude reports that Audi North America is considering adding the TDI powerplant to the A3. The European A3 off

10Pics Aplenty: Audi A3 TDI Clubsport Quattro

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1Audi touts a 15 percent reduction in CO2 from new A3

While Audi's exhaustive press release accompanying the launch of the newly-revised-for-2009 A3 mentioned both the availability of new diesel engines along with a seven-speed version of the dual-clutch S tronic transmission, Audi's arm in the UK has decided it's worth mentioning them again. This time, though, statistics regarding the reduction of carbon emissions are given, so decided we'd share them too. For instance, the revised '09 2.0 TDI with 140 horsepower, which was rated at 52.3mpg (US) l

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