Audi will offer A3 TDI owners in the US an identical Goodwill Package as Volkswagen to show appreciation for their patience during this emissions scandal. The participating customers will receive a $500 Visa, a $500 dealer gift card, and three years of 24-hour roadside assistance.
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I officially gave up after 758 miles. The 15 or so miles leading up to this decision were spent in the right lane of Southern California's I-8 freeway, hazard lights blinking, climbing uphill at just over 40 miles per hour. After two days of sweating to the oldies (okay, a mix of SiriusXM Classic Rewind and First Wave), I had covered those 758 miles in a 2015 Audi A3 TDI on one tank of diesel fuel. And when I say sweating, I mean it quite literally. In order to maximize fuel efficiency, my co-dr
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Ever get the feeling that automakers aren't really listening to what it is that you want in an automobile? Well, Audi is. Following what it calls "an outpouring of enthusiasts' support," the German automaker has announced that it is bringing the new, 2016 A3 Sportback to the US under diesel power, in the summer of 2015.
Not to be outdone by BMW and its 45-mile-per-gallon 2014 328d or the new Chevrolet Cruze Diesel, Volkswagen is reportedly preparing to launch a more-efficient TDI diesel engine in North America. In speaking with VW recently, Edmunds learned that the automaker plans to replace its current 2.0-liter TDI engine used in many VW and Audi products (including the Golf, Passat, Jetta, Beetle and Audi A3) beginning in the second half of next year.
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.
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.
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