Until the new A3 TDI shows up, the Q5 will be the most affordable diesel model in Audi's lineup, with a starting price of $46,500 to go with fuel economy estimates of 24 mpg city and 31 mpg highway. The closely related A6 and A7 will get identical fuel economy numbers of 24 city and 38 highway in diesel form, with the A6 TDI starting at $57,500 and the A7 TDI starting at $66,900. In the three new TDI applications, Audi's 3.0-liter V6 produces 240 horsepower and 428 pound-feet of torque, and all models are paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Scroll down for videos (stock running footage) and more information on the Q5 TDI, A6 TDI and A7 TDI, all of which go on sale in late summer.
-Audi expands TDI lineup with 2014 Audi A6, A7 and Q5 TDI models
-New TDI clean diesel models join the newly-introduced A8 L TDI, and highly-successful Q7 TDI
Audi today announced pricing and fuel economy figures for the 2014 A6, A7 and Q5 TDI® models, expected to begin arriving at U.S. dealers in late Summer 2013.
EPA estimated fuel economy figures for the new clean diesel introductions are as follows:
-2014 Audi A6 TDI – 24 city/ 38 highway/ 29 combined MPG
-2014 Audi A7 TDI – 24 city/ 38 highway/ 29 combined MPG
-2014 Audi Q5 TDI – 24 city/ 31 highway/ 27 combined MPG
The 2014 Audi A6, A7 and Q5 TDI models join the newly-introduced 2014 Audi A8 L TDI clean diesel (EPA estimated 24 city/ 36 highway/ 28 combined MPG) and the 2014 Audi Q7 TDI (EPA estimated 19 city/ 28 highway / 22 combined MPG). The all-new Audi A3 sedan arriving in 2014, will also be available with a TDI clean diesel engine.
"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."
TDI technology delivers up to 30% better fuel economy and 30% lower carbon dioxide emissions than gasoline engines, resulting in fewer trips to the fuel pump without sacrificing performance.
2014 Audi A6 TDI
Starting at $57,500, the 2014 A6 TDI performance sedan achieves an impressive EPA estimated fuel economy of 24 city/ 38 highway/ 29 combined MPG. At the same time, the 6-cylinder clean diesel engine with 8-speed Tiptronic® transmission and quattro® all-wheel drive generates a powerful 240hp and 428lb-ft torque, seamlessly launching from 0-60 MPH in 5.5 seconds.
For 2014, the A6 TDI starts with the Premium plus package that includes standard MMI® Navigation plus, Audi connect® with Google Earth™ mapping, Audi MMI® touch that recognizes handwriting, Audi advanced key, Xenon plus headlights, Audi parking system plus, 18-inch wheels and more. With additional available driver assistance systems such as night vision assistant, head-up display and Audi pre sense plus that helps detect imminent collisions and initiate protective measures when needed, the A6 TDI is one of Audi's most innovative and technologically-advanced vehicles to-date that can make 2,000 decisions per second to help assist drivers.
The A6 TDI will go on sale in late Summer 2013 and joins an expanding model lineup including the A6 2.0T, A6 3.0T and S6.
2014 Audi A7 TDI
The perfect blend of progressive design, technology, and versatile space, the 2014 Audi A7 TDI – the first clean diesel five-door coupe – starts at $66,900 and will also go on sale in Summer 2013. Not only does the A7 TDI deliver a striking and dramatic design, but it also offers remarkable efficiency with an EPA estimated fuel economy of 24 city/ 38 highway/ 29 combined MPG.
At the same time, the 6-cylinder clean diesel engine with 8-speed Tiptronic transmission produces 240hp and 428lb-ft torque, completing the 0-60 MPH sprint in 5.5 seconds.
The 2014 A7 TDI starts with the Premium plus package that includes a host of technology and driver assistance features as standard equipment. The A7 was the first car in the world to feature available factory-installed Wi-Fi for up to eight passenger devices through Audi connect, and MMI navigation plus with 3D Google Earth maps.
The A7 TDI marks the expansion of the A7 model line, which for 2014 will also include the all-new RS 7 – the most powerful RS model ever offered in the U.S – the A7 3.0T, and the Audi S7.
2014 Audi Q5 TDI
The Audi Q5 – one of the best-selling models in the Audi lineup – is for the first time available with a TDI engine for the 2014 Model Year, allowing for better fuel economy and increased torque. Starting at $46,500, the Q5 TDI boasts an EPA estimated 24 city/ 31 highway/ 27 combined MPG, as well as a V6 engine with eight-speed Tiptronic transmission that generates 240 horsepower and 428 lb-ft of torque. The Q5 accelerates from 0-60 MPH in 6.5 seconds.
Sporty and sophisticated, the Q5 TDI blends the handling of a sport sedan, higher ground clearance of an SUV, and the cabin of a luxury vehicle. The exterior, available in new metallic colors – Maya Brown, Volcano Red, and Lava Gray – features dramatic wheels, aluminum roof rails, a gracefully-sloped roof and unmistakably Audi LEDs. Inside, the Q5 TDI comfortably seats five passengers, is filled with luxurious leather, and offers advanced technology features, such as available MMI Navigation plus and Audi connect. With its Audi quattro all-wheel drive, spacious interior and enhanced efficiency, the Audi Q5 TDI offers practical solutions for recreation and everyday driving.
The expansion of the 2014 Q5 model line will also include the addition of the Audi SQ5 – the first-ever S variant of any Audi Q model – which generates an impressive 354 hp. Q5 models with a four-cylinder 2.0T engine, six-cylinder 3.0T engine, and hybrid engine will also be available in 2014.
Watch the Audi TDI clean diesel "Fuel for Thought" video here: http://youtu.be/MzdTiMU-_QA
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All prices listed are the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price and exclude transportation, taxes, title, options and dealer charges.
Where stated, fuel economy values are EPA estimates. Mileage will vary and depends on several factors including driving habits and vehicle condition.