Audi is bringing diesel vehicles to the U.S.

November 20, 2012 12:00 AM

Audi announced its plans to bring four new diesel vehicles to the U.S., with the reveal schedules for next week's Los Angeles Auto Show. The new additions will include TDI versions of the Audi A6, A7, A8 and Q5, along with the already existing Q7 TDI.

"Owners of Audi TDI engines have helped save over 4 million gallons of gasoline, or the equivalent of more than 240,000 barrels of foreign oil, since the introduction of the Audi TDI to the U.S. in 2009," said Scott Keogh, president of Audi of America. "And, TDI technology delivers better fuel efficiency without sacrificing performance."

The TDI versions of these vehicles will feature a 3.0-liter V6 turbocharged engine, complete with 240 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque. The diesel sedans are expected to get 24 miles to the gallon in city driving and 36 miles per gallon when highway driving, while the crossover will have 19 miles per gallon and 28 miles per gallon for city and highway driving, respectively, AutoBlog reports.

In addition to the fuel efficiency, the models will come with the luxury style Audi is known for, from the tires to the sleek interior. These vehicles will hit the market for the 2014 model year, but car enthusiasts will be able to get a sneak peek at the L.A. Auto Show. 

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