Audi has announced plans to offer a variety of eco-friendly ultra models that have low fuel consumption and reduced CO2 emissions.

Audi has announced plans to offer a variety of eco-friendly "ultra" models that have low fuel consumption and reduced CO2 emissions.

The first model, the A3 1.6 TDI ultra, is described as the brand's most fuel-efficient production model. It is available as a three- or five door hatchback and features S line side skirts, a 15mm reduced ride height, a longer final drive ratio and 16-inch wheels with low-rolling resistance tires.

Power is provided by a 1.6-liter TDI engine that develops 110 HP (81 kW). It enables the 1,205 kg (2,656 lb) car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in 10.5 seconds and hit a top speed of 200 km/h (124 mph). In terms of efficiency, owners can expect to average 3.2 L/100km (73.50 mpg US / 88.27 mpg UK) with CO2 emissions of 85 g/km.

The A3 1.6 TDI ultra will go on sale in September and German pricing starts at €25,200. It will be followed by a handful of other ultra variants featuring TDI and TFSI engines.

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