Audi A3

From Audi press: In 2011, the choice of a robust 2.0 TFSI® engine alongside the remarkably efficient 2.0 TDI® continues to cement the class-leading position of the Audi A3. The multi-port, turbocharged TDI clean diesel engine delivers the power and

drivability that luxury owners demand while offering unprecedented fuel economy and low emissions, and the gasoline-powered Audi A3 brings a pure, sporting character to the segment. The 2011 Audi A3 maintains its sporty DNA, with S line® exterior upgrades standard on all models and available quattro® all-wheel drive.

The Audi A3 created an entirely new premium compact car segment when the first-generation model debuted globally in 1996, and the car has enjoyed tremendous success since it arrived on U.S. shores in 2005. In 2009, Audi had sold more than 1.9 million Audi A3 models worldwide, and that number continues to grow. The combination of quality, craftsmanship and efficiency make the Audi A3 a leader in its segment.

The 2011 Audi A3 offers a choice of two technologically advanced engines. The first is a 2.0 TFSI engine with 200 hp and 207 lb-ft of torque. The engine uses a cast-iron block and a lightweight aluminum cylinder head along with a range of Audi technologies to increase efficiency and power. Audi valvelift system, FSI® fuel injection and throttle by wire combine to achieve up to 21/30 mpg (city/hwy) in front-wheel drive configuration.

Audi’s remarkably efficient 2.0 TDI clean diesel engine delivers 140 hp and 236 lb-ft of torque. While the power and torque figures are impressive, the real TDI story revolves around fuel economy and emissions. The 2.0 TDI can yield 30 mpg in the city and an unmatched 42 mpg on the highway, for a combined EPA fuel economy rating of 34 mpg while still maintaining a ULEV-II emissions rating.

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