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ee
09-17-2009, 12:51 PM
Nice, very nice... Detroit is missing out on another technology that looks good: new Diesels. Non-polluting, good acceleration, quiet.

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* Audi says it will get you to sixty in 6.2 seconds with the six-speed Tiptronic
* Midsize sedan consumes only 6.7 liters per 100 km (35.11 US mpg)
* Powerful engine with 240 hp and 500 Nm (368.78 lb-ft) of torque

http://www.autoblog.com/2009/09/16/frankfurt-2009-2010-audi-3-0-tdi-clean-diesel-quattro-would-mak/

BoxerEngine08
09-17-2009, 01:34 PM
No. What we need is an incredibly expensive, complicated, unrepairable, mechanically uncivilized system with batteries and electric motors to get an 5 extra MPG. No substitute is is acceptable. No compromises. Drive Hybrid or you're an Earth hater!

TMK
09-17-2009, 02:33 PM
I do like the idea of being able to go to any CVS and buying more batteries though :) :)

BoxerEngine08
09-17-2009, 03:58 PM
LOL! I'll take 50 9 volts and a shiltload of wire...

Seriously, I do like the Audi diesel. That's some massive torque!

Slugo
09-17-2009, 04:26 PM
Audi engineering is incredible. Just look at their race history over the past 25 years...

Pistolero
09-17-2009, 07:50 PM
In a similar vein, I loved my Golf TDI.

Tai-Pan
09-17-2009, 11:21 PM
My problems with that are:

(1) No manual transmission. Only automatic? Are you kidding me Audi???
(2) Audi reliability sucks balls.

BoxerEngine08
09-18-2009, 08:48 AM
My problems with that are:

(1) No manual transmission. Only automatic? Are you kidding me Audi???
(2) Audi reliability sucks balls.

Probably too much brutal low RPM power for their manual. They'd likely have lots of fried clutches and very expensive Quattro driveline parts breaking. With the auto, they can manage the torque in gradually. Just my theory.

#2 - True, but they're d@mn fun when they're running. They're clearly more expensive and less practical than a Honda, but have a first rate driver experience that it tough to match.

Pistolero
09-18-2009, 09:41 AM
Probably too much brutal low RPM power for their manual. They'd likely have lots of fried clutches and very expensive Quattro driveline parts breaking. With the auto, they can manage the torque in gradually. Just my theory.



Yep. When I had my TDI I was reading on forums about people chipping theirs and needing to replace the clutch with a much heavier one to handle the torque.

Tai-Pan
09-18-2009, 11:41 AM
The manual on the A3 diesel is available in Europe.