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Audi's New 99g/km 1.6 TDI Now Available in the UK
In brief: Audi has opened up orders on the A3 1.6 TDI to the United Kingdom.
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Make/Model: A3 1.6 TDI
The A3 features the latest in common rail injected diesel from Audi. It gets a whopping 99g/km in CO2 output and 61.9mpg (US) and is coupled with an interesting regenerative engine "braking" scheme.
The start-stop system cuts engine power at idle (in neutral with clutch released) while the recuperation gathers kinetic energy from normal braking, through the transmission, and converts it to electricity stored in the vehicle's battery. This limited, but effective system reduces engine load.
The A3 is available at standard MSRP in the UK at £18,000.
And so ...
Very cool, though no U.S. release has been announced.
Photo credits: Audi
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