Audi A3 TDI is a 42 MPG Luxury Car

Do you feel the need to save the planet and reduce your country’s dependence on foreign oil, but also want a car with leather interior, premium sound system and a stylish exterior? Then Audi’s got just the car for you. The 2010 Audi A3 TDI will use clean diesel technology and get an EPA estimated 42 mpg on the highway, giving you more time in those leather seats between fill-ups than you’re used to.

Audi has just set the pricing for the clean diesel A3. The compact luxury car will cost you $29,950, and will be on dealer lots in November. The diesel powered A3 TDI will have the highest highway fuel economy in the luxury car segment.

Audi estimates that the clean diesel engine in the 2010 A3 TDI gets 30% better fuel economy and emits 20% fewer greenhouse gases than a comparably sized gasoline engine. The diesel powered A3 will have 140 horsepower, so don’t expect to keep up with the 200-hp gas powered models, but its 236 lb-ft of torque mean it’ll be no slouch off the line.

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