Audi TDI® is Powerful, Efficient, clean diesel Technology
Today's new clean diesel cars have gained wide acceptance due to their unique characteristics including excellent performance, high fuel-efficiency, low-emissions output and low-maintenance.
A recognized leader in the design, development and sales of diesel engine cars, Audi has built and sold more than five million cars with TDI® clean diesel engines since 1989. From the very start, the initials TDI® developed into a synonym for superior propulsive power, sporty driving enjoyment and maximum efficiency and since then the technology has advanced to become a trendsetter for the entire automotive industry.
No other drive system has yet been able to beat the turbocharged diesel direct injection engine when it comes to power combined with low consumption. When driven by consumers, consumption by TDI® diesel cars is up to 40 percent lower than comparable cars equipped with the gasoline engines typical in North America.
In Europe, the success of the TDI® principle has been unmatched - today, more than half of all new cars sold in Western Europe are equipped with a modern diesel engine, and in some countries the proportion of diesels has reached 80 percent. This makes the direct injection diesel engine the world's most successful efficiency technology.
Explore this section to learn more about the advantages of Audi TDI® clean diesel and the vehicles offering this cutting-edge technology.
TDI® clean diesel power is much more than an engine technology. It provides an opportunity to significantly decrease our dependence on foreign oil and counter the effects of global warming.