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Audi's clean diesel initiative here in the United States started with the A3 TDI hatchback and Q7 TDI crossover, but in the coming years, we can expect the vast majority of the company's volume models to offer oil-burning powerplants. This isn't the first time the German automaker has spoke of expanding its diesel lineup here in the U.S., but during a press conference this morning, Audi of America President Johan de Nysschen outlined exactly what we can expect to see over the next 24 to 30 months.

The first new implementations of TDI clean diesel will be in the A6 and A8 sedans, as well as the Q5 crossover. All three of these models are expected to have hybrid variants, as well, meaning customers will have a full range of powertrain options in the coming years.

As for the A4 - Audi's highest-volume model - TDI power is still in the cards for U.S. consumption. Instead of offering a diesel engine in the current model, Audi will be waiting until the next-generation car arrives. The all-new A4 is expected to launch in 2015, or possibly even 2014.

Finally, de Nysschen stated that Audi's first electric vehicle is expected to arrive in the U.S. by early 2013. The automaker's e-tron EV technology has been displayed multiple times over the past few years, and while it's unclear exactly what sort of electric vehicle will arrive in the U.S., our bet is on something R8-based to rival BMW's new EfficientDynamics i8 sports car.

originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 08 Mar 2011http://www.autoblog.com/2011/03/08/audi-confirms-diesel-a4-a6-a8-q5-for-u-s-first-e-tron-vehic/
 

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This looks nice but Audi has a long history of making announcements on TDI in North America followed by complications and delays. A lot can change over the next 24 to 30 months.

I would love a A3, A4, or A6 TDI with a 2.0L TDI engine. The 3.0L engine looks nice but it's just too expensive and has too much power to be as economical as possible, which is part of why you get a TDI.
 

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It looks like the A6, A8, Q5 will probably get the 3.0L engine from the Touareg-Q7. I don't know if it will be the current one or the designed 3.0L in Europe.

The A4 will probably get the 2.0L but won't come until the redesigned one comes in 2015.

There will be a 2012 Audi A6 hybrid but the TDI have been no brainers for a while because they are already making these cars in Europe and already have the engines certified in other vehicles.
 
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