Almost one in every two Audi cars sold today is a diesel. What sounds perfectly normal now was cause for huge excitement 20 years ago, when Audi revolutionised the market with the first 2.5 litre TDI engine. Since then, developments such as common rail technology have made TDI even more efficient. The injectors ensure the fuel is finely and precisely distributed.
Consequently, since the first TDI, the engines have become more economical, whilst specific output has increased. That‘s why it was only logical for a diesel to enter the world of motorsport. And successfully too: in 2006, Audi was the first car maker to win the Le Mans 24 Hours with a diesel-powered sports car, the Audi R10 TDI – and then went on to repeat this victory several times over.
The 2.0 TDI with 110 kW is employed in the A3 Sedan. Both its engine power and efficiency will leave you enthralled. Its common rail injection system has four injectors and is characterised by an impressive balance of performance, driving comfort and engine acoustics. It also has a powerful thermal management system available. Its two balancer shafts are directly integrated in the crankcase, improving the running smoothness even further. It achieves its maximum torque of 320 Nm at 1,750 rpm and you accelerate to 100 km/h in only 8.7 seconds with manual transmission. The engine consumes an average of 4.1 l/100 km and emits only 107 g CO₂/km (combined value). The 2.0 TDI complies with the EU5 emission standard.
Consumption and emission values:
Fuel consumption, combined: 4.1 l/100 km
CO2 emission combined: 107 g/km