2010, 2011, and 2012 Audi A3 TDI forum, FAQ, buyer’s guide and review

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2010 – 2013 TDI buyer’s guide with mpg, invoice price, price, and FAQ

Introduction to the Audi A3 TDI

The A3 TDI sportback aka. 4 door is the first light Audi TDI to be in North America. The Audi Q7 TDI is available but it’s a large SUV and a V6 TDI engine. The Jetta, Golf, and A3 TDI share the same 2.0L 4 turbocharged diesel engine 140 hp and 235 lb-ft torque (about and 320 Nm metric).

So why buy an A3 TDI instead of a Golf TDI? world reviews suggest the Audi A3 TDI mpg should get about mpg average mixed driving, the as a VW Jetta or VW Golf with the engine/transmission. What gives the A3 TDI a $29,950 ($30,250 for 2011) MSRP price vs. $22,000 for a VW Golf TDI?

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VW/Audi is trying to diesel as a choice that economy and power through advertisements and engine choices for American TDI. The Audi A3 TDI is an of that. Dedicated fuel cars like the first Honda Insight or the Toyota are designed around maximum economy, not handling or driving They’re built on their own with their own sheetmetal for fuel economy.

VW/Audi diesel cars are on bodies shared with gasoline engine models and some potential fuel but also share the good and road feel. German are designed to be stable on the Autobahn and reflected in reviews of VW/Audi My main complaint is that uses the more powerful TDI in the US instead of the less powerful but economical TDI engines available in like the 1.6L TDI.

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2013 is the last year for the style Audi A3 TDI.

The A3 come back in 2013 as a year 2014 and sedan instead of the wagon/hatchback body For the 2014+ Audi A3 TDI, see new style Audi A3 TDI buying and checklist

Official pricing of Audi A3 TDI

Below is a table comparing MSRP of the Audi TDI vs. VW TDI models. the Golf is offered with 2 and the others have a manual option, all cars below are as 4 door, DSG transmission with VW destination fee included to keep the even. No other options are to the MSRP.

Of note is that the price of the A3 TDI over the A3 2.0T gas is by the income tax credit. The 2010 A3 TDI will get a $1300 tax credit. it’s after June , that amount is cut in half.

After Dec 2010, there is no tax

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