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Will TDI engines soon be a thing of the past?

Postby Mojito » Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:26 pm

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/audi/a3/62 ... n-unveiled

Audi has revealed the A3 e-tron, a plug-in hybrid concept, at the Geneva Motor Show.

Despite its concept label, Audi has already expressed an interest in having an e-tron badged model in every segment and has said that the A3 e-tron provides "a realistic glimpse in to the future of mobility as Audi is planning it".

Power comes from a combination of 1.4-litre TFSI engine and electric motor. Together, the two power sources produce 201bhp and 350Nm of torque. Those figures are good enough to make the A3 e-tron the most powerful model in the line-up.

All drive is delivered through a six-speed e-S tronic gearbox to the front wheels, allowing for a 0-62mph time of 7.6 seconds and a top speed of 138mph. The extra weight of the battery pack and electric motor means that despite being the most powerful A3 in the current range, it’s actually half-a-second slower from 0-62mph than the 1.8 TFSI car.

But the A3 e-tron really stands out for its efficiency; Audi claims that the A3 e-tron is capable of 188.3mpg and emits just 35g/km of CO2, which is far better than the next most efficient model – the 74.3mpg 1.6 TDI.

Drivers can select between three different driving modes: the engine alone, the electric motor alone or a combination of the two. In electric-only mode, the e-tron can be driven at speeds of up to 81mph and has a maximum range of 31 miles.

A production version of the A3 e-tron is expected late in 2014.



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Re: Will TDI engines soon be a thing of the past?

Postby TheWrongun » Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:42 pm

That is pretty impressive. Viable, efficient, yet not lacklustre in aesthetics or performance.
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Re: Will TDI engines soon be a thing of the past?

Postby Mojito » Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:49 pm

I bet the price will be high or you will have to rent the batteries like some have started doing.

Thats the only current downside i think.

Looks good if it really does do 188mpg on the road.
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Re: Will TDI engines soon be a thing of the past?

Postby Joe » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:24 pm

If Audi say 188mpg, it will probably just do 80mpg
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Re: Will TDI engines soon be a thing of the past?

Postby Stu » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:24 pm

I saw an A1 E tron at Ingolstadt last year, got some pictures somewhere.
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Re: Will TDI engines soon be a thing of the past?

Postby TheWrongun » Wed Mar 20, 2013 10:45 pm

188mpg may be relying on battery only. And that has a range of 31 miles.
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Re: Will TDI engines soon be a thing of the past?

Postby Demic » Thu Mar 21, 2013 4:49 pm

I wonder where the electricity is going to come from given the grim forecasts of the UK seeing blackouts of the like not seen since the 70's due reduced power generation capacity.
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Re: Will TDI engines soon be a thing of the past?

Postby Stu » Thu Mar 21, 2013 5:14 pm

Demic wrote:I wonder where the electricity is going to come from given the grim forecasts of the UK seeing blackouts of the like not seen since the 70's due reduced power generation capacity.


I would chalk that up as government driven propaganda to ease through the next generation of nuclear facilities.
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