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2010 Audi A3 TDI – Green car of the year

Audi A3 TDI at 2010 Audi A3 TDI   Green car of the year

At this tear’s Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2010 Audi A3 TDI has been named the Green Car Of The Year, by the Green Car Journal and GreenCar website.  The A3 TDI proves once again that you don’t need a pathetic EV or hybrid to go green! It can be a proper, nice-looking, dignified and fun car. The 2010 A3 TDI is powered by a 2.0-liter turbo direct injection diesel engine mated to a S-tronic dual-clutch automatic transmission, which does 42 MPG. It also has a reasonable MSRP of $29,950.

“The Audi A3 TDI offers it all,” says Ron Cogan, editor and publisher of Green Car Journal and editor of GreenCar.com. “This compact luxury car features an impressive EPA estimated 42 mpg on the highway – a 50 percent highway fuel efficiency improvement over the standard gasoline engine A3. Plus, this Audi’s quiet, clean diesel engine delivers loads of low-end torque and a fun-to-drive experience, all with the functionality of a 5-passenger hatchback.”

“This was the strongest field of nominees ever for our Green Car of the Year® program,” said Cogan. “It’s a clear indication that the auto industry is on track to deliver an expanding number of ‘green’ car choices at the showroom in coming years. It’s also an affirmation that fuel-efficient clean diesel models are becoming a serious competitor in the American market.”

“In winning the 2010 Green Car of the Year Award, the Audi A3 TDI demonstrates the bright future that clean diesel technology provides through reduced fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions,” said Johan de Nysschen, President, Audi of America. “This honor demonstrates that the A3 TDI is a ready-now solution to our society’s toughest transportation issues.”

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