AUBURN HILLS, MI
– Audi will bring its 3.0L clean diesel to the U.S. market in 2008, coinciding with the engine’s European debut, according to the Web site www.leftlanenews.com
. The first U.S.-spec Audi vehicle to receive diesel power will be the Q7 SUV, followed by Audi’s all-new A4.
Output for the 3.0L TDI V-6 is rated at 240 horsepower and 406 lb-ft of torque. Despite all that power, Audi claims the new engine is 35 percent more efficient than a comparable gasoline engine and can get up to 40 mpg highway. The engine is also clean enough to earn it certification in all 50 states.