Audi has revealed pricing and fuel economy figures for its three latest diesel offerings, the 2014 A6, A7, and Q5 TDI. All three of the cars use a 3.0-liter turbodiesel V-6 engine rated for 240 hp and 428 lb-ft of torque, along with an eight-speed automatic transmission.
The 2014 Audi A7 TDI is rated at 24/38 mpg (city/highway), up from the standard gas-powered car’s ratings of 18/28 mpg with a 3.0-liter supercharged V-6. The diesel-powered car is said to hit 60 mph in 5.5 seconds. Pricing for the A7 TDI starts at $67,795 (including an $895 destination charge), which is a premium of $6800 over the base price of a standard 2013 Audi A7.
The 2014 Audi A6 TDI is also rated for 24/38 mpg, whereas the 2013 gas-powered A6 manages 25/33 mpg with its standard 2.0-liter turbo-four engine and 19/28 mpg with the optional 3.0-liter supercharged V-6.The diesel’s base price of $58,395 is higher than the base price of the 2.0-liter and 3.0-liter gas versions, which ring in at $43,095 and $51,295, respectively, for the 2013 model year. Audi says the A6 TDI will hit 60 mph in 5.5 seconds.
Finally, the 2014 Audi Q5 TDI returns 24/31 mpg in EPA testing. The 2013 Audi Q5 returns 20/28 mpg with the standard 2.0-liter turbo-four engine, 18/26 mpg with the optional 3.0-liter supercharged V-6, and 24/30 mpg in hybrid guise. The Q5 TDI costs $47,395 after destination, making it more expensive than all but the Q5 hybrid.Audi predicts a 0-to-60-mph time of 6.5 seconds for the diesel.
All three of the new Audi diesels go on sale at the end of this summer. The company previously launched the 2014 Audi A8L TDI, which uses the same engine and returns 24/36 mpg. It costs $83,395 and went on sale in the spring. Audi revealed plans to make the 3.0-liter TDI engine available in the A6, A7, A8, and Q5 at last year’s Los Angeles auto show.