The A3 1.6 TDI can draw on the same 105 hp power output and 250 Nm torque peak as all other versions, and consequently can match them on performance, doing sixty in 11.4 seconds and offering the option to reach a top speed of 121mph where conditions allows it to.
The version with 99g output will be available exclusively in Standard specification, which includes 15-inch 7-arm design alloy wheels (normally 16-inch 7-arm design), manual air conditioning, remote central locking, electric front windows and a Chorus radio with single CD player.
Versions equipped to SE, Sport and S line specification, and all Sportback models, continue to offer 109g/km output and cover up to 68.9mpg (except the A3 Sportback 1.6 TDI S tronic with 112g/km output and 65.7mpg).
The Vorsprung durch Technik brand offers a wide range of models that meet high efficiency standards, such as the A4 TDIe Saloon with emissions of 120 g/km and 61.4 mpg capability, the A6 TDIe with 53.3 mpg and 139 g/km and the TT TDI quattro with 53.3 mpg and 139 g/km.
In 2010, another model will join the range, namely the new A8 luxury saloon, which, in 3.0-l Tdi 204 hp form has the potential to cover up to 47.1 mpg while emitting just 159 g/km of CO2.