December 26, 2012, 7:30 pm
Originally Posted by tol4o
3.0 TDI in Q5? What a waste! I was sure it's gonna be 2.0 TDI. Where your info comes from?
My info comes from official Audi press releases and an Audi test engineer that I frequently PM on another online forum
The A8 TDI is going to be rated at 24/36 MPG, so the A6/A7 should be better than that and the Q5 should get about that.
My Audi contact has told me sub 6 0-60 and mid-to-high 30s on the highway in his test Q5 TDI
The upcoming 4 cylinder TDI will be for the B9 A4, next gen A3, Q3, etc.
About the next line of BMW diesels, a salesman at the dealer told me after April 2013, 3 series, X3 and 5 series
Nope, this is wrong.
This is from the last BMW dealer meeting.
The engines were announced here (http://www.autoblog.com/2012/07/13/p...w-u-s-dealers/
As we can see, F30d is coming first. 5 series and X3 won't see diesels until their respective LCI. X5d is a delayed intro after new X5 is out in the Spring.
Audi is bringing the A6/7/8/Q5 TDI all by Fall '13. And by that time, Mercedes will have a GLK250 CDI, C250 CDI, E250 4Matic CDI, E350 RWD, ML250 BT, ML350 BT, S350 4MATIC BT, GL CDI, and so on.
BMW is going to be playing a lot of catch up with Audi and Mercedes.