I would gladly, happily, and joyously buy one brandy new if it came with a stick and a decent motor.
Audi will never sell me one new or used as the car stands.
All of those demo units are going to sold soon for a discount I'm sure.
Engine wise I was quite worried about the 2.0 as well until I drove it. Dealer told me tdi will be out next year as a 2014 model (albeit a "surcharge" over 2.0) as the new CAFE standards kick in in 2015. BS...??? Makes sense though.
10 911 GT3
12 Cayman R
13 Mini GP
............"aim low; you'll always be impressed.............
Last edited by Incrementalg; 07-02-2012 at 04:31 PM.
They are under the impression (and are probably right to some extent) that the US doesn't like diesel cars. Along with the premium of the engine itself and that in most places diesel is around the same price as premium gas it doesn't make sense from a sales point.
Also, now gas engines are getting really close to diesel MPG numbers without the cost penalty.
I also see on the horizon that Audi is trying to push their e-Tron tech so that may put a damper on their convectional diesel engines with more research going to their hybrid stuff.
But we'll see. Nothing is in concrete until you see it on the dealer lot.
VW has scored a big hit with the tdi in the new passat, so maybe the perception is changing. I'm in the Boston area and diesel is easy to find and often less than premium. (at some stations anyway).
I worry the allroad tdi will fetch a + 50k price tag if it gets the 3.0 tdi.