Audi has divulged plans for a range of fuel-efficient models based on the A3, A3 Sportback and A4, but at the moment there are no plans to bring them to the UK.
Following on from parent company Volkswagen's Bluemotion diesels, the new Audis have been developed in response to increasing calls for more economical and cleaner models. Called the "e" range, Audi’s new line-up will make its debut at the Geneva motor show in March before going on sale in Germany in April.
Kicking off the range are the A3 TDI e and A3 Sportback TDI e. Both are powered by Audi’s standard 1.9-litre four-cylinder pumpe duse diesel delivering 105bhp and 185lb ft of torque.
Changes to the gearbox make fifth and sixth gears taller for improved fuel economy, but Audi is remaining tight-lipped on any other significant modifications and performance prior to the cars' unveiling in Geneva. What it has revealed, though, is a combined average fuel consumption figure of 62.7mpg and an impressive CO2 rating of just 120g/km – making the new Audi duo among the most economical and cleanest cars on offer today.