Fleet News

Audi drives for the 100mpg vehicle

A SHOW of support for diesel fuels came from Audi at the show, with a commitment to invest heavily in the fuel as the key to cutting vehicle emissions. Audi's chief executive officer Dr Franz-Joseph Paefgen hammered home the importance of diesel to Audi at the launch of the new A2, which include a new three-cylinder 1.4-litre diesel engine as part of the line-up.

The engine will form the basis of a drive by Audi to produce an engine capable of nearly 100mpg by the end of the year. The three-litre car - so-called because it uses three litres of fuel for every 100 kms travelled - will be launched in the A2 as part of a fuel efficiency programme throughout Audi's parent VW Group, which has already seen Volkswagen produce a 3.0-litre Polo powered by a three cylinder diesel engine.

Paefgen said: 'We now have a 2.5-litre diesel for the A6 and an eight-cylinder diesel for the A8 which meet future European emissions standards. Our leadership in diesel technology has been confirmed with our current range of engines and Audi will remain at the cutting edge of diesel technology in the future.'

Leave a comment for your chance to win £20 of John Lewis vouchers.

Every issue of Fleet News the editor picks his favourite comment from the past two weeks – get involved for your chance to appear in print and win!

Login to comment


No comments have been made yet.

Compare costs of your company cars

Looking to acquire new vehicles? Check how much they'll cost to run with our Car Running Cost calculator.

What is your BIK car tax liability?

The Fleet News car tax calculator lets you work out tax costs for both employer and employee