US consumers will have the option of a TDI engine in Audi AG's next-generation A4 sedan, the automaker said today, expanding a campaign to sell more diesel engines in the United States.
A new version of the A4, Audi's longtime U.S. best-seller, is set to arrive in 2014. Audi skipped the current sedan in November when it announced plans to offer four more TDI models in the United States.
Speaking to reporters today, Audi of America President Scott Keogh said U.S. dealerships will be able to get the A4 with a 2-liter TDI engine after the new generation arrives. As with a recent U.S. diesel push by Audi's sibling brand, Volkswagen, the decision reflects a strategy to meet rising corporate average fuel economy standards without sacrificing torque.