InnovationAudi TDI®

 Audi TDITDISynonymous with muscular torque delivery and outstanding efficiency: TDI. Today, TDI engines are sporty, smooth and economical.TDI ® - A symbiosis of power and endurance

Today's new clean diesel engines have gained wide acceptance due to their unique characteristics including excellent performance, high fuel-efficiency, low-emissions output and low-maintenance. Their great advantage is that they are extremely powerful even at low revs, and very economical across the entire speed range. This ensures that the TDITDISynonymous with muscular torque delivery and outstanding efficiency: TDI. Today, TDI engines are sporty, smooth and economical.TDI engines have outstanding sprinting and long-distance qualities.

Audi is the pioneer in turbocharged diesel engines with direct injection. 1989 was the year in which TDI was born: Audi presented the world’s first car diesel engine with direct injection and electronic management at the Frankfurt Motor Show (IAA). Turbodiesel technology with direct injection became a major success.

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  • Pioneering TDI® technology

    Since we introduced the first TDI® engine in 1989, demand for this remarkable technology has led to half of all Audi vehicles to be equipped with TDI®. And more than half of all new cars sold in Europe today are diesel-powered.

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  • Audi TDI® engines: powerful, efficient, clean

    Superior performance on all levels can only be rightfully claimed when judged in real world environments and conditions. TDI® excels in all categories including what could be considered the most important: Public opinion.