GREENER FUEL. GREATER ECONOMY.
LEADING TODAY. TOMORROW. AND BEYOND.
“The most environmentally friendly car
company selling in the USA.”
- J.D. Power and Associates
Behind each of its esteemed emblems, Volkswagen Group of
America blends engineering with innovation to fuel powerful —
and responsible — performance.
PEOPLE ARE PASSIONATE.
About the environment. About clean air. About doing the right thing.
SO ARE WE.
That’s why Volkswagen Group of America is already leading the way,
offering alternative, efficient and environmentally friendly clean fuel
technology for automobiles on the road today.
TEST YOUR CLEAN FUEL kNOWLEDGE:
» What alternative fuel source delivers more than 30 percent real world
fuel economy today?
» What clean technology reduces CO2 emissions by 25 percent today?
» What clean fuel technology reduces emissions by 90 percent today?
» What environmentally friendly fuel system offers the best long-
commute performance with up to 600 miles per tank today? *
» What is the most efficient internal combustion engine offering more
torque, longer lifetime performance and lower maintenance costs today?
Bonus question: Which vehicles offer the most good clean fun on the
* Touareg V6 TDI: EPA mileage rating of 25 mpg highway and a 26.4-gallon tank.
Audi Q7 TDI 3.0: EPA mileage rating of 25 mpg highway and a 26-gallon tank.
CLEAN DIESEL TDI IS ThE ANSWER.
Surprised? Forget what you thought you knew about diesel.
CLEAN DIESEL TDI vEhICLES FROM
ThE vOLkSWAGEN GROUP:
» Less fuel
» Fewer emissions
» Lower costs
Without sacrificing get-up-and-go.
WELCOME TO ThE WORLD OF CLEAN
Clean Diesel TDI vehicles from Volkswagen and Audi offer high fuel
efficiency, extremely low emissions, maximum performance — and
a fun driving experience.
“A proven technology with a 100-year track
record of success, today’s Clean Diesel TDI
is a quantum leap...”
- Stefan Jacoby, CEO of Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
With turbo-charged direct-injection engine technologies, ultra-low sulfur
clean diesel and the most advanced catalytic converter systems able to
meet the toughest emission standards, Volkswagen Group’s Clean Diesel
TDI vehicles offer the best of both worlds for people and the planet —
greener fuel and greater economy.
While other green solutions have to switch from battery power to gasoline
at highway speeds, Clean Diesel TDI offers true fuel economy on and off
the highway—up to 30 percent more in real world driving conditions.
An environmentally friendly and economic fuel alternative already
available today, Clean Diesel TDI is the bridge on the path to energy
independence tomorrow. In fact, converting one-third of the cars on
the road today to Clean Diesel TDI would save approximately 1.4 million
barrels of oil a day — equal to the daily shipments from Saudi Arabia to
the United States, according to the EPA.
More than any other affordable drive technologies today, economical
Clean Diesel TDI is making a bigger contribution toward reducing oil
consumption and greenhouse gases.
Still not sure? Let’s take a tour.
GREENER FUEL. GREATER ECONOMY.
Named by J.D. Power and Associates as the most environmentally friendly
car company selling in the USA, Volkswagen is the diesel pioneer, second
Using the same technologies that fuel winning vehicles at the world-
famous 24 Hours of Le Mans endurance race or the Jetta TDI Cup series,
our drivers reap the benefits of the Audi and Volkswagen racing teams’
not-so-secret weapon — turbo-charged direct-injection technology (TDI).
Volkswagen Group combines Clean Diesel TDI with advanced engine
design, effective exhaust control and other innovative technology to
continue its lead in J.D. Power’s “Automotive Environmental Index.”
More than just winning accolades, we are winning more loyal and enviro nmentally
aware drivers (800,000 and growing) with our greener fuel, greater economy,
CLEAN DIESEL TDI:
POWERFUL. EFFICIENT. CLEAN.
» Volkswagen TDI and Audi TDI vehicles offer fuel economy
improvements of 30 percent in real world driving conditions over
similarly powered gasoline engine
» Nitrous oxide emissions are reduced by 90 percent with selective
catalytic reduction systems on all Volkswagen Group TDI vehicles
» The Volkswagen Touareg V6 and Audi Q7 TDI EPA mileage ratings
of 25 mpg highway and 26.4-gallon tanks mean fewer fill ups on long
commutes with up to 600 miles per tank
» The Audi Q7 3.0 TDI uses only about 170 gallons of clean diesel to drive
from New York to Los Angeles versus 240 gallons for a comparable gas
engine. This is a 30 percent improvement.
» Clean Diesel TDI engines provide 50 percent more torque at lower
RPMs for superior acceleration and propulsive power, three times the
engine life and lower lifetime maintenance costs
» The 221 hp of the three-liter TDI that powers the Audi Q7 TDI provides
about 80 hp of output per liter of displacement—a level that just a few
years ago was reserved for the sports car segment
» With acceleration from 0 to 60 mph in just 8.5 seconds the Volkswagen
Jetta TDI and Touareg V6 TDI, and the Audi Q7 TDI 3.0, offer the most
affordable good clean fun on the road today
REMARkABLE EFFICIENCY. UNMATChED
Glow Plugs Diesel engines use compression not spark plugs to induce
combustion. A glow plug is a specialized heating coil that helps advanced diesel
engines start quickly. Without spark plugs, typically among the first parts to
malfunction, maintenance costs are generally lower for diesel engines.
Electronic Controls Computer-controlled high-pressure solenoid switches in
advanced diesel engines allow precise amounts of fuel to flow from the injector to
the cylinder at the moment of maximum compression (when the piston reaches
the top of the cylinder) for improved efficiency.
Selective Catalytic Reduction Catalytic converters reduce the levels of
pollutants in exhaust gas. Our efficient clean converters reduce emissions by up
to 90 percent by converting nitrogen oxide from the exhaust gas into nitrogen and
water without forming any undesirable side products. The new Touareg V6 TDI is
also equipped with an oxidation catalytic converter and a diesel particulate filter
to reduce the entire bandwidth of emissions.
Common Rail Fuel Injection System In this fuel injection system, pressure
generation and fuel injection components are separate from one another
with pressure being generated continuously by an independent pump. This
pressure is stored in the distributor rail or “common rail.” Lines connect all the
cylinder injectors to the common rail in parallel ensuring all injectors have an
uninterrupted supply of constant pressure. The injection quantity and timing are
controlled using solenoid valves at the individual injectors.
Advanced Combustion Chamber Configuration In an improved diesel
engine design, the cylinder head is now shaped to provide the proper space for
the fuel and air mixture to ignite and burn efficiently to create maximum power
Turbocharging Turbochargers increase the air throughput of an engine
by compressing the air required for combustion. Compared with a naturally
aspirated engine with the same displacement, a turbocharged engine can
produce higher power and torque, as well as being more efficient. (That’s one
reason why Volkswagen Group’s Clean Diesel TDI vehicles are so fun to drive.)
Ultra-Low Sulfur Fuel Ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel is highly refined for clean,
complete combustion and low emissions. It contains 97 percent less sulfur than
low-sulfur diesel. (Meaning we all breathe easier.)
The 2009 Jetta TDI is the 2009 Green Car of
the Year according to Green Car Journal.
GREENER FUEL. GREATER ECONOMY.
LEADING TODAY. TOMORROW. AND BEYOND.
And we’re not done yet.
Clean Diesel TDI is the clean answer today, tomorrow and beyond.
J.D. Power and Associates projects the new vehicle diesel market will
triple in the coming years, reaching 15 percent of all sales by 2020 – saving
17 billion gallons of fuel over the fleet’s useful life. Looking beyond the
horizon, it requires little imagination to see that alternative fuels like
diesel will continue to be an important part of our future.
At Volkswagen Group of America, we are taking a long-term and a short-
term approach to fuels. Our goal is a carbon-neutral car, but we are not
letting that long-term goal distract us from improvements we can make
Our direct injection diesel technology — TDI clean diesel — dramatically
reduces vehicle emissions today. While gasoline, diesel, electric, hybrid
The Jetta TDI broke the Guinness World
Record in a 48 state, cross-country trip —
averaging more than 58 miles per gallon.
and fuel cell systems will drive mobility in parallel toward future solutions,
the challenge lies in designing future carbon-neutral fuels that can be
distributed via existing filling stations and used in existing vehicles.
Diesel produced from biomass fuels answers that challenge.
Volkswagen Research is working in partnership with a German University
on a breakthrough project called Sunfuel ® , a next-generation biofuel that
involves biomass-to-gas conversion. Biomass fuels are produced from
diversified sources such as plant matter, agricultural waste and food
processing byproducts. Once gas is generated from biomass, it can then
be converted into diesel fuel for distribution.
SunFuel ® is almost CO2-neutral and can be used to power all engines in the
Volkswagen Group’s current model range.
When used as a fuel in conventional diesel engines, the high-quality
SunFuel reduces particulate emissions and nitrogen oxides by nearly
30 percent – even in older vehicles.
These biomass fuels offer exciting potential. Our advanced power systems
coupled with this futuristic fuel will one day make the zero emissions
dream an everyday reality.
Environmental responsibility is one of Volkswagen Group of America’s
core values. Our customers expect us to offer safe, reliable, economical,
high-quality vehicles. We also face the challenge of environmental
responsibility – with the goal of limiting the impact of our operations
on the environment. Already a leader in the field of low-consumption,
low-emission powertrains, our commitment also includes developing
production capabilities for innovative fuels, with particular emphasis
on the commercialization of second-generation biofuels capable of
being distributed via the existing infrastructure and of being used in
vehicles currently on the market today. In addition, another important
technological focus is the reduction of criteria-pollutant emissions. We
are now bringing integrated powertrain and aftertreatment systems
into the market to help drastically reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides,
carbon monoxide, volatile hydrocarbons and particulates.
MEET ThE CLEAN DIESEL TEAM.
Don’t just take our word for it. Take a test drive yourself.
» The Jetta TDI
Good clean diesel fun.
» The Jetta SportWagen TDI
More power, more torque, lower emissions.
» The Touareg 2 (v6) TDI
High excitement, low emission.
» Audi A3 TDI 2.0
Highly efficient compact luxury.
» Audi Q7 TDI 3.0
Power and efficiency.
» Audi Q7 v12 TDI
Athleticism in its purest form.
“Today’s new Clean Diesel TDI offers
driving fun with a clear conscience...”
- Johan de Nysschen, President, Audi of America
PASSION FUELS OUR INNOvATION.
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of
Volkswagen AG, the world’s third largest automaker and the largest
carmaker in Europe. It houses the U.S. operations of a worldwide family
of distinguished and exciting brands including Audi, Bentley, Bugatti,
Lamborghini and Volkswagen, as well as VW Credit, Inc. Founded in 1955,
the company’s headquarters are in Herndon, Va.
Volkswagen Group of America brings to the United States vehicles that
marry the science of engineering and the art of styling, with the goal of
offering attractive, safe and environmentally sound automobiles that are
competitive and set world standards in their respective classes.
The company has approximately 2,500 employees in the United States and
sells its vehicles through an 800-strong dealer network. With increasing
popularity for its brands in the United States, the company has set the goal
of reaching one million car sales in the country by 2018.
In addition to fuel savings, Jetta TDI buyers are
eligible for a $1,300 federal income tax credit
offered for Advanced Lean Burn Technology
Vehicles. Touareg TDI and Audi Q7 TDI buyers
are eligible for a $1,150 income tax credit.