Building a TDI diesel engine

Posted By on October 24, 2009

2010 Audi A3 TDI

Although the Science Channel program “How It’s Made” isn’t one of the most exciting television programs, it does offer a glimpse as to what it takes to manufacture complex items. I happened to watch an episode on how Audi builds its 6-cylinder TDI diesel engine the other day and found it interesting (video clip below). Although I’m currently not a big fan of the recently imported behemoth Audi Q7 TDI seeing their price-point, performance and fuel economy still too low, I do believe their smaller A3 TDI diesels (above) will have some appeal … especially if they offer a manual transmission choice and quattro in the U.S. — yet to be seen.

How the Audi 6-cylinder TDI diesel engine is made



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