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Super Fuel-Efficient: the Audi A3 Ultra

Because of the high fuel prices, European customers always get more engine choice for the same car model, than people in the US side.

Recently, Audi has expanded its Ultra trim lineup of the A3 to more models, including the 4-door sedan and the convertible. Two transmissions are available: 6-speed manual, 7-speed S Tronic double-clutch transmission.

The heart of the Ultra trim is its super efficient engines, which includes the 1.4 TFSI gasoline turbo, good for 50mpg (EU standard); and also the 1.6 TDI diesel, which achieves 71.3mpg.


The gasoline engine is rated at 150ps and the diesel counterpart is 110ps...

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Are Gasoline of Different Brands All The Same?

Some people may not care what they put into their car’s gas tank, and just go to the nearest gas station when their cars are running out of gas.

Although there is a federal minimum requirement in US for the gasoline quality, the quality warranty is just very basic and may not be enough for your car’s health, long term speaking.

For example, one requirement to the gasoline sold in US market is, there must be detergent added to prevent carbon buildup inside the engine, to keep the engine runs cleaner, more efficient and lower the emissions. The amount that the detergent added into the gasoline determines the cleaning effect...

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