Audi has finally announced pricing for its long-awaited 2010 A3 TDI, and it’s just about what we had been expecting. Base price for a standard front-wheel drive model comes in at $29,950 (*plus $825 destination) when equipped with the S Tronic dual-clutch gearbox. Naturally, we expect a fully stocked options list that can dramatically raise that starting price rather quickly.
The new A3 TDI will be available in all 50 states in late November carrying a window sticker promoting EPA estimated mileage of 30 city and 42 highway. For the sake of comparison, the Lexus HS 250h – which Audi singles out as the only real competitor to its diesel-powered hatchback – starts at $34,200 and scores 35 mpg in the city and 34 on the highway. Want to know more? Click here to read our review of the 2010 Audi A3 TDI and hit the jump for the official press release.
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