Yesterday, I dropped my car off for it’s 6-year scheduled maintenance and for it to be detailed (it’s been too long since I’ve had a chance to do the full treatment inside and out), and was able to get a loaner car. I was given the choice of two types of vehicles to choose from, an Audi A3 TDI and an Audi Q7 TDI. You can probably guess, I did not choose the ogre that is the Q7 TDI, not to mention, I was thrilled to be able to get a TDI as a loaner.
The loaner A3 TDI is Ice Silver Metallic with the all black interior of the included S-Line package. It’s drivetrain includes a turbocharged 2.0-litre that makes 140HP at 4200 RPM and 236 lb-ft of torque from 1750-2500 RPM, and is mated to a dual-clutch transmission (which is also known as DSG or S-Tronic in VW/Audi parlance). Continue reading