Audi is proud to announce production in Mexico has finally kicked off at the assembly plant in Curitiba, Parana where they make the A3 Sedan 1.4 TFSI Flex. This is actually Audi’s first ever model to come with a flex-fuel engine which can work on gasoline, ethanol or both fuels at the same time. It’s no wonder Audi’s first locally produced car in Mexico has this type of engine taking into account Brazil is the largest market for flex-fuel engines as more than 90% of new cars have this technology.
Deliveries of the Audi A3 Sedan 1.4 TFSI Flex will commence sometime next month and according to the technical sheet the car has a combined fuel consumption of 8.54 liters / 100 km in the city when running on gasoline and 12.82 liters when using ethanol. In extra-urban driving, gas consumption stands at 6.99 liters / 100 km whereas the ethanol needed is 10.10 liters / 100 km.
At some point during the future, Audi will commence assembly of the Q3 in Curitiba and the plan is to locally produce as many components as possible.
As most of you know, Audi has plans for a second factory on the American continent as a new assembly plant will be inaugurated next year in San José Chiapa, Mexico where they will produce the second generation Q5.