Hey friend, I know your style. You absolutely must buy a luxury SUV and you want a diesel motor with all the torque to pull your car. Well, I’ve got some good news for you. Now that there is an approved fix for some Audi/VW 3.0-liter TDI models, you can score one up to 30 percent off.
Our friends at CarsDirect.com just got word that Volkswagen and Audi will begin selling “new” TDI SUVs that have been sitting in limbo for awhile. Both brands are hot to move this old inventory off the lot. Volkswagen is offering a tiered discount program depending on the model year for the Touareg TDI, while Audi will offer a straight up 20 percent off the MSRP (before the destination fee is applied).
CarsDirect senior pricing analyst Alex Bernstein breaks it down -
Through January 2, VW is offering an unusual discount on 3-liter diesels depending on model year. Here’s how it works.
25% off MSRP on 2014 models20% off MSRP on 2015 models15% off MSRP on 2016 models
To calculate the discount, VW is using the original MSRP with optional equipment but excluding destination charge.
Back in 2014, the Touareg TDI Sport was priced from $51,610 and came with a 240 hp engine making 406 lb-ft of torque with an EPA rating of 29 mpg highway.
With a 25% discount, that’s $12,902 in savings.
Alex notes that there aren’t many 2014-2015 Touareg models left on the lots, so most folks would be cashing in on the fifteen percent off the 2016 models. According to Autotrader.com, there are currently 13, 2014-2015 Touareg TDI models listed while there are over 200 new 2016 TDI SUVs for sale.
The situation looks better for the Audi Q7 TDI, as Autotrader is currently listing over 200, 2014-2015 models for sale. Which means you can score almost $15,000 off the sticker price of a well equipped TDI.
Even though VW and Audi TDI SUVs will be getting some great discounts, there is no word yet as to how Porsche will handle the market for diesel Cayennes. A previous report indicated that those cars may be sold as CPO models with a “significant discount.”
Also up in the air are the 3.0-liter TDI Audi sedans like the A6, A7, and A8. According to GreenCarReports, these cars use an older version of the 3.0-liter TDI motor and a fix has not yet been approved.