What is a TDI?
While shopping around for a new vehicle you may have come across the term “TDI” included in a vehicle’s name or description and you may be asking yourself – what is a TDI? The Gorman McCracken lot in Longview, TX has a number of TDI Volkswagen vehicles, so we thought we would put together a guide to help break down what a TDI vehicle is and if it is a good fit for you.
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What Does TDI Mean?
The term “TDI” describes an advanced diesel engine that uses both direct fuel injection and a turbocharger. This combination allows the diesel engine to perform just as quickly as that of a gasoline vehicle. While “TDI” can often be found listed as part of the vehicle’s trim level, really it is describing the type of engine that is under the hood.
Is it Beneficial to Drive a TDI?
There are a number of benefits that come with driving a TDI vehicle. When you drive a TDI, your driving experience will be smoother and quieter. The hydraulic engine mounts that are in a TDI vehicle help to ensure low-vibrations and a smooth run. TDI vehicles have longer service and maintenance intervals meaning you don’t have to visit the mechanic as frequently as the standard vehicle for routine maintenance. Economical fuel consumption, low emissions, and infrequent service needs will help you save money in the long run. A TDI vehicle offers knockout torque, letting you accelerate effortlessly and will give you more fun behind the wheel.
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Are you thinking of making the switch to a TDI? Check out our full lineup of TDI vehicles and schedule a test drive to try one out for yourself. If you have more questions about what a TDI is and how it performs, you can contact our service team who will be happy to help.