Friday, September 24, 2021
News Audi to drop the manual transmission in the US

Audi to drop the manual transmission in the US

This more than likely means that Canada will follow suit. Is this tragic news? Yes. Is this the end of performance driving as we know it for Audi enthusiasts? No.

In fact, the current S4 is no longer available with the manual gearbox, nor is the R8. At the moment, in Canada, if you prefer three pedals, you’ll find only find options in the A4 and A5 with the 2.0-litre TFSI engine. In other words, Audi’s been telling us that the manual gearbox’s days were numbered for a while now.

Like I said, this is not the end the world as the s tronic automated dual-clutch manual transmission is beyond excellent. It’s quicker in every respect and returns better fuel mileage. Are we sad about the news? Absolutely. One of us recently purchased an 08 A4 Avant with a 6-speed manual to try and hold on to the past…

The issue here is that barely 5% of A4/A5 buyers opted for the manual. Audi’s in business to make money. As an alternative, BMW still has the option in the 2-, 3- and 4-Series cars. And in the Ms!!

Trending Now

Refreshed 2022 Ford Expedition Adds Timberline Edition

The 2022 Ford Expedition receives styling changes and a new SYNC 4 infotainment system. A new Expedition Timberline is introduced with higher ground...

The 2022 Toyota Tundra Will Continue its Conquest Run

The new Tundra is completely new from the ground up. The iForce engines are now twin-turbocharged 3.5-litre V6 with or without hybrid power. ...

Rivian to launch membership plan for owners

Membership will grant free charging in Rivian’s own charging network Other perks will include off-road assistance, 4G LTE connectivity and additional extras Membership...

Ram launches two special editions of its 1500 pickup

The 1500 TRX Ignition Edition is the fastest truck on the market and the most expensive Ram pickup ever made It is limited...

Lotus Reveals Emira V6 First Edition Spec and Price

V6 Emira starts from a ton of British Pounds The 400 hp arrives first, four-pot models come later next year Lotus has confirmed the...
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.