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Audi models to receive 8 speed autobox

By SYF77 on 16 May 2010

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The all-new A8 and updated Q7 won't be the only vehicles in Audi's line-up to benefit from the automaker's new eight-speed gearbox. The octo-cog-swapper is set to proliferate throughout the Audi line-up in the coming year.

For the 2011 model year, the A4 2.0 TFSI quattro sedan and Avant will come packing with the eight-speed tranny, along with the A5 2.0 TFSI quattro coupe and cabriolet (the manual six-speed will only be available on the coupe). In addition, the revised Q7, with its new high and low output 3.0-liter supercharged V6s, will replace the 3.6-liter V6 and 4.2-liter V8 for the 2011 model year. Both engines, along with the new 3.0-liter TDI, will come equipped with the eight-speed auto.

Finally, Audi quietly revealed the 2.0 TFSI inline-four-equipped Q5 at the New York Auto Show, and part of the new package will also include the eight-speed autobox.

The eight-speed automatic-equipped models promise to deliver improved fuel economy, quicker downshifts and, thanks to its compact packaging, no additional weight gain over the standard six-speed tiptronic.

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SYF77
Written by SYF77
I have been a car fanatic since 1989, when my father was changing our family car then to a Toyota Corolla 1.6 GL fitted with a Twin Cam 16 valve engine that was carburetor-fed, a big deal back in those days. The automobile technology and industry fascinates me and I hope to broadcast these interesting developments to everyone out there through this blog.



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Elijahritz Nov 19 2010 01:46 PM
This new eight speed of Audi cars would surely attract more consumers especially to those people who love faster cars. It surely took some time for Audi to have these new added capability but now they have it, Audi cars would surely shine outburst their competitors again. I've bet that they have put a lot of effort and top-notch parts such more powerful engine, high-end clutch slave cylinder and much more to come up on this eight speed. I would love to those test that eight speed and see how well it perform on the road. drivingcar.gif
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