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Audi Adds A Manual Transmission For 2017 A4

Manual transmissions seem to be going the way of the dodo bird. So whenever an automaker announces one of their vehicles is getting the option of a manual, it's time for a celebration.
Posted: October 1, 2016 - 12:11PM
Author: Will Maley

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Audi will be offering the 2017 A4 with the option of a six-speed manual on models equipped 2.0 TFSI four-cylinder and quattro all-wheel drive. Audi says this makes the A4 the only vehicle in the class to offer a manual transmission with standard all-wheel drive.

The manual transmission is all new with magnesium, some hollow components, and a smaller clutch being used. Compared to the last manual transmission on offer for the A4, the new one is 35.3 pounds lighter. Paired with a punchier 2.0L, the A4 manual can hit 60 mph in 5.7 seconds - 0.7 seconds faster than the last model.

Audi will also be offering some special for the A4 manual, a new Sport Plus package. This includes a lowered suspension, Audi dynamic steering, 18-inch wheels, flat-bottom steering wheel, and S line leather/Alcantara interior with sport seats.

The best part of the A4's manual transmission option? It is a no-cost option. So that means you'll pay $40,350 for the base Premium for either the manual or seven-speed dual-clutch transmission. Price includes a $950 destination charge.

Pic Credit: Audi

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