Audi A4, A5, Q5 To Get 8-Speed Automatic On Four-Cylinder Models

Audi A4, A5, Q5 To Get 8-Speed Automatic On Four-Cylinder Models

With up to 70% of its sales volume expected to comprise of automatic transmission cars, Audi is hoping to get a leg up on the plebian 6-speed and 7-speed auto boxes offered by its German rivals by introducing an 8-speed automatic in the A4, A5 and Q5 equipped with the 2.0TFSI four-cylinder engine. The 8-speed is no bigger or heavier than the outgoing 6-speed tiptronic, but promises better fuel economy and quicker downshifts.

Gallery: Audi A5 Cabriolet

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[Source: Autoblog]