Audi Multitronic CVT Mothballed in Favor of Dual-Clutch

Audi Multitronic CVT Mothballed in Favor of Dual-Clutch

There’s good news if the thought of a German luxury automaker selling cars with CVTs makes your skin crawl: Audi is ditching its infinite ratio transmission.

The company is getting ready to eliminate its Multitronic CVT in favor of a new seven-speed dual-clutch transmission according to a report by Motoring that quotes Audi driving behavior engineer Ralph Riegger. During the course of its use, the unit became the center of a class-action lawsuit that said the transmissions are prone to premature failure in rouhgly 64,000 A4 and A6 sedans built between 2002 and 2006.

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Currently, the Multitronic CVT is used in entry-level versions of the A4 and A6. The new transmission is expected to arrive first in the next-generation A4.

[Source: Motoring]

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