2016 Audi A4, S4 Getting 9-Speed Transmission
QuattroWorld is reporting that the next-generation A4 and S4 will benefit from a nine-speed S-tronic transmission, at least on the hybrid A4 model and the A4 models equipped with a 3.0 TFSI quattro powertrain.
The new transmission will also be found on numerous TDI models, including the 3.0 TDI quattro trim and the 2.0 TDI e-quattro that features a 190-hp diesel engine combined to a 136-hp electric motor.
As for the 2016 Audi S4, it’ll pack 340 hp to go with its nine-speed S-tronic transmission for those that choose not to go with the standard six-speed manual. The nine-speed S-tronic transmission will be the only option on the next Audi RS 4, which will have a 2.9 TFSI powertrain with 420 hp.
The 2016 Audi A4 will make its official debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show and if Audi continues its current timelines for releasing RS models, the RS 4 will be introduced two years later. Although it’s unconfirmed which powerplants will be used in the U.S., expect the 252 hp 2.0-liter TFSI to be offered.
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Along with being built on the German automaker’s new MLB Evo platform that will help shed around 220 lbs from the A4’s weight, the interior will get revamped so its quality matches the Q7. Look for more details on the 2016 Audi A4 to be revealed in the coming months as we head to the Frankfurt Motor Show in September.
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