For most brands, eight-speed automatic transmissions are still only the stuff of high-end flagships but for Audi, at least, most of the models in its lineup will feature the advanced units. Already confirmed for the new 2011 Audi A8 and updated Q7, by this fall the automaker will announce that its eight-speed automatic transmission will also feature in the more affordable A4, A5 and Q5 models. The information was revealed in dealer order guides released for the 2011 model year, which were obtained by the guys at Autoblog. Eventually, Audi hopes to have nearly 70 percent of its U.S. lineup...
Report: Audi Considering 8-Speed Automatic For Most Models
Audi’s top-of-the-line 2011 A8 has been fitted with ZF’s whiz-bang eight-speed automatic transmission, catching up to rivals like BMW that has already installed the advanced transmission in several of its models. Audi is yet to confirm the news but reports claim that following the new...Viknesh Vijayenthiran