The 2017 A4 Quattro Is Audi's Attempt To Save The Manual Gearboxes

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Most of the carmakers are in a hurry to kill the "old-school" manual gearboxes. But Audi has got you covered: The 2017 A4 is officially the only entry-level luxury sedan in Europe that you can buy with a manual gearbox.

Audi will also offer a new six-speed, which is kgs lighter, thanks to the magnesium parts and open gearwheels. The car also has a hollow shaft and smaller clutch.

The 2017 A4 has also received a new spur-gear stage which will replace the front axle differential used on the outgoing models, allowing the new A4 Quattro manual to sprint from nought to 100km/h in 5.7 seconds instead of previously recorded 6.4.

It will also come with a new Quattro system that uses an electronically controlled clutch at the rear end of the transmission, shedding 4kgs in the process.

Audi has even come up with an exclusive Sport Plus package, which lowers the car by 23mm and features an adaptive steering, flow-formed 18" wheels, S Line Alcantara interior with bucket seats, stainless steel pedals, and a flat-bottom steering wheel.

The company even offers the Daytona Gray as a colour option, so that the package turns your A4 into an S4 without the manic power. What you can still get from the 2.0 TFSI engine is 252bhp and 370Nm of peak torque.

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Story first published: Friday, September 23, 2016, 16:55 [IST]
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