2017 Audi S4 Will not Get Dual-clutch Automatic, or Manual

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Raphael Orlove over at Jalopnik has fine, fine reporting that the subsequent-generation Audi S4 will sport a conventional eight-speed torque converter automatic alternatively of the company’s 7-speed dual-clutch unit.

The reason? The S4’s new turbocharged, 3-liter V-6 that produces 354 horsepower creates just enough torque (368.8 pounds-feet of torque, to be exact) to disqualify the automated manual. According to Orlove, the automaker didn’t rule out a DSG in the S4’s future, but stated it just won’t be obtainable at launch next year.

Even with the classic eight-speed, the S4 nonetheless packs a punch. According to the automaker, the vehicle will run up to 60 mph in four.7 seconds, and its disconnecting, cost-free-wheeling transmission will support the automobile achieve practically 32 mpg.

According to Audi, the S4 sedan — but not the Avant — will go on sale in the States subsequent year.

Also: No manual.


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