Audi A4 Transmission Information

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The Audi A4 is equipped with a variety of manual, automatic and semi-automatic transmissions. The Audi Sport A4 DTM is equipped with a high-performance manual transmission to handle the horsepower and torque of its 460-hp engine.

Background

  • The Audi A4, launched in 1994, employs many powerful engines, including the 2.4- and 3-liter V-6s and the 2.5- and 3-liter diesel V-6s that require heavy-duty multi-faceted transmissions to transmit the power.

Types

  • The Audi A4 can be equipped with a 6-speed manual, 7-speed continuously variable transmission, 6-speed tiptronic automatic or 7-speed S tronic.

Sequential Manuals

  • Two manuals are offered: the Gertag 6-speed for standard A4s and the high-performance Hewland 6-speed for the Audi Sport A4 DTM.

ZF Tiptronic

  • The tiptronic automatic, supplied by ZF Friedrichshafen AG, uses a manual "upshift" and "downshift" component that allows the driver to bypass the automatic for manual use without a clutch.

S Tronic

  • The 7-speed S tronic transmissions is the four-wheel-drive Audi 4's direct-shift gearbox that electronically controls a multi-shaft dual-clutch manual gearbox without a clutch pedal.

CVT

  • The 8-speed multitronic Continuously Variable Transmission is the Audi A4's stepless automatic in which the gear ratio various continuously to handle the torque of turbodiesel engine.

References

  • Photo Credit "Audi A5 'Sky'" is Copyrighted by Flickr user: marcp_dmoz (Marc) under the Creative Commons Attribution license.
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