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S TRONIC SPORTS TRANSMISSION NOW FOR AUDI A4 AND A5

Latest version of celebrated twin-clutch transmission filters from new S4 models to the A4 Saloon and Avant and A5 Coupe

* New S tronic transmission configured for longitudinal engine installations first used in Q5 SUV and S4 Saloon and Avant - now available in 2.0-litre TFSI quattro versions of the A4 and A5
* Premium of £1,420 over manual transmission
* A4 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic £27,170 OTR, A4 Avant 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic £28,295 OTR, A5 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic £31,065 OTR
* S tronic twin-clutch transmission delivers exceptionally rapid gear changes with no interruption to power flow, reducing acceleration time yet retaining fuel economy and CO2 at the level of manual equivalents
* A4 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic 0-62mph in 6.5 seconds (manual 6.6), top speed 150mph (manual 153mph), combined mpg 38.2 (manual 38.2), CO2 172g/km (manual 172g/km)
* A5 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic 0-62mph in 6.2 seconds (manual 6.5), top speed 150mph (manual 153mph), combined mpg 38.2 (manual 38.2), CO2 172g/km (manual 173g/km)
* A4 also now available with new Executive SE and Executive S line specification options

Shifting into a higher gear in Audi A4 and A5 models could take as little as 0.2 seconds from this month as the latest performance-oriented S tronic twin-clutch automatic transmission makes the transition to 2.0 TFSI quattro versions of the acclaimed compact Saloon, Avant and Coupe. The new S tronic option adds £1,420 to the prices of A4 2.0 TFSI quattro and A5 2.0 TFSI quattro models, taking them to £27,170 OTR and £31,065 respectively.

Despite its rapidity, the latest incarnation of the twin-clutch gearbox also acts responsibly, maintaining fuel economy and CO2 output at the same level, or below, manual equivalents.

Launched to critical acclaim in the first generation TT, the advanced transmission added a new string to its bow during 2008 when it was further upgraded to enable installation in Audi models with longitudinal, ‘North-South' engine installations. The new addition made its debut in the Q5 SUV, and soon after in the latest supercharged S4 Saloon and Avant.

Linked to an all-new engine
It now brings its lightning fast changes to the A4 2.0 TFSI quattro with its brand new turbo charged and directly injected FSI engine enhanced by Audi valvelift technology for improved engine ‘breathing'. In Saloon form, the A4 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic can power to 62mph from rest in 6.5 seconds - a 0.1 second improvement over the manual version - reach a top speed of 150mph and return 38.2mpg according to the combined cycle test. In the A5 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic, the sprint to 62mph can be completed 0.3 seconds more quickly than in the manual at 6.2 seconds, and a top speed of 150mph can be reached, while combined economy and CO2 output match the A4 at 38.2mpg and 172g/km.

These impressive economy figures are identical to manual A4 and A5 equivalents, and in terms of CO2 output the A5 S tronic actually shows a reduction versus the manual version's 173g/km, highlighting the fact that in contrast to most automatic transmissions S tronic demands no compromise in return for added convenience.

Advanced electro-hydraulic controls and the alternate use of two clutches enable the S tronic gearbox to deliver lightning fast automatic or manual shifts via the gear lever or steering wheel-mounted paddle controls with no interruption of the engine's power delivery across seven ratios.

The first of the two clutches serves the odd-numbered gears and reverse, and the second the even-numbered gears, so when the A4 or A5 are travelling in third gear, for instance, fourth is already pre-selected in anticipation. As soon as the shift command is given, the first clutch is disengaged and the second engaged in just a few hundredths of a second, virtually seamlessly.

The sporting credentials of both A4 and A5 2.0 TFSI quattro models can not only be enhanced by the new S tronic transmission, but also by the extra cost option of the Audi drive select adaptive dynamics system. With its influence over throttle response, transmission points, steering weighting and damper control Audi drive select delivers the sharpest possible response and the highest degree of poise in all situations.
 

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Wow, amazing technology!
I recently ordered a 2.0T FSI (211 ps) Quattro A5 S - line, S-tronic...and I cannot wait to drive it !
Still another 3 months to go ...
 

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Is it only a matter of time before the US will get the 2.0TFSI for the coupe since it will be an option for the cabriolet?

Wah, I would love to order that right now if it was available here.
 

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Wah, I would love to order that right now if it was available here.
It is a shame that it is not available in the States!

It's strange how some options in one country are not available in others!

For example, in Lebanon, the A5 does not come in a manual transmission; or sport seats (different than S -line interior) is not available with the 4 cylinder engine models (I don't know if that is similar in other areas)

Its frustrating !!
 

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It is a shame that it is not available in the States!

It's strange how some options in one country are not available in others!

For example, in Lebanon, the A5 does not come in a manual transmission; or sport seats (different than S -line interior) is not available with the 4 cylinder engine models (I don't know if that is similar in other areas)

Its frustrating !!
I like the package that Audi put in the US most of the time, technology and premium, etc. But also I would like to see more options, engine, individual, etc... without breaking the bank to get one.

By the way, I read your signature. Can you update this forum on the drivability of the Audi A5 with the new 2.0TFSI Engine when it arrives.... THANKS,
 

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By the way, I read your signature. Can you update this forum on the drivability of the Audi A5 with the new 2.0TFSI Engine when it arrives.... THANKS,
For sure ....I will definitely be leaving feedback !!
 

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Obviously it needs to be driven but I wonder if the A5 2.0 TFSI quattro S tronic will become the mainstream A5 of choice in the UK.

Unusually Audi's 2.0 TFSI petrol has the same torque as its 2.0 TDI version which is impressive and it has a fair bit more horsepower and acceleration.

I love my 3.0 TDI tiptronic but this does seem very close in performance, CO and economy with a useful £3.3K saving on list, especially since now there is little to distinguish 4-cyl and 6-cyl models (in fact is there anything except the exhausts and radiator grille?).

The extra torque and 2 extra cylinders of the 3.0 TDI will invariably win the day for those who can afford it but it is a close call I would say. If petrol is a must have there would seem to be very little case for the 3.2 V6 though.

If you think Diesel is a must have take a look at the power, price and performance of the A5 2.0 TFSI quattro and the fact you can have the S tronic and see if you can stretch to it. (There is of course no auto option at all on the 2.0 TDI).

Just my thoughts on the current range (and I only just got my 3.0 TDI!).
 
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