01-13-2000, 10:18 AM
I am looking seriously at the new A8's. The one thing that I am really hung up over is the auto transmission. The difference in performance between the auto and manual S8 is about 20%. Has anyone delved into the question as to why the manual transmission used on the S8 is/could not be available on an US A8? I may still go with a 2.7T A6 to get a manual transmission.
I wondered this too. Although its not listed as an option, I wonder if you could use the Euro ordering code for manual trans when you order one.
Herr Doktor Spione
01-13-2000, 03:06 PM
… the end of the calendar year, you may yet see the six-speed transmission. But with the limited number of cars that will likely be imported I cannot imagine the importer validating two gearboxes for so few vehicles. I suppose you could let Audi of Amerika know whether you'd prefer Tiptronic or a clutch.
01-13-2000, 10:17 PM
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01-14-2000, 05:21 AM
This is news. Everything I have seen says that there are no plans to make the A8 available here.
01-14-2000, 01:04 PM
And If it does but I bet it will be tiptronic only for the reasons posted above.