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> A little debat between my co-commuter (WMB driver) and I:
> He says that the A4Q is the first production model Audi to offer Quattro
> with an auto transmission. I say no, that the A6 had it before, as well as
> earlier models. Who is right?
JON ... Jon. I'm surprised that you would even ask ... of course you are
right! You ARE the Audi owner after all. :-)
Shef had the right answer WRT slusher, but mis-stated the 5-speed issue ...
> If memory serves the V8Q was the first Quattro to be offered in America
> with an automatic transmission. I think the first year the V8 was offered it
> could be had with stick or auto. after that year, '90?, it could only be had
> with an automatic. European offerings were/are probably different:-/
close ... must be getting a little fuzzy there Shef ;-)
1990 was in fact the first year the V8q was available in the USA ... but it
was only available with an automatic tranny. I remember the complaints that
Audi would go from a situation where there were only MT quattros to one where
an MT was not even available.
1991 was the first [and only] year that the V8q was available with a 5-speed.
I still have the AutoWeek issue that has the review of the 5-speed V8q ...
I don't think that an automatic quattro was available even in Europe before
And I was surprised to infer from the microfiche that even the '91 200Q/20V
still had a lockable open diff in the back. This may mean that the only car
that had the rear torsen was the V8q ...
San Jose, CA (USA)