No More manual for A4?!

thejimrose thejimrose at
Sat Aug 23 09:55:28 PDT 2008

yup the dual clutch was porsche helping out audi with the s1. total black
ops style. =) amazing that technology was so old when it first came out i
thought 'how groundbreaking!' perhaps why i'm not an engineer? =)

as for the manumatic / dsg argument, i for one am not concerned with 1000's
of seconds of performance improvement. if i were i wouldn't drive an a4..
it's about synergy with the machine and the drive, not the lap time.

although i have to say there are many days when an auto would be lovely.

On Sat, Aug 23, 2008 at 6:56 AM, Dave <dave.eaton at> wrote:

> f1 has a "seamless shift" gearbox - effectively a better version of a
> dual-clutch box.  audi debuted a dual-clutch gearbox in the wrc back with
> the s1 (1986), and some parts from the porsche parts-bin....

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