Correct me if I am wrong but I believe the A3 is the only new Audi that is
available with front wheel drive. It would be really nice to be able to
order an A4 or A6 Avant with FWD and a manual or DSG transmission for the
sake of fuel economy.
Everyone offers AWD these days. Why is it so diffiuclt to find a reasonably
efficient FWD or RWD wagon with a manual transmission in the US? Come on
Audi, give us a FWD A4/A6 Avant with the 2.0T or TDI with a DSG or manual 6
Yeah sure, Audi's AWD system is superior.. yada yada. But what about those
people that don't need AWD? How about giving us an option??
Sounds odd. There are several FWD-only options here (in the UK).
A4: 1.8T, 2.0, 2.0T or 3.2 petrol, 1.9, 2.0 or 2.7 TDI
A6: 2.0T, 2.4 or 3.2 petrol, 2.0 or 2.7 TDI
(Unless I've missed something, these are all 6 speed or multitronic
except the 1.9TDI A4 which is manual only. I only bothered to look at
saloons: the estate versions might be different. Info from
I don't understand why these shouldn't be offered where you are. But
have you considered importing? OK, importing from the UK might not be
viable, since our prices are absurd, even without having to convert to
LHD. But there are other countries from which it might be viable.
Germany's the obvious one, of course.
(I don't find your logic for preferring FWD convincing, but each to
his own. I think that quattro rocks!)
The A4 2.0 T 4-cylinder can be ordered with a 200 hp, 6-speed manual
transmission FrontTrack front-wheel drive.
Look at this link:
The A4 is sold in North America as FWD.
DSG is only available with tranverse engine cars like the A3 and TT. I am
sure it will eventually move to the longitudinal cars like the A4,A6,A8.
DSG is not comapatible with conventional "quattro" which uses a torson
differential instead of Haldex electric system.
FWD cars are fairly common in southern states.
Personally if want an Audi I want Quattro otherwise why bother.
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