Audi drops manual transmissions from 2019 US-lineup

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Fans of three pedals should shift their attention away from Audi showrooms for the 2019 model year. The automaker issued a statement on Friday that in response to weak demand it will no longer offer a manual transmission model in its U.S.-market lineup beginning next year. Audi also confirmed that it will pull the no-cost 6-speed manual option from its A4 …

Audi’s latest infotainment system is a smarter driving companion

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Audi is bringing in major updates to their MMI infotainment system. The new infotainment system, called MMI Touch Response, has done away with the rotary dial found on the previous version; there are now two displays instead of one. The top 10.1-inch main screen handles navigation, media and most of the car’s settings and the new, smaller 8.6-inch display takes care …

Audi plans Tesla Y Competitor

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Audi will be adding some new electric cars to their lineup in the near future. In the last two years, Audi has revealed two electric car concepts it plans to bring to market: the e-tron quattro and the e-tron Sportback. But the German automaker, which is a subsidiary of Volkswagen, also has a third electric vehicle in the works and …

Audi and Porsche Diesels Might Make US Comeback

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“Diesel” has become a dirty word at the Volkswagen Group, where the company’s emissions-cheating scandal has caused its TDI engines to be banished from its U.S. lineup—and cost the company billions in penalties and buybacks. But while the Volkswagen brand is sticking with management’s decision to keep diesel out of the U.S. market, as it pursues a new electrification strategy, …