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  1. #1
    Frank The Tank
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    Default 2007 Audis with FWD ?

    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
    speed !

    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??
    --
    sp



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  2. #2
    Peter
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    Default Re: 2007 Audis with FWD ?

    On Sat, 19 Aug 2006 10:39:12 -0400, Frank The Tank <nospam@forme.thx>
    wrote:

    >Correct me if I am wrong but I believe the A3 is the only new Audi that is
    >available with front wheel drive.


    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
    http://www.audi.co.uk/.)

    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!)

    Peter.

  3. #3
    Tony
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    Default Re: 2007 Audis with FWD ?

    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:

    http://www.audiusa.com/features_spec...specifications


    "Frank The Tank" <nospam@forme.thx> wrote in message
    news:d9mdnTOCdqnRv3rZnZ2dnUVZ_tOdnZ2d@adelphia.com ...
    > 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
    > speed !
    >
    > 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??
    > --
    > sp




  4. #4
    daytripper
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    Default Re: 2007 Audis with FWD ?

    On Sat, 19 Aug 2006 12:52:55 -0400, "Tony" <tshimi@comcast.net> wrote:

    >"Frank The Tank" <nospam@forme.thx> wrote in message
    >news:d9mdnTOCdqnRv3rZnZ2dnUVZ_tOdnZ2d@adelphia.co m...
    >> 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 speed !
    >>
    >> 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??
    >> --
    >> sp

    >
    >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:
    >
    >http://www.audiusa.com/features_spec...specifications


    Re-read his post: you've put up a link to a US-market A4 sedan, he wants an
    Avant.

    As far as I can tell from the Audi USA site, you can't order an Avant without
    quattro...

    /daytripper
    '00 s4 6spd

  5. #5
    Pete
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    Default Re: 2007 Audis with FWD ?


    "Frank The Tank" wrote
    > But what about those
    > people that don't need AWD? How about giving us an option??


    While having an option of FWD would be nice, I'd say everyone can beneft
    from AWD, even if there is not a flake of snow where you live.

    Cheers,

    Pete


  6. #6
    Mike Whiteman
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    Default Re: 2007 Audis with FWD ?

    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.


    "Frank The Tank" <nospam@forme.thx> wrote in message
    news:d9mdnTOCdqnRv3rZnZ2dnUVZ_tOdnZ2d@adelphia.com ...
    > 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
    > speed !
    >
    > 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??
    > --
    > sp




  7. #7
    Pete
    Guest

    Default Re: 2007 Audis with FWD ?


    "Mike Whiteman" wrote
    > The A4 is sold in North America as FWD.


    Sedans, yes. But he wanted a wagon, which is only available with AWD in
    the US.

    Cheers,

    Pete


  8. #8
    John F. Carr
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    Default Re: 2007 Audis with FWD ?

    In article <ec7sg7$spe$1@inews.gazeta.pl>,
    Pete <escape2music@hotmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >"Frank The Tank" wrote
    >> But what about those
    >> people that don't need AWD? How about giving us an option??

    >
    >While having an option of FWD would be nice, I'd say everyone can beneft
    >from AWD, even if there is not a flake of snow where you live.


    AWD costs weight, gas, and money.

    --
    John Carr (jfc@mit.edu)

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