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Audi: Bringing 8-speed gearbox

Audi 8-speed gearbox
Audi is said to be working on an 8-speed gearbox for the Audi A8, Audi Q7 and Audi A7.

Sources are now saying the transmission will be supplied by ZF Friedrichshafen, a familiar German supplier to both marques. Although we don’t know all of the specifics, Audi is expected to debut the new slushbox in the range-topping A8 sedan, Q7 SUV, and their future A7 premium model.

Increasing the number of forward gears offers advantages in smoothness, acceleration, and improves fuel efficiency. Lower fuel consumption equates to reduced emissions, helping the powerful models meet increasingly stringent air quality standards in Europe and the United States.

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Source: Autoblog