Interesting first drive review of the Audi A4 allroad quattro. Have a read!
Why did Audi go this route? The basic message we got whenever we asked is that executives believe buyers in these bread-and-butter segments prefer a more casual relationship with their transmissions. Well, that and the fuel efficiencies implied in a transmission with two overdrive gears should also help keep the California Air Resource Board greenies at bay. We can only imagine what a joy it would be to have the torquey 3.0 TDI together with Audi’s sweet six-speed manual. It’d be an ideal sled for devouring the American countryside, particularly in areas that get four proper seasons.