Audi cars sit in a showroom January 10, 2002 in Leiden, The Netherlands.
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The car industry has introduced automatic transmission and it has been a big help to some of the drivers. Meanwhile, there are also others who would still like to drive a manual. Those who love the latter may take a look at 2017 Audi A4 MT but there is more exciting about it.
The German automaker will offer the manual transmission cars in all trims without any additional cost. Audi added a six-speed manual to the models, as confirmed by Car and Driver. The outlet also emphasizes that the shift stick comes with a quattro all-wheel drive and might be an option for a Sports Plus package.
Those who want to get the Sports Plus package will get "18-inch wheels, the S-Line leather and faux-suede interior with sports seats, a flat-bottom steering wheel, aluminum trim, and Audi's Dynamic steering and adaptive sports suspension," as quoted.
Since the Audi A4 came to the dealership, it has only offered with a seven-speed dual clutch automatic transmission. Meanwhile, other models such as the Ultra model comes with the same transmission as well.
Nonetheless, this news is still good for the driving enthusiast since he or she will still get the prestige trim model for himself or herself for the same price as the existing one.
According to the website, the manual Premium starts at $40,350 while the aforementioned trim would be around $48,950. Comparably, the price is the same as the dual-clutch automatic-equipped A4 quattros. The company revealed that the 2017 Audi A4 MT will be available this fall.
And in other news, the competition between Mercedes-Benz and Audi has become stronger. According to Jalopnik, the former might overcome Audi in terms of sales for launching the new E-Class All-Terrain to the U.K. market in the spring of 2017.
But since Audi decided to have the manual option for the sedan models, it looks like the rivalry will still be far from over.