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I N J E C T E D !

Audiís new A4 ditches manual

MANUAL transmissions edge closer to extinction as Audiís new A4 lands without a self-rower in sight. Now in its fifth generation, the A4 launches with three engines mated to one transmission: its ubiquitous seven-speed dual-clutch. The range kicks off with a 1.4-litre at $55K, but itís the 2.0-litre all-wheel-drive range-topper weíre most interested in (until the new S4 arrives).

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