The following appeared in the Editoral section of the March 2008 issue of Audi Driver magazine. The Editor, Paul Harris, attended a presentation of the new seven-speed DSG gearbox designed for smaller engined cars and...

When I asked him (Michael Schafer - the engineer in charge of the double-clutch gearbox development) if his team was developing a version of the six-ratio double-clutch gearbox to mate with the logitudinal engines in Audis, he gave a big grin and said 'Definitely - it will be in production for August' I know that long term testing of A4s with S-tronic gearboxes has been taking place and we can expect the 2009 model year line-up to include this option.