Drive Wire for November 14, 2016: The 2018 Audi A5 Will Offer a Manual Transmission

We’re safe for another year.

byThe Drive Staff| PUBLISHED Nov 14, 2016 8:02 PM

Today on Drive Wire for November 14th, 2016, we bring you great news from Audi. According to official reports, the 2018 Audi A5 will grace the U.S. with an optional six-speed manual transmission. Members of the car community were worried that future model years would eliminate the manual, but it looks like we are safe another year.

With the help of a 252 horsepower turbocharged four-cylinder engine and decent shifting skills, you can expect the 2018 A5 to hit sixty miles per hour in just five point seven seconds.

Unfortunately, those of you looking to translate you stick skills to the 354 horsepower S5 are out of luck. The 2018 S5 will only come with a dual-clutch 8-speed automatic transmission. However, you may be able to get your thrills from the four point four second zero to sixty time.

No word on pricing just yet, but we will be sure to keep you in the loop.

That’s it for Drive Wire on November 14th, 2016. I’m Max Goldberg; thanks for watching, and please check out The Drive for more on the big stories from the transportation world.