Find of the Day: 2019 Audi A4 Ultra sport…the last of the manuals

words: Bill, photos: August Alpern Back in August 2018, we broke the story of the return of the A4 Ultra sport...and the demise of the manual transmission. For those who aren't familiar with the 2019 A4 Ultra sport, Audi of America decided to earmark the last 40 A4s as manual transmission cars. The Ultra sport spec was formulated to be as sporty in appearance as the S4 but with a manual transmission. As we stated in the aforementioned article, all of the cars were built identically. First, the...

Audi A4 Ultra sport Returns, Manual Only and Highly Limited

By now you may have heard that the remaining manual transmission models in the Audi lineup, including A4 and A5 coupé, will disappear with the arrival of the 2019 model year. No doubt manual transmission purists lament this day, though Audi of America’s own manual aficionados have created a proper send-off with the return of the A4 Ultra sport. The reality of today’s car market is that the fierce loyalty for manual transmission models simply doesn’t translate in sales. With the B9-...

Find of the Day: 2002 Audi S6 Avant – Big Turbos and Manual Transmission

words: Bill Cho, photos: Craiglist  After a title like that, do I even to explain why this is a Find of the Day? I mean who wouldn't want a manual transmission swapped S6 Avant? But wait, there's more. This is not a wolf in sheep's clothing; this is a freaking wild boar in pig's clothing. The 'normal' S6 Avant came with the venerable 4.2L V8. This beast has the 2.7T V6 with two big Tial 605 v1 turbos installed. The ad reads: For sale is my 2002 Audi S6 with a built 2.7t mot...