Audi has announced plans to terminate its continuously variable transmission (CVT) which won't be offered on next-gen models.

Audi has announced plans to terminate its continuously variable transmission (CVT) which won't be offered on next-gen models.

Speaking to Motoring, Audi's senior driving behavior engineer Ralph Riegger said development of the multitronic CVT has ended and it will not be offered on next generation models. This wasn't a trouble-free gearbox as Audi had to face a class-action lawsuit involving 2002-2006MY A4 and A6 models which was settled in 2013. Besides these two models, Audi is also offering the continuously variable transmission in the A5 and A7 but their successors won't get it.

Riegger says the multitronic (offered only on FWD models) is going to be replaced on next-gen Audis with an evolution of the 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox (DSG) and it is believed the first model of this kind will be all-new A4 (B9) set to go on sale in the first half of 2015 so it could be unveiled before this year's end.

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