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canada goose store The first part of the formula comes from the all new supercharged 3.0 liter TFSI V6, initially offered Stateside in the 2009 Audi A6. Retuned from its upper midsize sedan sibling, the four rotor equipped supercharger huffs and puffs 11.6 PSI cheap canada goose jacket womens into the bent six’s cylinders, resulting in 333 horsepower at 5,500 RPM cheap canada goose winter jackets and 325 pound feet of torque from 2,900 to 5,300 RPM. For those keeping track, that’s seven horsepower less than the previous 4.2 liter V8, but 23 lb ft more, all while returning 18 MPG in the city and 27 MPG on the highway (28 MPG with the S tronic). Its gas guzzling predecessor only managed 13 city/19 highway. canada goose store

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canada goose coats No matter the gearbox, you’ll be thoroughly pleased by the shifting experience. The canada goose asos uk six speed manual goes together with the supercharged mill like chicken and waffles, while the seven speed S tronic the first application on a longitudinally mounted engine from Audi adds a healthy dose of Vermont’s finest maple syrup. Clutch take up is a bit on the high side, but full canada goose outlet black friday acclimation is just a few shifts away, and with the S tronic, Audi continues to prove that commuters and back road bombers can live together in harmony with a singular gearbox. In full automatic mode, gear selection is intelligent and unobtrusive even when it reaches for the ultra tall, fuel saving seventh ratio and when twisty time comes, the steering wheel mounted paddle shifters are more than willing to engage the proper gear based off the only computer we tend to care about: the gray stuff between our ears. canada goose coats

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