Thanks - have just finished a Three day test drive with a 177 S-Tronic S-Line Diesel Q and am very impressed - not going to order yet as DAB Radio now not available - needs to be sorted before order is placed!
There are no performance/emissions/fuel figures yet published on the 2.0 140bhp Quattro STronic. Looking at the catalogue, however, shows virtually no difference in performance figures, between manual and STronic versions of the 177bhp Quattro. Comparing fuel consumptions of the 140bhp and 177bhp manual quattros shows remarkably similar consumptions (overall the 177bhp is marginally better). Therefore it is likely that the fuel consumption of the new 140bhp Quattro Stronic should be very similar to the 177bhp version.So all in all, for a price saving of £940, you get poorer performance and similar fuel economy. Seems a no brainer imho, but perhaps the new version is geared to corporate buyers
I think it's about time you can get any gearbox, engine combo you want. When i bought a year ago the choice was limited. I would spent the extra for some more oomph myself but then again others may be tempted to get the amazing sunroof or a holiday and no bother.