The 8-speed Sport Automatic transmission adapts to your individual way of driving, ranging from relaxed coasting to an extremely dynamic motoring style. In addition to the automatic gear changes, you can switch to manual transmission at any time, where you shift gears using a shortened gear change lever or via two paddle switches on the Sport steering wheel. In the Sport mode, gear shifts are designed for high performance and optimised acceleration. Launch Control provides extra dynamics: this motor sport-inspired function controls the start-up revs and enables maximum acceleration from standstill. With the 8-speed Steptronic sport transmission, you achieve the best-possible efficiency and, at the same time, enjoy unbeatable gear shifts.