The 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission adapts to suit individual driving style. It is perfect for everything from comfortable cruising through to a very dynamic drive.
In addition to automatic gear selection, it is of course possible to shift gears manually at any time. Shifting is accomplished using the shortened gear selector lever or gearshift paddles on the steering wheel.
In Sport mode, the gear shifts are configured for maximum performance. The particularly fine graduation of the eight gears optimises the acceleration process and the engine is always maintained at a level of performance that guarantees the ultimate in power and efficiency. Maximum acceleration is made possible by Launch Control: This feature shifts automatically in order to make use of the motor's optimum rpm range.
When travelling at high speeds, the additional eighth gear reduces the required engine speed, thereby also reducing the fuel consumption and engine noise. This is also where the newly developed, highly effective converter clutch comes into play. The 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission delivers maximum efficiency and incredibly smooth gear shifts.