The automatic 7-speed Steptronic Sport transmission with double clutch offers incredibly sporty gear changes. In addition
to automatic gear selection, dynamic gear changes can also be done manually. An Optimum Shift Indicator provides recommendations as appropriate and gears are shifted via the selector lever or gearshift paddles on the Sport leather steering wheel. Setting it to automatic allows the most appropriate gear to be selected to suit individual driving styles. Its range covers everything from comfortable coasting to a very dynamic driving style.
In SPORT mode and with the gear lever in the left-hand S/M position, the gear shifts are configured for the best possible performance. Fast engine speed transitions between the gears bolster powerful acceleration. The engine always maintains a high speed range at which it can access plenty of power output. The Launch Control function regulates the ideal starting engine speed, allowing maximum acceleration from a standing start. The seventh gear reduces the engine speed and fuel consumption at high speeds. The especially efficient 7-speed Steptronic Sport transmission with double clutch works together with the engine to provide outstanding fuel efficiency, power delivery and shift comfort.