Automatic transmission with Audi for maximum driving comfort
Whether an automatic or manual transmission: Audi continually keeps up with the further development of its various types of transmissions. Audi offers three different kinds of automatic transmission technology: S tronic, multitronic and tiptronic. In combination with the motor, these various types of clutches create the optimum starting point for ideal efficiency. The question of whether to drive a manual or automatic shift is philosophical and must be decided by each driver individually. Comfort or sportiness? With Audi, no one has to miss out!
The current technology of the Audi automatic transmission makes driving even more convenient and easy. The innovative torque converter for automatic transmissions autonomously switches gears, which can be very practical for commuters or drivers in stop-and-go traffic. When starting with an automatic transmission, there is generally more power available thanks to torque magnification.
Sportiness and efficiency with S tronic
The Audi S tronic combines the sportiness and efficiency of a conventional manual transmission with the convenience of an automatic. The dual-clutch transmission enables quick shifting with no noticeable interruption of traction. The 7-gear S tronic, for example, features two multiple-disc clutches and two sub-gearboxes. The shifting of gears is effected within just a few hundredths of a second, making an interruption of traction barely noticeable: the shifting process happens quickly and smoothly. With the S tronic, the driver has the option of leaving the gear-shifting to his transmission or doing it himself. The manual mode allows the driver to actively shift gears by using the shift paddle on the steering wheel. This high degree of efficiency helps reduce not only polluting emissions but also fuel consumption.
multitronic and tiptronic – automatic transmissions from Audi
In many Audi models with longitudinally-mounted motors and front-wheel drive, the continuously variable multitronic transmission is used. Tiptronic is a classic torque converter automatic transmission at Audi. It allows the best shifting and starting comfort. The tiptronic with six or eight speeds is often found in models with longitudinally-mounted motors.