The automatic 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission adapts to suit individual driving styles.A newly developed converter clutch works together with the engine to deliver smooth gear shifts and top figures in efficiency and power delivery. It is perfect for everything from comfortable cruising through to a very dynamic drive.
In SPORT mode, gear changes are configured for the best possible performance.Optimal engine speed is maintained to ensure fast changes and access to high power output at any time. The Launch Control function regulates the ideal starting engine speed, allowing maximum acceleration from a standing start. At high speeds, the eight gear reduces the engine speed and fuel consumption.
In addition to automatic gear selection, it is of course possible to shift gears manually at any time.The driver can change gears using the shortened gear lever or the gearshift paddles on the Sport leather steering wheel.