Supreme travelling comfort – eight times over: the especially fine spacing of gear ratios in the 8-speed Steptronic automatic transmission reduces fuel consumption significantly and at the same time enhances the gear-shifting dynamics. In the COMFORT+ driving mode, it changes gear with such silky smoothness that the transition is barely perceptible in the rear.
During comfort-oriented driving, the 8-speed automatic transmission impresses with harmonious power development, almost imperceptible gear changes and supremely smooth running. However, the light, friction-optimized transmission also supports a sporty driving style with improved shifting dynamics and significantly more spontaneous gear changes.
The 8-speed automatic transmission is an important driving force for efficiency, too: with direct reductions in fuel consumption and emissions – and together with the option ECO PRO as the basic technology for the especially fuel-efficient coasting.