The S tronic combines the efficiency and sportiness of a conventional manual transmission with the comfort of a modern automatic transmission. The dual-clutch transmission allows fast shifting with virtually no interruption in traction. The vehicle accelerates harmoniously and dynamically.
As long ago as 1985, Walter Röhrl tested this technology in the Sport quattro S1 – and was suitably impressed. Audi drivers share his enthusiasm to this day. Because the modern S tronic changes gear in a flash. For this purpose it incorporates two multi-plate clutches, which control different gears. For example, when the driver accelerates in third gear, fourth gear is already engaged in the second transmission structure. The gearshift is carried out extremely quickly as a result of the changeover of the clutches – one clutch engages as the other disengages. The gear change takes only a few hundredths of a second and is completed with virtually no interruption in traction. It all happens so smoothly and conveniently that the driver hardly notices it.
S tronic® combines the efficiency and sportiness of a conventional manual transmission with the comfort of a modern automatic transmission
The 6-speed S tronic offers the driver the choice between manual and automatic mode: whether the driver selects the fully automatic mode with the programs D (Drive) and S (Sport) or changes the gears manually with the optional paddle shifters - the shifting feeling is precise and extremely sporty.
Despite all the dynamics, S tronic is also very efficient. Because of their high efficiency, fuel consumption and pollutant emissions are reduced.