• A3 Sedan
    A3 Sedan

    Modern and distinctive – it’s Audi’s smartest innovation. The all-new Audi A3 Sedan has the power to change the way you drive.

  • S3 Sportback
    S3 Sportback

    The dynamic silhouette of the Audi S3 Sportback shows hints of what lies within: a serial quattro drive high performance engine.

  • S3 Sedan
    S3 Sedan

    Power that does not let you go. Brought onto the road with confidence by the standard quattro® permanent all-wheel drive. Thrilling performance. Unique look. Typical S.

  • A4 Avant
    A4 Avant

    Audi A4 Avant. Progressive, not conservative. Athletic, not inert. Comfortable, not cozy. Efficient, not humble. Avant, not station wagon.

  • RS 4 Avant
    RS 4 Avant

    Athletics and functionality on a line. The Audi RS 4 Avant.

  • SQ2

    Powerful and self-confident. The Audi SQ2.

  • SQ5

    The SUV for a new generation. Convincing without being persuasive. Sportive without being unreasonable. Efficient driving pleasure.

  • RS Q8
    RS Q8

    Performance in a new dimension. The Audi RS Q8.

  • TTS Coupé
    TTS Coupé

    The Audi TTS Coupé is bursting with sports car genes. Dynamic driving even controlled - by the new quattro permanent all-wheel drive. The design is individualized by S-specific elements and instantly recognizable. The innovative technologies in the drive, as well as new control and display concepts - including the Audi virtual cockpit - characterize the Coupé.

  • TT RS Coupé
    TT RS Coupé

    Ultimate sportiness. The Audi TT RS Coupé.


S tronic®

The S tronic combines the efficiency and sportiness of a conventional manual gearbox with the convenience of a modern automatic. The dual-clutch gearbox enables rapid shifting with almost no noticeable interruption in the power flow. The vehicle accelerates smoothly and dynamically.

The 7-speed S tronic consists of two multi-plate clutches and two sub-transmissions. Both of these are continuously active, but only one is powered by the engine at any given time. For example, when the driver accelerates in third gear, fourth gear is already engaged in the second transmission section. Gears are switched over by changing the clutches – one opens and the other closes. The gear change takes just a few hundredths of a second with almost no interruption in power flow. So quickly and so smoothly that the driver barely notices it.

A distinctive feature of the 7-speed S tronic is its two separate oil systems. While the dual clutch, mechatronics module and oil pump are supplied by their own oil circuit, the gear sets, centre and front-axle differential are lubricated separately. The advantage of this is that no compromise is required with regard to the lubricant used, ensuring an optimum oil supply for all components.
S tronic® combines the efficiency and sportiness of a conventional manual gearbox with the convenience of a modern automatic

The 7-speed S tronic gives the driver the choice of changing gear manually or leaving this to the transmission. In manual mode, he decides when to change gear and does so by means of paddles on the steering wheel or by nudging the selector lever. In automatic mode, he can change the gearshift behaviour of the transmission with the Drive program (D) and Sport program (S). In combination with Audi drive select®, which is available for many models, the efficiency mode can also be selected. This features a modified shift program as well as a more energy-efficient basic setting. If the driver takes his foot off the accelerator when efficiency mode is selected, for example, the vehicle automatically goes into coasting mode; the vehicle continues to move without any engine braking losses.

As much as we focus on dynamic performance, we also attach great importance to efficiency, as excellent efficiency reduces fuel consumption and pollutant emissions.