Gearshifts with the minimum interruption in power flow – the six-speed tiptronic (A8, Q7: eight-speed tiptronic) transmission unites automatic shifting comfort and outstanding driveability.

With the six-speed tiptronic (A8, Q7: eight-speed tiptronic), all gearshifts are completed with a minimum of interruption in power flow. The tiptronic transmission allows the driver to override the automatic mode by moving the lever into a second (tiptronic) shift gate and permits, for example, downshifting to increase the braking effect of the engine on winding mountain roads or for a particularly sporty driving style.

The six-speed tiptronic (A8, Q7: eight-speed tiptronic) features an additional sport programme. It has later shift points, allowing the driver to adopt a more sporty driving style. The dynamic shift program DSP, which is integrated in all tiptronic transmissions, automatically selects the optimum gear. The transmission automatically detects the car’s driving behaviour and adapts its gearshift strategy to the conditions and the driver’s driving style.