The Audi multitronic transmission combines the responsiveness and fuel efficiency of a manual gearbox with the convenience of an automatic. Take a closer look at the technical specifications.
More dynamism and less fuel
Thanks to its continuously variable ratios and adaptive map control, multitronic provides seamless acceleration, and always uses the optimum engine speed for the circumstances. Because of this control near to the operating optimum, fuel consumption can in some cases actually be lower than with a manual gearbox.
S tronic transmission
The S tronic never takes a rest. While you’re accelerating in second gear the control logic is already pre-selecting third gear. At the gearshift point, the twin clutch reacts in a flash and the transmission shifts seamlessly. A two-shaft construction makes this changeover possible and ensures an uninterrupted flow of power to the drive wheels.
S tronic (6-speed
The revolutionary S tronic gearbox combines the agility and responsiveness of a conventional 6-speed manual gearbox with the convenience and smooth, uninterrupted power of an automatic transmission. The technical basis of the S tronic gearbox is the double clutch. This consists of two lubricated plates with hydraulically-regulated contact pressure. One engages the odd-numbered gears, the other the even-numbered, enabling gear-shifts to be made in a fraction of a second, with no disruption to the power flow. Depending on how the mood takes you, you can either allow gear-changes to take place automatically or, for a sportier driving style, operate the S tronic system using the gear lever or steering wheel shift-paddles. The choice is yours.
S tronic (7-speed)
The extra gear, along with a dry-clutch set-up, results in improved fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions. As with the 6-speed S tronic gearbox, this gear system can be operated in fully automatic mode, or using the gear lever or steering wheel gear-change controls for an even more engaging drive.
The 6-speed tiptronic transmission system is a form of automatic transmission available on Audi models with quattro permanent all-wheel-drive. The technology converts high-torque engine power into both sporty performance and operating convenience, with crisp, fast gear changes, reduced weight and an optimised gearshift strategy. More spontaneous gear changes are a particular benefit, especially when down-shifting. Both in the ‘D’ (Drive) and ‘S’ (Sport) programme, the advanced electronics used in tiptronic respond efficiently to every driver input, helping to prevent unwanted upshifts when cornering.
R tronic sequential transmission
R tronic is a unique technology developed by Audi, which provides swift and seamless gear-changing for an incredibly sporty drive. Thanks to its groundbreaking electro-hydraulic shifting unit, R tronic transmits all the force of the R8’s engine power to the road with unrivalled smoothness and control. And when you switch to S mode, the ride becomes all the more thrilling: the system delays automatic gearshifts for optimum acceleration, while the pioneering Launch Control provides the kind of lightning-fast performance that allows the R8 to spring from a standing start to 62mph in just 3.9 seconds*.
* 5.2 FSI quattro.