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Re: A4 Tiptronic transmission for 1998
It was written:
<< > My questions: What exactly is the tiptronic transmission? Is it truly
> a manual/ auto combination, and if so, how does that work? Does it
> behave more like a manual or an auto?
>It's more like a manual, or the kind of preselector used on heavy vehicles.
It>'s certainly _NOT_ deserving of the "slushbox" moniker. >>
It's _just_ like a slushbox if you leave it in "D." If you move the lever
laterally from "D" over to the manual slot, you can shift up or down
manually, one gear at a time. The ECU also has sufficient smarts to prevent
your doing anything really stupid. But the reality is (as Porsche found out)
that after the initial "kid-with-a-new-toy" period, most drivers/most of the
time stick it in "D" and Drive. This goes for the European and U.S.