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Sequential vs. Tiptronic: What's The Difference
In message <199705162022.NAA23258@rho.ben2.ucla.edu> Michael Williams writes:
> I dunno for sure but i believe the difference is the fact that the
> tiptronic is an actual automatic tranny with a torque converter and the
> sequential is actually a manual transmission with an automaticallly
> controlled clutch. Hope im right or i am gonna get some mail..hehe..
I don't know how the Tiptronic is implemented - but the sequential box
(certainly the one on the 1995 practice A4) is exactly what it says. It's just
a gearbox (the clutch is normal) with the gears arranged sequentially rather
than in an "H" shape. The shift lever only moves fore and aft.
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