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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.

 Phil Payne
 Committee Member, UK Audi [ur-]quattro Owners Club