Audi's new seven-speed semi-auto gearbox

* Semi-auto seven-speed later this year * Available for A4, A5 and Q5 models * Updated gearbox also for TT and A3...

25 March 2008

Audi's new seven-speed semi-auto gearbox

Audi will introduce an updated high-speed semi-automatic gearbox to its A4, A5 and Q5 ranges later this year.

The S tronic gearbox currently has six speeds and is only available in TT and A3 models, but a new, more compact seven-speed version has been developed that will also fit in a wider range of cars,.

The gearbox can be operated in Drive, Sport and Manual modes, and gearchanges take just hundredths of a second, which improves performance and economy.