Eight-speed M Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic.
The eight-speed Steptronic transmission with Drivelogic sets new benchmarks in dynamics and gear changes. The unusually fine increments between gears and the possibility of rapid changes enable optimum power delivery, while at high speeds, the eighth gear reduces engine speed, so decreasing fuel consumption and engine noise.
The driver can change gear manually in “D” mode as well as in “S” mode, via the M gear lever or the M gearshift paddles on the steering wheel. Additionally, the driver can change gear at speed and use the Drivelogic function to set the shifting behaviour to one of three choices: comfortable and efficient, dynamic, or racetrack dynamics with extra-short gear change times.
Additionally, exclusive to the M transmission, when the vehicle is at a standstill there is no automatic connection between the engine and the transmission, so there’s no ‘creeping’. However, while manoeuvring, for example, a short tap of the accelerator activates ‘creeping on demand’.