Would you prefer to experience the gear change or the driving pleasure? No contest. The new Macan is equipped with the 7-speed PDK transmission, which changes gear in fractions of a second with no interruption in the flow of power. The advantage is that, whenever a particular gear is engaged, the next gear is already preselected. As the clutch of the engaged gear opens, the clutch of the target gear closes simultaneously. The effect is a sporty, dynamic and agile driving feel.
The principle of PDK is that, whenever a particular gear is engaged, the next gear is already preselected. As a result, gear changes take place within milliseconds.
Automatic mode is optimised for fuel economy. This means that PDK is able to offer not only a sporty, agile driving feel, but also increased efficiency.
Would you rather change gear manually? You can do this using the two gearshift paddles on the multifunction sports steering wheel, fitted as standard, or using the PDK gear selector.
In conjunction with the optional Sport Chrono Package, the shift times of PDK become even shorter, the gear changes even sportier. Additional gearshift strategies are also available – for uncompromising driving pleasure.