Our engineers’ favourite topic? Shifting speed – and also comfortable shifting. In PDK, they combine both aspects with masterly perfection. But what does this mean for you? Gear changes in milliseconds without interrupting the flow of power and a pleasing level of comfort.
PDK has seven gears. Gears one to six have a sports ratio and top speed is reached in sixth gear. The seventh gear has a long ratio and keeps engine revs low to help reduce fuel consumption.
PDK is essentially two gearboxes in one. Whilst the drive power is transferred to the wheels through one clutch and one half gearbox, the next gear is already preselected in the second half gearbox. During a gear change, one clutch simply opens and the other closes at the same time.
Depending on the gearshift programme (Normal, SPORT or SPORT PLUS), the gear change is optimised for comfort or for sporty driving.
* Data determined in accordance with the measurement method required by law. Since September 01, 2017 certain new cars have been type approved in accordance with the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP), a more realistic test procedure to measure fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. From September 01, 2018 the WLTP will replace the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC). Due to the more realistic test conditions, the fuel consumption and CO2 emission values determined in accordance with the WLTP will, in many cases, be higher than those determined in accordance with the NEDC. This may lead to corresponding changes in vehicle taxation from September 01, 2018. You can find more information on the difference between WLTP and NEDC at www.porsche.com/wltp.
Currently, we are still obliged to provide the NEDC values, irrespective of the testing method used. The additional reporting of the WLTP values is voluntary until their obligatory use. As far as new cars, (which are type approved in accordance with the WLTP) are concerned, the NEDC values will therefore be derived from the WLTP values during the transition period. To the extent that NEDC values are given as ranges, these do not relate to a single, individual car and do not constitute part of the offer. They are intended solely as a means of comparing different types of vehicle. Extra features and accessories (attachments, tyre formats etc.) can change relevant vehicle parameters such as weight, rolling resistance and aerodynamics. Additionally, weather and traffic conditions, as well as individual handling, can affect the fuel consumption, electricity consumption, CO₂ emissions and performance values of a car.