The optimised 7-speed PDK with manual and automatic mode is available as an optional extra. For extremely fast gear changes, without disrupting the traction. All this with even better acceleration values and further reduced consumption.
In manual mode, the shift direction is set up like it is in race cars – shifting up backwards, shifting down forward. It will feel like driving on the circuit.
The gears 1 to 6 have a sporty feel and the highest speed is reached in gear 6. The 7th gear has been developed with the focus on consumption.
The PDK consists of two half gearboxes installed in the same casing. The Doppelkupplung connects these half gearboxes with the engine via two alternating, separate input shafts. The flow of power from the engine therefore goes via a half gearbox and a clutch, while the next gear is already set in the second half gearbox. When changing gear, one of the clutches is opened and the other simultaneously closed - for gear changes in milliseconds.