en:Car Terms:T:Tiptronic COM/EN

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Automatic transmission with Tiptronic offer drivers the convenience of an automatic transmission in combination with the driving pleasure and sportiness of a manual transmission. Tiptronic enables manual gear selection in a second shift gate (Tiptronic gate). The gear ratios are switched sequentially similar to racing. Changing up is achieved by pushing the gear lever forwards, and changing down by pulling it back.

Safety when overtaking is provided by the automatic change-up feature when the engine speed limit is reached. The sporty driver benefits from changing down and using the engine for braking before a bend or when climbing hills.