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Audi gearbag confusion

Discussion in 'General Automotive Chat' started by HotboxDeluxe, Sep 30, 2009.

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    In Audi-speak, which one is DSG? Is it 'S-Tronic' or 'Multitronic' ?

    Clarification would be much appreciated! Mr Anti-VAG has another new-car dilemma :faint:

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    [Sep 30, 2009]
    S-tronic
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    Thanks m8 :happy: didn't want another DSG, bloody thing :no:

    Multitronic sounds far less annoying! Now the other big question is, do I break the bloody bank just to get in an A5 Sportback :think: hmmmm.....
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    Make sure you try a Multitonic before deciding. I drove an A4 fitted with multitronic and found it very strange. It's basically a constantly variable transmission with a steel belt running between shaped cones. I found that the engine note and speed did not always seem to related to the speed of the actual car.

    The S-tronic/DSG was originally developed by VW and Borg Warner to suit VWs transversely mounted engine layout. Audi obviously consider the S-tronic/DSG better than Multitronic which is which is why they are developing and gradually introducing the S-tronic into the models with longitudinally mounted engines.

    The new A5 Sportback is available with a manual gearbox, multitronic or a new 7-speed S-tronic depending on the model.
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    Thanks Dave, I'll definately have to try one :thumbsup: I like an automatic, but CVT? Erm, it sounds a bit odd, my scooter is CVT, but I'm not sure it would work in a large-ish heavy car!

    I'd like a normal slushbox...can't have one! :beee: I'm also very taken with how the A5 SB looks. Decided I didn't want another Audi this time. Went to the IAA and changed my mind again once I had a walk around them.

    Still wrong-wheel drive for my budget though :ermm:
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    ^where did you find that picture of me :p
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