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TipTronic shifting

Discussion in 'A6/S6/Allroad forum (C5 Chassis)' started by banjo_guru, Sep 12, 2003.

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    [Sep 12, 2003]
    I am basically a manual shift guy, but was unable to find an A6 with manual. So I bought one with tiptronic (used).
    I understand it learns your shift characteristics and adjusts to the way you drive.
    The transmission shifts unlike any automatic I ever had.
    I like to keep it in high for fuel economy, but when in a pull it seems that even when I let off a bit hoping it will force it to shift, it doesn't !
    (I finally get frustrated and flip it into tiptronic mode and force it to change.
    Is this normal, or should I be concerned?
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    [Sep 13, 2003]
    Hi there,

    I have a new A6 2.5 TDI Avant Quattro Sport with tiptronic. This is my first venture into the tiptronic market and I am finding it difficult to get to grips with. As you have found the 'box holds the gears much longer than I feel is necessary resulting in much higher revs before the gears shift. I have discussed this with the dealer and was told"....yes, they are all like that". Not much consolation, I'm afraid. I just dont feel the car uses the vast torque available to it. I had a manual 1.9 tdi A4 previously and frankly you could just about start off in 5th and hold it there.

    As for the fuel consumption i agree that it is wasteful and cannot get more than a combined average of 31 per gallon. This is spot on to Audi figures.

    Regards
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