transition comparison

Have you been wondering what the difference is between the S tronic® and Tiptronic® Audi transmissions? The product specialists at Audi Hoffman Estates near St. Charles, IL, crafted this comparison to help you understand what each transmission has to offer. If you have any questions about the Audi S tronic® versus Tiptronic® transmission, please contact our Audi dealership at (888) 698-1441.

S tronic® Features

The six- or seven-speed Audi S tronic® dual-clutch transmission combines the sporty handling of a manual gearbox with the performance advantages of an automatic. Gear changes are made easily either in full automatic mode or in manual mode with steering wheel-mounted shift paddles, depending on the driver's preference. Since one gear is always engaged and another is pre-selected, the S tronic® Audi transmission smoothly shifts from one gear to another in less than 0.2 seconds, leading to high fuel efficiency and reduced emissions.

Tiptronic® Features

Most commonly seen in an eight-speed configuration, the Audi Tiptronic® transmission combines ultimate shifting comfort and impeccable driveability. This transmission completes all gear shifts with a minimum interruption in power flow, ensuring a flawless transition that's hardly noticed. Drivers are able to override the standard Tiptronic® automatic mode by moving the shifter into a second shift gate, increasing the braking effect of downshifting for hairpin turns and winding roads.

Model Availability

View the Audi models that are paired with each transmission below to find the exhilarating performance combination that speaks to you.

S tronic® Models

  • 2019 Audi A3 sedan
  • 2019 Audi S3 sedan
  • 2019 Audi RS 3 sedan
  • 2019 Audi A4 sedan
  • 2019 Audi A5 sportback
  • 2019 Audi A6 sedan
  • 2019 Audi A7 sedan
  • 2019 Audi A4 allroad®
  • 2019 Audi Q5 SUV
  • 2019 Audi A3 cabriolet
  • 2019 Audi A5 cabriolet
  • 2019 Audi TT coupe
  • 2019 Audi TTS coupe
  • 2019 Audi TT RS coupe
  • 2019 Audi TT roadster
  • 2019 Audi A5 coupe
  • 2020 Audi R8 coupe and Spyder

Tiptronic® Models

  • 2019 Audi A8 sedan
  • 2019 Audi S4 sedan
  • 2019 Audi S5 sportback
  • 2019 Audi RS 5 sportback
  • 2019 Audi Q3 SUV
  • 2019 Audi SQ5 SUV
  • 2019 Audi Q7 SUV
  • 2019 Audi Q8 SUV
  • 2019 Audi S5 cabriolet and coupe
  • 2019 Audi RS 5 coupe

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