Ending gliding mode/utilising engine braking effect
Initiating gliding mode manually
– Driving in selector lever position D or driving in selector lever position M
When gliding mode is suppressed, e.g. in the case of sporty driving, sudden release of the accelerator pedal or excessively low engine temperature, gliding mode can be initiated manually.
Switching gliding mode on and off using the Auto Start Stop button
"Sport" mode activated:
The PDK transmission switches to a sporty gearchanging map and shortens the shifting times.
A sporty driving style is recognised more quickly and the gear-changing speeds are adapted to driving performance.
Braking downshifts are initiated earlier. Downshifts occur for small decelerations, even at higher revs.
"Sport Plus" mode activated:
In "Sport Plus" mode, the PDK transmission changes to a shift programme designed for driving on race circuits. 7th gear is not selected.
The gear-changing performance is enhanced significantly again compared with "Sport" mode.
Driving off with Launch Control
Launch Control allows you to achieve maximum acceleration from standstill.
Endangering Other Road Users
Launch Control is designed to be used in a controlled environment on closed circuit driving courses where no vehicle cross traffic or pedestrian traffic is present.
Stress on components increases dramatically when starting with maximum acceleration in comparison with normal driving off.
– Launch Control should only be used when the engine has reached operating temperature.
– "Sport Plus" mode must be switched on (indicator light on the button comes on and SPORT PLUS appears on the
digital speedometer or on the steering wheel).
Remaining stationary for a long time with LAUNCH CONTROL can lead to overloading of the transmission.
To protect the transmission, the engine power is then reduced and the LAUNCH CONTROL process is cancelled.
In order to drive off, the accelerator must first be fully released.