Press the accelerator or brake pedal or
Operate a shift paddle or a shift button or Shift gear using the selector lever.
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.
Take your foot off the accelerator pedal and shift past the highest possible gear with the shift paddle, one of the shift buttons, or with the selector lever.
Switching gliding mode on and off using the Auto Start Stop button
Press button .
The indicator light on the button lights up.
Gliding mode is switched off and automatic stopping of the engine is suppressed.
Press button .
The indicator light on the button goes out.
Gliding mode is switched on and the engine is automatically stopped when the vehicle stops.
"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.
Please see the chapter ""SPORT" AND "SPORT PLUS" MODE" on page 167.
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.
Use Launch Control only if conditions permit it to be applied in a safe manner.
Do not use Launch Control if there is a possibility it could endanger other persons.
Such a possibility exists if you cannot see that you have a clear road with no possibility of cross traffic in your intended direction of driving.
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).
Press the brake with your left foot.
Quickly press the accelerator down fully (kickdown activated) and hold it.
The engine speed will level off at around 6,500 rpm. "Launch Control active" is displayed on the multi-function display.
Depending on equipment, the "LAUNCH CONTROL" logo appears on the steering wheel.
Release the brake within a few seconds.
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.