Instruction book AUDI A4
 Audi A4   Controls   Automatic gearbox  multitronic, S tronic, tiptronic
Applies to Audi A4s: with multitronic/S tronic/tiptronic
The tiptronic feature allows the driver to also change gears manually.
Gear selection with selector lever
The tiptronic mode can be selected either with the Audi A4 stationary or on the move.
From position D/S, push the selector lever to the right to activate tiptronic mode. As soon as the automatic gearbox has switched over to this programme, M will be indicated in the instrument cluster display.
Briefly push the selector lever forwards -+- Fig. 1 to change up a gear.
Briefly pull the selector lever back -–- to change down a gear.
Gear selection with paddle levers*
You can use the paddle levers when the selector lever is in position D/S or M.
To shift up a gear, briefly pull the paddle lever -+- Fig. 2.
To shift down a gear, briefly pull the paddle lever -–-.
In position D/S, the gearbox will revert to automatic mode if you do not operate one of the paddle levers again within a short period. If you prefer to use the paddle levers for manual gear selection over an extended period, push the selector lever to the right from position D/S.
The gearbox automatically shifts up or down into the next gear before a critical engine speed is reached.
The gearbox only allows manual gear changes if the engine speed would remain within the permissible range.

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