Originally Posted by Lotus7
I believe the Q5 uses the Getrag 8-speed Tiptronic in the 2.0 cars and a 6-speed in the 3.2 cars (not DSG). Both are nice transmissions and are also used in some Mercedes cars. Since they're all electronically controlled these days, the transmission shift smoothness can be taylored to the specific vehicle trim. Most people judge a transmission by how transparent the shifts feel. Full throttle "fast as possible" shifting is another situation entirely and would probably rattle any rocks in anyone's head quite a bit.
In Australia, they all use the DSG box, "s-tronic" in audi speak. Thanks for the PDF as well, having good read of it now.