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      04-11-2011, 10:54 AM   #9

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Originally Posted by Lotus7 View Post
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.
I'm pretty sure the Q5 uses the ZF transmission, too. Here's one source...

"Audi will widely use an eight-speed automatic transmission produced by ZF, instead of a six-speed unit on cars sold in the United States, according to AutoWeek. The periodical cites the new 2011 dealer order guide when it says that roughly 70 percent of vehicles sold in the U.S. will feature the transmission.

Amongst these are the 2.0-liter turbocharged versions of the Audi A4 four-door and Avant, A5 coupe and cabrio, and the Q5. All versions of the Q7, along with the A8 and A8L will also be sold with the ZF eight-speed."

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