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#1 (permalink) Old 12-27-2003, 05:46 PM
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could someone please explain how to use steptronic gears...or suggest a site/manual? heard that using steptronic eases brake life. thx.
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i'd guess its explained in your owners manual.. no?
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Originally posted by miinus@Dec 27 2003, 06:26 PM
could someone please explain how to use steptronic gears...or suggest a site/manual? heard that using steptronic eases brake life. thx.
Who did you that using the steptronic eases brake life?

In SD mode, the car will at the optimum rpm's downshift to help slow the car. In M mode, you can select the rpm in which to downshift, also helping slow the car. Keep in mind that if you attempt to down shift into a gear which would cause an overrev, the computer will not allow your selection.
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this steptronic thing in s mode even tries to engine brake for you...., try just coasting to a stop from high speed, you'll feel it tug as it downshifts.

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