General notes on using multitronicGeneral notes on using multitronic  - Automatic gearbox - Controls - Audi A5 Owner's Manual - Audi A5

The transmission ratio is varied continuously.

Detail of the centre console: Selector lever with interlock button
Detail of the centre console: Selector lever with interlock button

Driving away from a standstill

Ц Press and hold the brake pedal.
Ц Press and hold the interlock button (the button in the selector lever handle), move the selector lever to the desired position, for instance D, and release the interlock button.
Ц Wait for the gearbox to engage the gear (a slight movement can be felt).
Ц Release the brake and press the accelerator Stopping briefly.

Stopping briefly

Ц Apply the foot brake to hold the vehicle when stationary (for instance at traffic lights).
Ц To prevent the vehicle from rolling away, apply the parking brake before moving off on steep gradients Ц As soon as you accelerate as normal, the parking brake will automatically be released.
Ц As soon as you accelerate as normal, the parking brake will automatically be released and the vehicle will start moving.

Parking the car

Ц Press and hold the brake pedal Ц Apply the parking brake..
Ц Apply the parking brake.
Ц Press and hold the interlock button, move the selector lever to P and release the interlock button.

Your vehicle is equipped with the hill hold assist function which makes it easier to drive away on a slope. The system is activated when you press and hold the brake pedal for a few seconds. When you release the brake pedal the braking force will be maintained for a moment in order to prevent the vehicle rolling back when you drive away.

The engine can only be started when the selector lever is at P or N.

On level ground it is sufficient to move the selector lever to P. On a gradient the parking brake should be applied first and the selector lever should be moved to P. This reduces the load on the locking mechanism and makes it easier to move the selector lever out of position P.

Х Do not press the accelerator while selecting a gear with the vehicle stationary WARNING

Х Do not press the accelerator while selecting a gear with the vehicle stationary and the engine running, as this could cause an accident.
Х Please note that some power will still be transmitted when you stop temporarily with the selector lever in position D, S or R. For this reason, to avoid risking an accident, apply the footbrake firmly when stopping to prevent the vehicle rolling away.
Х Never move the selector lever to R or P when driving, as this could cause an accident.