Steering wheel with paddle leversSteering wheel with paddle levers  - multitronic, tiptronic (6-speed gearbox) - Automatic gearbox - Controls - Audi A4 Owner's Manual - Audi A4

The paddle levers on the steering wheel enable the driver to manually select pre-programmed ratios or gears.

Steering wheel: tiptronic switches

Steering wheel: tiptronic switches

Briefly pull the left-hand paddle lever - to change down to a lower gear.
Briefly pull the right-hand paddle lever + to change up to a higher gear.

The paddle levers are activated when the selector lever is in position D or S, or the position for the manual shift programme (tiptronic). The manual shift programme can, of course, still be operated using the selector lever in the centre console.