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Driving with Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)
The Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK) is a sevenspeed transmission featuring an automatic and a manual selection mode.
Gear changes are automatic in automatic selection mode (selector lever position D).
The gearshift paddles on the steering wheel can be used to switch temporarily from automatic to manual selection mode.
In manual selection mode (selector lever position M) the gearshifts are achieved with the gearshift paddles on the steering wheel or with the PDK selector lever.
When driving, the driver can switch between selector lever positions D and M as desired.
Switching selector lever position
When the ignition is switched off, the selector lever is blocked in position P.
When the ignition is switched on, the selector lever can only be moved from position P and N if the release button is pressed and the brake pedal is held down.
The release button (arrow) in the selector lever prevents unintentional selections.
To switch to position R or P press the release button.
Starting the engine
The engine can only be started if the brake pedal is pressed and the selector lever is in position P or N.
Driving off on gradients
The drive-off assistant provides support during hill starts. When switching from the brake to the accelerator pedal, the vehicle is held momentarily on the gradient so that it can drive off immediately after the brake is released.
Stopping the vehicle
Parking the vehicle