What is the Volkswagen Tiptronic mode and how does it work?
It may be possible the 2015 Volkswagen CC is one of the most underrated vehicles in our lineup. It’s not hard to see why, when the 2015 Volkswagen Golf offers a spacious family option without all the bells and whistles of the CC, but we like the bells and whistles. One of the things we like most in the VW CC is the 6-speed DSG automatic transmission with Tiptronic mode. What is the Volkswagen Tiptronic mode and how does it work?
Wait, what’s DSG?
First thing’s first, it’s true that even the non-DSG automatics have the Tiptronic driving function, but we’re particularly fond of the DSG because it’s one smooth shifter. We’re not saying the regular automatic, such as is found in the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta, isn’t still smooth, but it can’t be compared to a direct-shift gearbox and its dual-clutch system. Even if the interior of the CC wasn’t fully-loaded with features, the automatic option is luxury in itself.
What does Tiptronic driving mode do?
So, what exactly is the Tiptronic driving mode? Essentially, it puts manual driving back in your hands. While the sport mode simply keeps your CC in gear longer, the Tiptronic mode actually allows you to choose gears like you would with a manual, only without the need for the manual clutch. This means you not only get the sportier feel that comes with the dual-clutch, but you get the sense of control from shifting gears too.
How does it work?
Engaging the Tiptronic mode is as easy as moving your shift lever to the right. Once it’s in the Tiptronic mode you can shift gears either by moving the gear shift forward to go up in gear or backward to go shift down. For drivers who feel more comfortable with their hands on the wheel, you can also use the paddle shifters located on the steering wheel.
For those unfamiliar with driving a stick shift, the DSG transmission also has safety limits on speed for the gears, so you can’t damage your vehicle by driving in the wrong gear. If you’re interested in seeing how driving in Tiptronic mode feels in person, schedule a test drive here at New Century Volkswagen and we’d love to show you how it works.