A continually variable transmission (CVT) that provides smooth acceleration as well as a variety of other benefits to fuel consumption or torque control, depending on situation.

The smoothest start. Multitronic is a term used to describe a continuously variable transmission (CVT) developed by Audi. A steel link-plate chain running in tension between two pairs of variable-diameter bevel wheels serves as all gears, unlike the static five or six gears found in most vehicles. Because there are no fixed gears, acceleration is smoother and more comfortable. There are also benefits with regards to towing and fuel consumption. Plus, manual mode can still be selected, which simulates six static gears.