9 close-ratio speeds provide virtually unnoticeable gear changes.
The 9G-TRONIC automatic transmission has nine gears which keep the engine speed as low as possible in every driving situation. The large spread of the transmission brings added agility and pulling power in almost all driving situations and improves the pulling away capability.
The vibration dampers of the converter allow driving at low engine speeds and thereby help to save fuel. The strongly pronounced overdrive characteristics of the transmission contribute to keeping the engine speeds and therefore the fuel consumption low in real-life operations and at high speeds.