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The best bit of technology with the PDK gearbox is the inclusion of a freewheel function - they call it coasting.

Having owned 3 cars with freewheels (DKW, Wartburg and early SAAB 99), and getting much ridicule from "friends", I can now claim to have been well ahead of the game. Once you are used to it it is great. Eric Carlson, rallying 2-stroke SAABs used to say that brakes are for slowing down and engines for accelerating. However he was aka "Carlsson på taket" ("Carlsson on the roof") and used snow banks for slowing down also.
Think this was first introduced on the hybrid Panamera. The 991 pdk version doesn't cut the engine completely, it drops to idling speed until the accelerator is depressed again. With the stop/start function it's supposed to deliver a couple of extra mpg in the official cycle. We'll see...

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