YouI could swear I read somewhere that if you are braking and hold the down-shift paddle it will go to the correct gear in one swell swoop.
That is true; it will go own to the lowest gear which still has a safe RPM for that speed. I am not sure if it will immediately go to that gear, or go quickly there hitting every gear on the way. At any rate, I don't think that was what the OP was asking about, but the feature you reminded us of is surely very nice!I could swear I read somewhere that if you are braking and hold the down-shift paddle it will go to the correct gear in one swell swoop.
Should not be an issue since you would not normally get up through 8 in casual around town driving, plus you can always move your shifter from M to D.I like to paddle shift casually around town. But I think shifting thru 8 gears would be cumbersome. I thought I read somewhere that there was a skip shift option for casual around town driving.
In my edge sport if you just leave it, it will go back into D shortlyStill working on how to go back to D but what a nice feature.
On the 2014 A6 you just hold the right paddle down and it will return to drive in a couple seconds (if the shifter is in D of course). I assume the A8 is the same.With only 100 miles on the A8 I haven't attempted anything out the ordinary. Not sure of the even or odd gear selection. I must say I'm impressed on both the D and M selections. Smooth but firm shifting without going nuts in D. In the M mode those paddles give this car a real tight feel. Until I get over the break in miles, I cannot comment on the shift timing under load. Interesting find, if you are in D the paddles are still active. Meaning the transmission switches into M and provides visual indication of which gear you are in. NICE ! You can be driving down the road in D, touch either the + or - paddle and the car drills down to the selected gear and the indication on the 'shifter' goes from D to M. Still working on how to go back to D but what a nice feature. Also there is enough smarts with this car that as you downshift in M with your foot off of the pedal it automatically compensates the engine rpm as to not jerk you forward. Again, nice. Still experimenting but thus far I'm having fun with the A8.