Vorsprung durch Technik is the claim to which the Audi brand is committed. Not only where sportiness is concerned, but in terms of future-oriented mobility as well. Audi consistently implements various efficiency measures in an overall concept. As a developer of numerous innovations, Audi has had a long-lasting effect on the automotive industry.
Start-stop systemThe start-stop system helps to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by switching the engine off when the vehicle is at a standstill. If the driver stops the vehicle at traffic lights, for example, the system switches the engine off. The starting process is initiated as soon as the driver presses the clutch or releases the foot brake for the vehicle to move off again.
RecuperationIncreasing the generator voltage converts kinetic energy into usable electrical energy when the vehicle is coasting or braking. This energy is used to assist the generator during subsequent acceleration, saving up to 3% fuel.
Audi drive select efficiency modeThe Audi drive select efficiency mode puts the vehicle in a particularly efficient state and provides active support for the driver, helping him to drive in a way that can reduce fuel consumption. Engine, transmission and the optional quattro® with sports differential react in such a balanced way that further saving potentials can be exploited. Thus, for example, a modified gear changing program for automatic transmissions with a conscious movement of the gear changing point to lower speed ranges stands out through improved fuel consumption in operation. The electromechanical power steering, cruise control, optional dynamic steering and adaptive cruise control contribute to reducing driving resistance. The air conditioning is also adapted to requirements in that it is switched to eco mode. This efficient driving style in the Audi drive select efficiency mode makes it possible to get more miles from each tank of fuel, reducing CO2 emissions at the same time.