The brand claim "Vorsprung durch Technik" encapsulates the cutting-edge technology that is at the very heart of the Audi brand. Not just in the domain of sportiness, but also when it comes to a form of mobility that is future-proof. Audi consistently applies various efficiency measures within the framework of an all-embracing concept. As the developer of numerous innovations, we have made a lasting impact on automotive engineering.
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 the traffic lights, for example, moves the gear lever to neutral and takes his foot off the accelerator, 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.
Driver information system with efficiency programThe display of the optional driver information systemDriver Information SystemThe display of the driver information system (DIS) brings together a wide range of different information items in the centre of the cockpit and permanently indicates the vehicle’s current operating status.Driver Information System brings together a wide range of individual displays in the centre of the driving area and permanently indicates the vehicle's current operating status. The integrated efficiency program also provides the driver with an overview of consumption data, the displays for auxiliary consumers, an enlarged gearshift indicatorGearshift IndicatorClear benefit: the gearshift indicator tells the driver when it is the ideal time to change gear.Gearshift Indicator and fuel-saving suggestions for ultra-economical driving.
S tronicThe S tronicS tronicFaster gearshifts, sportier driving: the S tronic combines the sporty characteristics of a manual gearbox with the advantages of an automatic.S tronic gearbox brings a significant fuel saving. In the automatic mode, its control function performs gearshifts swiftly and times them for optimised fuel consumption. The huge spread of ratios covered by S tronic allows the top gears to operate at very low engine speeds.
Energy recoveryThe energy recovery system converts kinetic energy into electrical energy during phases when the car is coasting or being braked. When the car accelerates again, the battery directs the temporarily stored energy back into the vehicle, to relieve the load on the alternator and thereby save fuel.