The brand claim “Vorsprung durch Technik” encapsulates the cutting-edge technology that is at the very heart of the Audi brand. And not just in the domain of sportiness, but also when it comes to a form of future-proof mobility. 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.
S tronic®The 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 combines the low fuel consumption of the manual gearbox with the advantages of an automatic. In 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 low engine speeds.
LED technologyThe LEDs used in daytime running lights, side turn indicators and rear lights as well as the optional LED headlights are made to last the lifetime of the vehicle. Not only that, but they consume up to 50 % less energy compared with conventional bulbs.
Start-stop systemThe start-stop system reduces fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by switching off the engine when the car is stationary. For instance, when the driver brings the car to a halt at traffic lights, moves the gear lever into neutral and takes their foot off the clutch, the system shuts down the engine.
Energy recoveryThe energy recovery system converts kinetic energy into electrical energy during phases when the car is coasting or braking. When the car accelerates again, the battery directs the temporarily stored energy back into the vehicle. This relieves the load on the alternator and thereby saves fuel.