Environmental compatibilityEnvironmental compatibility  - Your vehicle and the environment - Driving tips - Audi S5 Owner's Manual - Audi S5

Environmental protection is a top priority in the design, choice of materials and production of your new Audi.

Design measures for economical recycling

• Joints and connections designed for ease of dismantling
• Modular construction to facilitate dismantling
• Increased use of single-grade materials
• Plastic parts and elastomers are labelled in accordance with ISO 1043, ISO 11469 and ISO 1629

Choice of materials

• Nearly all materials used can be recycled
• Similar types of plastics grouped together for easy recycling
• Recycled materials used in manufacture
• Reduced vapour emissions from plastics
• CFC-free refrigerant in air conditioner

Compliance with the laws prohibiting the use of: Cadmium, asbestos, lead, mercury and chrome VI.

Manufacturing methods

• Using recycling material for manufacturing plastic parts
• Solvent-free cavity sealing
• Solvent-free wax for protecting the vehicles in transit
• Solvent-free adhesives
• No CFCs used in production
• Surplus materials used extensively for energy conversion and building materials
• Overall water consumption reduced
• Heat recovery systems
• Water-soluble paint