Selecting the driving mode
You can choose between COMFORT, AUTO, DYNAMIC and INDIVIDUAL*.
Selector gate: Control for Audi drive select
Centre console: Control for Audi drive select
The control is next to the selector gate ⇒ fig. 174 on vehicles with sound system, or in the centre console ⇒ fig. 175 on vehicles with MMI*.
– Switch on the ignition.
– Press the left or right arrow button until the desired mode lights up in red.
You can change the driving mode while the vehicle is stationary or moving. If traffic conditions permit, take your foot off the accelerator briefly after you change the mode so that the new mode is also activated for the engine.
The COMFORT mode alters the vehicle set-up for a more comfortable ride. The response of the engine and automatic gearbox* to accelerator pedal movements is balanced. The steering is light and indirect* and the suspension control* is set to soft. This setting is suitable for driving long distances on motorways for example.
The overall impression in AUTO mode is of a comfortable but dynamic ride. This setting is suitable for everyday use.
DYNAMIC gives the vehicle a tighter set-up. The engine reacts spontaneously to accelerator pedal movements and the steering is dynamic and direct*. The suspension control* is stiffer and the automatic gearbox* changes gear at higher engine speeds. This setting is ideal for performance driving.
You can configure this mode on the MMI according to your personal preferences.
Always keep an eye on the traffic when using the Audi drive select controls - Risk of accident!
If you remove the ignition key, the AUTO mode will be selected automatically the next time you switch on the ignition.