Audi A4 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi A4: Audi drive select

Introduction

Applies to: vehicles with Audi drive select

Drive select makes it possible to experience different types of vehicle characteristics in one vehicle.

With different driving modes, the driver can switch the setting, for example from sporty to comfortable. This allows you to adjust the settings to your personal preferences. This makes it possible to combine settings such as a sporty drivetrain setting with comfortable steering.

Selecting an Audi drive select mode

Applies to: vehicles with Audi drive select

The button is located above the selector lever in the center console.

  • Press the left or right arrow key until the desired mode appears in the MMI. Or:
  • Applies to MMI: Select on the home screen: VEHICLE > Audi drive select.

You can change the driving mode when the vehicle is stationary or while driving. If traffic permits, briefly remove your foot from the accelerator pedal after changing modes so that the mode you have selected will be activated for the drive system.

The following modes may be available depending on the equipment:

offroad - Provides assistance when driving offroad.

The ESC will be restricted and the hill descent assist* will be activated. The vehicle will exit this mode after the ignition is switched off.

comfort - Provides a comfort-oriented vehicle setup and is suited for long drives on highways.

auto - Provides an overall comfortable yet dynamic driving feel and is suited for everyday use.

dynamic - Gives the driver a sporty driving feel and is suited to a sporty driving style. The "S" driving program is selected.

individual - Provides the option for personalized vehicle settings. Press to configure the mode, Individual settings.

Tips

When the ignition is being switched on, individual systems, such as the drive system, will be reset to a balanced setting. Select the current mode again to attain its full configuration.

Individual settings

Applies to: vehicles with Audi drive select

The equipment in your vehicle will determine which settings you can adjust.

Drive

The drive system will react to accelerator pedal moves more quickly or in a more balanced manner.

The shift points are located in higher or lower engine speed ranges on vehicles with automatic transmissions.

Depending on the setting, the drive power at the rear axle will be distributed with the sport differential* to be more sporty or moderate.

Steering

The power steering will adapt. Light steering is suitable for long trips on highways or smooth driving around curves, for example.

Suspension

The suspension adjusts to be tighter or more comfort-oriented when it comes to compensating for uneven spots on the road.

Engine sound

The engine sound adapts and can be subtle to sporty. In the automatic setting, the engine sound depends on the selected driving program.

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