The Audi Cross Cabriolet quattro is equipped with Audi drive select, as optionally available in the current generation of the bestselling Audi A4. This allows you to preselect three highly individual configurations for the engine and gear-change characteristics, and the adaptive shock absorbers. The result is a car that can be enjoyed in completely different ways and that offers a huge potential in the field of efficiency.
The default setting is the "dynamic" mode, which is automatically activated every time the engine is started and is designed purely to produce the dynamic yet comfortable driving feel typical of the brand, which Audi drivers have come to expect of their cars.
The "sport" mode gives the Cross Cabriolet quattro an emphatically sporty driving feel. The shock absorbers are set firm, the engine responds more spontaneously to the throttle and the tiptronic transmission’s shift points move higher up the engine speed range: the ideal basis for active driving pleasure on winding roads.
When the driver switches to the "efficiency" mode using the MMI, the engine and S tronic respond gently to commands from the accelerator and shift paddles. This setting is ideal for a relaxed driving style, as well as offering tremendous potential for effectively lowering fuel consumption, and therefore emissions too.
In efficiency mode, the air conditioning system is automatically switched off and is only reactivated if the driver so wishes. A completely new interpretation of the cruise control system also moves the vehicle with minimum fuel consumption, allowing it to drop below the set speed within a certain lower limit in favour of lower fuel consumption, for example on gentle uphill stretches of motorway.
The efficiency mode also makes use of route data from the navigation system and the adaptive cruise control to reduce speed early and make driving as economical as possible by avoiding the need for heavy braking when approaching a tight bend or a vehicle driving ahead.
In this way, under normal operating conditions and combined with a forward-looking driving style, Audi drive select can achieve fuel savings of well over 20 percent compared to dynamic mode.
The equipment, data and prices stated here refer to the model range offered for sale in Germany. Subject to amendment; errors and omissions excepted.