• Audi Q3 cylinder on demand (COD)
    Audi Q3 cylinder on demand (COD)

    Rightsizing

    Rightsizing

    Audi is driving forward progress in its gasoline engines. The term Rightsizing incorporates a host of innovative technologies. The key is to design engines with the optimum combination of displacement, power and torque delivery, fuel consumption and operating characteristics. Cylinder deactivation in the 4.0 TFSI is one example.

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    iHEV system

    Predictive efficiency assistant

    Predictive efficiency assistant

    Audi is working on new, intelligent technologies to reduce fuel consumption even further. The predictive efficiency assistant uses data from the navigation system to enable the car to slow down in an anticipatory manner.

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    Hybrid technology

    Hybrid technology

    Audi offers full hybrids with lithium-ion batteries in three vehicle classes. The A6 hybrid (Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 6.2; Combined CO₂-emissions in g/km: 145)**, the A8 hybrid and the Q5 hybrid quattro (Combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 6.9; Combined CO₂-emissions in g/km: 159)** use a parallel driveline – a highly efficient concept.

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    e perfomance research project

    e-perfomance
    research project

    Audi is systematically working out all aspects of electric mobility from the ground up. The e performance research project – a think tank within the company – has developed a modular component system for electrically powered vehicles. This has resulted in a sporty research vehicle, the F12, in the framework of a research project sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

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    e-tron technology

    e-tron technology

    The term e-tron covers all Audi cars that can drive for longer distances on electricity alone. The brand is working on all aspects of the issue and with different approaches – from pure electric drive through plug-in hybrids to the electric quattro driveline.
    The Audi R8 e-tron, the first low-volume electric vehicle to be produced by Audi, is an uncompromising, high-performance sports car. Its two electric motors deliver an output of 280 kW (381 hp) and 820 Nm of torque. All of the energy comes from the large lithium-ion battery that stores 48.6 kWh. The Audi R8 e-tron completes the sprint from zero to 100 km/h in 4.6 seconds, achieves an electronically limited top speed of 200 km/h and covers a range of around 215 km.

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  • Electric Biturbo

    Electric biturbo

    Electric biturbo

    With the electric biturbo, Audi is taking another major step forward in its TDI engines. In this forward-looking technology an additional compressor assists the turbocharger in the lower rev range.
    Almost a quarter of a century ago, Audi delivered a major boost to diesel engine development worldwide. 1989 saw the debut in the Audi 100 of the first direct injection compression ignition engine with turbocharging and electronic control, since when the TDI has enjoyed an impressive and ongoing success story.

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    Audi A3 g-tron

    Audi A3 g-tron

    Audi A3 g-tron

    The Audi A3 Sportback g-tron, the brand’s first natural gas car to go into production, reveals the sheer depth of the technological expertise of Audi – from ultra lightweight technology through the highly advanced infotainment to the driver assistance systems. It showcases state-of-the-art CNG technology (CNG = compressed natural gas), complete with the fuel storage technology. Its two pressurized tanks beneath the trunk floor each hold around seven kilograms (15.43 lb) of gas; they essentially use the recess for the spare wheel, thus impinging only minimally on the load capacity.

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