Audi reveals new technologies to improve fuel economy

Article by Christian A., on August 25, 2010

It was announced by Audi today that it is planning to launch a number of its latest technologies targeted toward the improvement of vehicle efficiency. These new technologies consist of the latest stop-start elements which will be available in the middle of this year, together with the latest regenerative braking systems and the latest modular efficiency platform which involves the onboard computer taking action in encouraging users to drive more efficiently with related displays on the car's monitoring device.

There will also be a gearshift indicator that informs the user when to shift for maximized fuel efficiency.

Studies by Audi show that driving style account for 30 percent of fuel consumption. Like the systems of the competition, Audi's start-stop system turns the engine off when the car comes to a full stop and the clutch is lowered.

Then the engine comes back to life when the clutch is operated. With such a system, Audi expects a fuel savings of 0.2 liter per 100km and lowered carbon emission of up to 5g/km. The models that will receive the new system for the first time include the A3 1.4 TFSI and 2.0 A4 and A5 models.

Other models will follow suit later this year. The purpose of the regenerative braking system is to create electrical energy and alleviate the alternator to save on fuel.

The A3 1.4 TFSI with manual transmission, A4, A5 and A5 Cabriolet equipped with the 2.0-liter TFSI and a manual transmission and the A6, Q5 and Q7, all come with this system as standard equipment already. With these technologies, Audi estimates a 20 percent drop of fuel consumption in its model range.

Topics: audi, technology

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

One of the executives at Volkswagen tagged in the so-called Dieselgate scandal has pleaded not guilty to a list of allegations surrounding the carmaker’s actions to cheat emissions regulations in...
by - February 27, 2017
When the Crown De Luxe saloon was first released in 1972, it was at that time the most lavish Toyota model available to British customers. Both unusual and exclusive, one...
by - February 27, 2017
The ride-sharing fleet of sharing Lyft Inc. will soon include thousands of specially fitted self-driving Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicles, courtesy of General Motors. If plans push through, Lyft’s clients would...
by - February 27, 2017
J.D. Power has officially released the 2017 Vehicle Dependability Study, an annual list of the most dependable brands in the auto industry. Once again coming on top is Lexus, the...
by - February 26, 2017
Citroen revealed that its entry to the Chinese market is moving forward with the planned release of the new generation C5. While still on sale on this part of the...
by - February 26, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries