From now on, you only need one shift point: the optimum one.
Individual driving style can influence fuel consumption by up to 30%. All new Audi engines, whether TDI®, FSI® or TFSI®, inherently permit early upshifts because they already deliver high torque at low engine speeds. This harbours considerable potential for reducing the fuel consumption.
By displaying a recommendation to change gear, the driver learns how to adopt an economical driving style. An algorithm compares the available engine torque in the selected gear with the actual operating point. If it establishes that the next gear up would be more efficient, it recommends shifting up. A fuel saving of up to 25% can be realised in urban traffic, where frequent gear changes are needed.