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There are several storage compartments at various points
in the vehicle.Glove box
The glove box is equipped with a lock* and a light.
Opening glove box
– Pull the catch on the lid in the direction indicated (arrow)
⇒fig. 101 and open the lid.
Closing glove box
– Close the lid and push it in until it engages.The glove box lid has separate holders for a pen and a note pad.
On the right-hand side of the glove box there is a holder with a key
shell. In order to start the engine with the spare key, it has to be
clipped into this shell.
To avoid the risk of injuries, always keep the glove box lid closed
when driving.Compartment for (sun)glasses in headliner– To open the cover, lightly press the panel ⇒fig. 102
(arrow). The cover will then open by itself.
– To close the cover, push it upwards until it engages.
Compartment for (sun)glasses in head-
Storage compartments in the front seats
Side storage compartment in luggage
Fig. 101 Glove box
Fig. 102 Compartment
for (sun)glasses in
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Always keep the compartment cover closed while the vehicle is in
motion to reduce the risk of injury during a sudden braking
manoeuvre or in the event of an accident.Coat hooks
The coat hooks are located on the rear side of the B-pillars
(in the rear passenger compartment).
Please make sure that any items of clothing hanging from the
coat hooks do not obstruct your view to the rear.
Only use the coat hooks for light items of clothing and make
sure that there are no heavy or sharp objects in the pockets.
Do not use clothes hangers to hang up the clothing, as this
could interfere with the function of the head-protection
Applies to vehicles: with storage compartments in the front seatsStorage compartments in front seats
There is a fold-out drawer in the front part of each front
– Pull the handle to open the compartment.
– Close the lid and push it in until it engages.Note
The storage compartment will hold a maximum weight of 1 kg.
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Heating and coolingDeluxe automatic air conditionerApplies to vehicles: with deluxe automatic air conditionerDescription
The air conditioner can be used to set a comfortable inte-
rior temperature in the vehicle.The air conditioner provides heating and ventilation and also cools
and dehumidifies the air inside the vehicle.
The air conditioner is fully automatic and will maintain the desired
temperature at a constant level. To achieve this, the temperature of
the air supplied to the interior, the blower speed (volume of air
delivery) and the air distribution are regulated automatically. The
system also allows for the effect of strong sunlight, so there is no
need for manual adjustment. For these reasons it is advisable to use
the automatic mode for the comfort of all the passengers in virtually
all conditions throughout the year ⇒page 93.
The humidity of the air is automatically reduced when the system
cools the interior of the vehicle. This helps to prevent condensation
on the windows.
If the humidity and temperature outside the vehicle are high,
condensation can drip off the evaporator in the air cooling system
and form a pool underneath the vehicle. This is normal and does not
indicate a leak.
If the outside temperature is low, the blower normally only switches
to a higher speed once the coolant has warmed up sufficiently (this
does not apply to the defrost setting).
In order to achieve maximum engine power, the air conditioner
compressor is temporarily switched off when pulling away from a
standstill with full throttle.The compressor also switches off if the coolant temperature is
excessively high, to ensure adequate engine cooling under extreme
The pollution filter (a particle filter) serves as a barrier against impu-
rities in the outside air, including dust and pollen, and odours. The
air is also filtered when the air recirculation mode is activated.
For the air conditioner to work with maximum efficiency, the pollu-
tion filter element must be replaced at the intervals specified in the
If the vehicle is driven in areas with a high level of air pollution and
the filter is no longer fully effective, it may be necessary to change
the filter element more frequently.
The currently selected air conditioner settings are automatically
stored and assigned to the remote control key.
To prevent the battery from becoming discharged and to maintain
the necessary power level, the system will temporarily shut off the
electrical components that are using a lot of power, or reduce the
current they are consuming ⇒page 192. Heating systems in partic-
ular use a large amount of electrical power. If you notice, for
instance, that the rear window heater is not working, it may have
been temporarily switched off by the power management function,
or regulated to a lower heat output. These systems will be available
again as soon as sufficient electrical power is available.
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For safety reasons it is important that all the windows are kept
free of ice, snow and condensation. These can cause poor visibility
and lead to an accident. Please familiarise yourself with the oper-
ating controls for the air conditioner, including the demist/defrost
functions for the windows.
If you suspect that the air conditioner is damaged, switch it off
to prevent further damage and have the system checked by a quali-
Repairs to the Audi air conditioner require specialist knowledge
and special tools. For this reason, please contact a qualified work-
shop if the system is not working properly.Note
Keep the air intake slots in front of the windscreen clear of snow,
ice and leaves to ensure unimpaired heating and cooling, and to
prevent the windows misting over.
The air from the outlets flows through the passenger compart-
ment and out through the slots at the rear of the vehicle. Do not
cover these slots with clothing or other objects.
The air conditioner operates most effectively with the windows
and the tilting panorama roof* closed. However, if the vehicle has
heated up after standing in the sun for some time, the air inside can
be cooled more quickly by opening the windows for a short time.
Applies to vehicles: with deluxe automatic air conditionerControls
The controls for the air conditioner at a glance.Fig. 103 Controls for deluxe automatic air conditionerThe functions can be set by turning the rotary control and are
switched on and off by briefly pressing the buttons. The LEDs in the
buttons light up when the function is switched on.Buttons
Switching on and off
Air recirculation mode
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The grille on the control console ⇒page 92, fig. 103 must be kept
free. Please ensure that it is not covered by stickers or similar. Meas-
uring sensors are located behind it.Applies to vehicles: with deluxe automatic air conditionerSwitching on and offSwitching on air conditioner
– Press the button briefly, or
– Press the button.
Switching off air conditioner
– Press the button to switch off the air conditioner
and cut off the supply of fresh air from outside the
vehicle.The air conditioner will switch on again if one of the control buttons
Applies to vehicles: with deluxe automatic air conditionerAutomatic mode
The standard operating mode for all seasons.Switching on automatic mode
– Select a temperature between +16 °C (60 °F) and +28 °C
– Press the button.The automatic mode maintains a constant temperature inside the
vehicle and dehumidifies the air. Air temperature, air delivery and
air distribution are regulated automatically to reach the desired
interior temperature as quickly as possible, and then to maintain
this temperature. The system automatically compensates for any
variations in the outside temperature and for the effect of direct
The automatic temperature regulation only operates at temperature
settings between +16 °C and +28 °C. If a temperature below +16 °C
is selected, LO appears on the display. If a temperature above +28 °C
is selected, the display will show HI. In the two extreme settings the
air conditioner operates continuously with maximum cooling or
heating output, and the temperature is not regulated
Heated rear window
Switching air cooling
a)The rotary control is also used to adjust the blower speed, air distribution
and seat heating.Buttons
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temperature or clockwise to increase the temperature
⇒fig. 104.The temperature setting will be shown on the MMI display
⇒fig. 105 for a few seconds if the MMI is switched on.
Applies to vehicles: with deluxe automatic air conditionerBlower
The automatically selected blower speed can be reduced
or increased manually if required.– Press the button for the blower .
– Turn the rotary control to set the blower to the desired
speed (and regulate the volume of air delivery).We recommend keeping the blower running at a low setting when
To prevent fumes or unpleasant smells from entering the vehicle,
switch to the air recirculation mode by pressing the button.
Fig. 104 Rotary control
for temperature selec-
tionFig. 105 MMI display:
Fig. 106 Blower
button and rotary
controlFig. 107 MMI display:
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Technical data The blower speed will be shown on the MMI display ⇒page 94,
fig. 107 for a few seconds if the MMI is switched on.
The blower speed may change automatically. This ensures that
the selected temperature is reached as quickly as possible.
The blower speed cannot be regulated separately for the driver
and front passenger sides of the vehicle.
Applies to vehicles: with deluxe automatic air conditionerAir recirculation mode
The air recirculation setting prevents fumes etc. from
entering the interior.Switching on the air recirculation mode
– Press the button ⇒.
Switching off the air recirculation mode
– Press the button again, or
– Press the button, or
– Press the button.In this setting, the air is drawn from the interior of the vehicle,
filtered and continuously recirculated. We recommend using the air
recirculation mode in the following circumstances:
When driving through a tunnel or in queues of traffic, to prevent
fumes entering the interior of the vehicle.
For reasons of safety you should not leave the air recirculation
switched on for too long. This mode prevents fresh air from
entering the vehicle, so the windows can mist over if the air
cooling is switched off. Bad visibility can cause an accident.Applies to vehicles: with deluxe automatic air conditionerAir distribution
The automatically programmed air distribution can be
altered manually if required.– Press the button for Distribution .
Fig. 108 Air distribu-
tion button and rotary
controlFig. 109 MMI display:
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– Turn the rotary control to the desired setting.You can use the air distribution setting to select the air outlets you
wish to activate. In setting
all the air is directed to the windows,
the air is directed to the driver (or passenger), and in
to the footwells. In addition to this there are several other
possible combinations, allowing you to adjust the air distribution to
suit individual requirements.
Switch to for automatic control of the air distribution.
The air distribution setting will be shown on the MMI display
⇒page 95, fig. 109 for a few seconds if the MMI is switched on.
Applies to vehicles: with deluxe automatic air conditionerDefrosting
The windscreen and side windows are defrosted or
demisted as quickly as possible.– To switch on, press the button.
– To switch off, press the button again, or press the
button.The temperature is regulated automatically. The air output is
increased to maximum and most of the air comes out of the outlets
below the windscreen.
The air recirculation mode is switched off when the button is
pressed.Applies to vehicles: with deluxe automatic air conditionerHeated rear window
The rear window heating helps to demist the rear window.– Press the
b u t t o n t o s w i t c h t h e r e a r w i n d o w h e a t i n g o n
The rear window heating only works when the engine is running. An
indicator lamp in the button lights up when the rear window heater
is switched on.
Depending on the outside temperature, the rear window heating
switches off automatically after about 10 to 20 minutes.
The rear window heating can be switched on permanently by
button for longer than two seconds. It will then
remain on until the ignition is switched off. When the rear window
heating is switched on, this setting will remain activated for 15
minutes after switching off the ignition.
If the engine is started again during this period of 15 minutes, the
rear window heating will be switched on for about 10 to 20 minutes,
depending on the exterior temperature. This means you do not have
to manually switch on the rear window heating again if the vehicle
has only been parked for a short time.
For the sake of the environment
Switch off the heated rear window manually as soon as the rear
window is clear. By saving electrical power you can also save fuel.Applies to vehicles: with deluxe automatic air conditionerAC mode Deactivating the AC mode
– Press the button.
Activating the AC mode
– Press the button again.In the AC mode, the air cooling system is switched on and the
heating and ventilation are regulated automatically.
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If the LED in the AC button should continue to light up when the AC
mode has been switched off (i.e. the air conditioner has been
switched off) this is due to a defect in one of the air conditioner
components. If a malfunction should occur, please contact a quali-
fied workshop.Applies to vehicles: with deluxe automatic air conditionerAir outlets
The air distribution setting directs the air to the outlets
you select.Fig. 110 Dashboard: Location of air outletsAir outlets and
– The outlets can be opened and closed by turning the
thumbwheels next to them.– The direction of air delivery from these outlets can be
adjusted horizontally and vertically using the adjuster in
the centre of each outlet grille.
The flow of air from the outlets is controlled either automatically or
manually, depending on the operating mode selected. Outlets to
can provide air which is either heated, unheated, or cooled.
When the air conditioner is operating in the cooling mode, the air is
directed mainly to outlets and . To ensure an adequate cooling
effect, you should not close these outlets completely.Applies to vehicles: with deluxe automatic air conditionerAir outlets for rear passengers
The air outlets for the rear cabin are located in the centre
console.– The outlets can be opened and closed by turning the
– The direction of air delivery from these outlets can be
adjusted horizontally and vertically using the adjuster in
the centre of each outlet grille.The flow of air from the outlets is controlled either automatically or
manually, depending on the operating mode selected. All the
outlets can provide air which is either heated, unheated, or cooled.
The heater outlets for the rear footwells are located under the front
When the air conditioner is operating in the cooling mode the air is
directed mainly to the outlets in the centre console. To ensure an
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completely.Applies to vehicles: with deluxe automatic air conditionerEconomical operation of the air conditioner
Economical operation of the air conditioner will help to
save fuel.When the air conditioner is operating in the cooling mode it
reduces engine power and increases fuel consumption. To
ensure that the cooling mode is activated only when really
necessary, please note the following points:
– Switch off the cooling mode by pressing the AC button
(LED off) if you wish to save fuel.
– You should also switch off the cooling mode by pressing
the AC button (LED off) if you open the windows or the
tilting panorama roof* while driving.
– If the vehicle has heated up after standing in the sun,
open the windows and doors for a short time to cool the
For the sake of the environmentBy saving fuel you also reduce the amount of pollutants emitted
from your vehicle.
Deluxe automatic air conditioner -
basic settingsApplies to vehicles: with deluxe automatic air conditionerGeneral notes
You can change the basic settings for the air conditioner
on the MMI* or on the sound system control console.– Press the function selector button marked .
– Press the control button for AC ⇒fig. 111
2)The display for the MMI basic differs slightly.
Fig. 111 MMI display:
AC menu optionFig. 112 MMI display:
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