AH FabricationsEM Tuning
Results 1 to 33 of 33
Like Tree2Likes
  • 1 Post By dkpeter
  • 1 Post By Richyboyp

Thread: drive select

  1. #1
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Trinidad W.I.
    Posts
    133

    drive select

    hi all,

    Is there anyway to jump from auto to dynamic and dynamic to auto directly?. I usually use the drive select switch and going from auto to dynamic is simple, but to return to auto i have to cycle through the other modes.

    Using the mmi just takes too long and requires too much attention.

    I dont like leaving it on dynamic since the revs are too high, esp when following a slow car for some time.
    When I get a small window for overtaking i need to get everything out of the car and therefore jump to dynamic for the pass.

    It would be nice to have a dedicated 'dynamic mode' button like 'sport button' on bmws.

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    3,234
    Surely if you put your foot down in auto it does the same as dynamic anyway?
    Sport 2.0 TDI 150 Sportback in Scuba Blue, alcantara/leather, advanced key, audi sound system, comfort pack w/ ACC and park assist, deselect sports suspension, auto-dimming & folding door mirrors, electric lumbar support, heated seats, hold assist, non-smoking pack, side & lane assist, reversing camera, storage & luggage pack, tech pack with audi connect, tyre pressure warning, towbar, variable headlight range control, xenon light pack

  4. #3
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Trinidad W.I.
    Posts
    133
    no since in auto the car might be in 6th or 7th when cruising behind the slow car and there will be a delay when i kick down unlike dynamic where it will be high revving in 3rd ready to attack.

    I guess i will have to just drive the car manual...I still think dynamic mode could be a bit more sensible with the high revs.

  5. #4
    Flode's Avatar
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    9
    Have you tried to slide it into sport mode?

  6. #5
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    East Sussex
    Posts
    462
    If Audi list the drive modes in the order on they are set up on the car, i.e.
    Comfort, Dynamic, Auto, Efficiency and Individual.
    then couldn't you set up Individual mode same as Dynamic, which just means a double press on the drive select button when in Auto would take you to Individual instead of 4 presses to get to Dynamic, which is just that little bit easier when you in a rush to over take.
    just an idea, as haven't got mine to test yet, but if there is not a better way to do could be an easy compromise to sort.
    A3 sport back, Misano Red, S Line, 1.4 C.O.D. Manual, Panoramic Sunroof, Audi sound system, Folding mirrors, Interior lights pack, Non smoking, Delete Badges, Sports suspension, Hill hold & 2 year servicing & 4 year warrantee.

  7. #6
    Richyboyp's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Stoke on trent
    Posts
    156
    What I do: my car is normally in efficiency mode and so like you the gears are wrong for power. Kick down does work well though if I'm honest. Do if I want to change to dynamic I just pull back on the selector which then puts it in 'sport' I just assume this is dynamic although someone may say otherwise. Once I've overtaken I then pull selector back and it returns to E. now I assume if you are in 'auto' this is what it would return to but not tried as I always run E. other option is push selector to the left and manually change gear, that's also fun.
    Hope this helps
    A3 S Line 1.8 TFSI Quattro S Tronic
    Brilliant Red, Acoustic parking, Adaptive/Xenons plus, Advanced Key, B&O, Comfort pack, Door mirrors, Interior light pack, Privacy Glass, S Line sports suspension, Tyre Pressure Monitor, SD SatNav
    Happy days

  8. #7
    Richyboyp's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Stoke on trent
    Posts
    156
    Obviously pulling the selector back is while the car is in D.
    A3 S Line 1.8 TFSI Quattro S Tronic
    Brilliant Red, Acoustic parking, Adaptive/Xenons plus, Advanced Key, B&O, Comfort pack, Door mirrors, Interior light pack, Privacy Glass, S Line sports suspension, Tyre Pressure Monitor, SD SatNav
    Happy days

  9. #8
    97catalunya's Avatar
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Southend-on-sea
    Posts
    546
    I just use the paddles when I want to overtake. Just pop it down a gear or 2 overtake then hold the right hand up paddle for a couple of seconds and it returns to auto or just leave it and after a period of time it will switch back to auto it's self.
    A3 S-Line 1.8TFSI S-Tronic Daytona Grey, Tech Pack, Comfort Pack, B&O, Parking System Plus with reversing cam, HHA, Folding Mirrors, Interior Lighting Pack, Advanced Key

  10. #9
    TDI-line's Avatar
    Uber Post Whore

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Peterborough
    Posts
    8,885
    This maybe a really stupid question, but is drive select only available on s-tronic models?

    2013 AUDI A3 SB S-LINE : 2.0 TDIQ 184 : GLACIER WHITE :
    : S-TRONIC : COMFORT PACK : SD SAT NAV : FOLDING MIRRORS : HEATED SEATS: RIGID BOOT LINER :

  11. #10
    Richyboyp's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Stoke on trent
    Posts
    156
    Think it's se and above ????
    A3 S Line 1.8 TFSI Quattro S Tronic
    Brilliant Red, Acoustic parking, Adaptive/Xenons plus, Advanced Key, B&O, Comfort pack, Door mirrors, Interior light pack, Privacy Glass, S Line sports suspension, Tyre Pressure Monitor, SD SatNav
    Happy days

  12. #11
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    3,234
    No, available on everything I think (can't remember about SE though, could just be Sport trim upwards)
    Sport 2.0 TDI 150 Sportback in Scuba Blue, alcantara/leather, advanced key, audi sound system, comfort pack w/ ACC and park assist, deselect sports suspension, auto-dimming & folding door mirrors, electric lumbar support, heated seats, hold assist, non-smoking pack, side & lane assist, reversing camera, storage & luggage pack, tech pack with audi connect, tyre pressure warning, towbar, variable headlight range control, xenon light pack

  13. #12
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    3,234
    Configurator says Sport upwards, so on everything except SE models
    Sport 2.0 TDI 150 Sportback in Scuba Blue, alcantara/leather, advanced key, audi sound system, comfort pack w/ ACC and park assist, deselect sports suspension, auto-dimming & folding door mirrors, electric lumbar support, heated seats, hold assist, non-smoking pack, side & lane assist, reversing camera, storage & luggage pack, tech pack with audi connect, tyre pressure warning, towbar, variable headlight range control, xenon light pack

  14. #13
    Richyboyp's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Stoke on trent
    Posts
    156
    Oops! I was wrong sorry
    A3 S Line 1.8 TFSI Quattro S Tronic
    Brilliant Red, Acoustic parking, Adaptive/Xenons plus, Advanced Key, B&O, Comfort pack, Door mirrors, Interior light pack, Privacy Glass, S Line sports suspension, Tyre Pressure Monitor, SD SatNav
    Happy days

  15. #14
    Reverse Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    23
    A bit easier than using the drive select switch is to assign this functionality to the programmable steering wheel button. This enables you to toggle through the different modes with both hands on the steering wheel. Not exactly what was requested but perhaps a bit easier.
    Fragup likes this.

  16. #15
    97catalunya's Avatar
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Southend-on-sea
    Posts
    546
    Quote Originally Posted by dkpeter View Post
    A bit easier than using the drive select switch is to assign this functionality to the programmable steering wheel button. This enables you to toggle through the different modes with both hands on the steering wheel. Not exactly what was requested but perhaps a bit easier.
    I have done this too, shame it can't be used as a shortcut directly to dynamic mode though.
    A3 S-Line 1.8TFSI S-Tronic Daytona Grey, Tech Pack, Comfort Pack, B&O, Parking System Plus with reversing cam, HHA, Folding Mirrors, Interior Lighting Pack, Advanced Key

  17. #16
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Trinidad W.I.
    Posts
    133
    Quote Originally Posted by dkpeter View Post
    A bit easier than using the drive select switch is to assign this functionality to the programmable steering wheel button. This enables you to toggle through the different modes with both hands on the steering wheel. Not exactly what was requested but perhaps a bit easier.
    This sounds better, how do you go about programming the button?

  18. #17
    RossR's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    490
    It's under car settings in the MMI.

  19. #18
    Richyboyp's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Stoke on trent
    Posts
    156
    Was going to suggest the button on the steering wheel but not sure if that button is across the models and I also knew it only toggles through not just selects one driver style
    A3 S Line 1.8 TFSI Quattro S Tronic
    Brilliant Red, Acoustic parking, Adaptive/Xenons plus, Advanced Key, B&O, Comfort pack, Door mirrors, Interior light pack, Privacy Glass, S Line sports suspension, Tyre Pressure Monitor, SD SatNav
    Happy days

  20. #19
    JohnnyM100's Avatar
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Hampshire/Surrey border
    Posts
    463
    Quote Originally Posted by dkpeter View Post
    A bit easier than using the drive select switch is to assign this functionality to the programmable steering wheel button. This enables you to toggle through the different modes with both hands on the steering wheel. Not exactly what was requested but perhaps a bit easier.
    Sounds as close to a "push to pass" or "overtake" button as can be expected. Ace!
    Enjoying my 8V

  21. #20
    Daveotto's Avatar
    5th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Mar 2013
    Location
    Hertfordshire, UK
    Posts
    906
    Quote Originally Posted by 97catalunya View Post
    I have done this too, shame it can't be used as a shortcut directly to dynamic mode though.
    you sort of can if you leave it in automatic the next option in the cycle is dynamic
    A3 Sportback 2.0TDI S-line, - Daytona Grey, comfort pack, interior light pack , aluminium roof rails, Audi speakers, folding door mirrors, hill hold, sport suspension, no smoking pack.

  22. #21
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    89
    Quote Originally Posted by Richyboyp View Post
    Obviously pulling the selector back is while the car is in D.
    Yes, thats right if you just pull the selector back it goes into s-mode if you pull back one more time you are in normal mode again. however this will only change the gear selection and acceleration to normal s-mode but it will not change the chassie and also not change the steering etc to dynamic.

    Regards,
    Tom

  23. #22
    2nd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    East Sussex
    Posts
    462
    Quote Originally Posted by dkpeter View Post
    A bit easier than using the drive select switch is to assign this functionality to the programmable steering wheel button. This enables you to toggle through the different modes with both hands on the steering wheel. Not exactly what was requested but perhaps a bit easier.
    that's a cool feature, didn't realise you could do that. Bonus !
    A3 sport back, Misano Red, S Line, 1.4 C.O.D. Manual, Panoramic Sunroof, Audi sound system, Folding mirrors, Interior lights pack, Non smoking, Delete Badges, Sports suspension, Hill hold & 2 year servicing & 4 year warrantee.

  24. #23
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Trinidad W.I.
    Posts
    133
    Quote Originally Posted by Tom75 View Post
    Yes, thats right if you just pull the selector back it goes into s-mode if you pull back one more time you are in normal mode again. however this will only change the gear selection and acceleration to normal s-mode but it will not change the chassie and also not change the steering etc to dynamic.

    Regards,
    Tom
    hi, when you say pull back , do you really mean to the side so as to engage the + - manual shifting in sport mode? or is there actually another notch down when in D that takes you to automatic sport mode?

  25. #24
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    89
    Quote Originally Posted by karlabdool View Post
    hi, when you say pull back , do you really mean to the side so as to engage the + - manual shifting in sport mode? or is there actually another notch down when in D that takes you to automatic sport mode?
    No, not to the side because then you will be in manual sport mode. In the normal D position just pull it a little back and you will see in the display that the D disappears and a S shows up.

    Regards,
    Tom

  26. #25
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    97
    Yes, but just to clarify for karlabdool - unlike the separate "S" position on the 8P s-tronic selector, this is just a case of moving the selector backwards and then releasing it. As it's spring-loaded it will return to the "D" position, but the box will be in "S" mode until you do the same again.
    Audi A3 Sportback Sport 1.8 TFSI S-Tronic, MY14, Scuba Blue, 15-spoke 17" alloys, Comfort Pack with ACC, Interior Lighting Pack, Audi Sound System.

  27. #26
    Neutral

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Posts
    89
    Quote Originally Posted by constvoid View Post
    Yes, but just to clarify for karlabdool - unlike the separate "S" position on the 8P s-tronic selector, this is just a case of moving the selector backwards and then releasing it. As it's spring-loaded it will return to the "D" position, but the box will be in "S" mode until you do the same again.
    exactly

  28. #27
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Trinidad W.I.
    Posts
    133
    Quote Originally Posted by Tom75 View Post
    No, not to the side because then you will be in manual sport mode. In the normal D position just pull it a little back and you will see in the display that the D disappears and a S shows up.

    Regards,
    Tom
    great this should work fine, better than cycling through the drive modes...but one question, when in auto drive select mode and cruising slowly(50-60 kmph) in D6 or D7, if i go to dynamic the car will downshift to S3. Will this downshift happen when i 'pull back'? or will it remain in the same gear(S6 or S7).
    Will try it today if i get the time.

    thanks tom

  29. #28
    Richyboyp's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Aug 2013
    Location
    Stoke on trent
    Posts
    156
    It will down shift right away. Same as dynamic. And pretty sure when pulled back again it will revert to what drive select you were in originally. I use this all the time
    karlabdool likes this.
    A3 S Line 1.8 TFSI Quattro S Tronic
    Brilliant Red, Acoustic parking, Adaptive/Xenons plus, Advanced Key, B&O, Comfort pack, Door mirrors, Interior light pack, Privacy Glass, S Line sports suspension, Tyre Pressure Monitor, SD SatNav
    Happy days

  30. #29
    97catalunya's Avatar
    3rd Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Southend-on-sea
    Posts
    546
    I have been using "Dynamic" a little more now as the miles are building up.
    I have noticed when I change to dynamic obviously the gearbox will go into sport mode. But after leaving the car then getting back in when I start it up the gearbox is in D not S even though the drive select is in "Dynamic"
    Is this normal, I don't know if its just protecting the engine as it is still cold? If so does it automatically go back into S when warm?
    A3 S-Line 1.8TFSI S-Tronic Daytona Grey, Tech Pack, Comfort Pack, B&O, Parking System Plus with reversing cam, HHA, Folding Mirrors, Interior Lighting Pack, Advanced Key

  31. #30
    Toadoftoadhall's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    298
    On the subject of drive select, what are all the possible settings when programming the individual mode? on an S3 test car last week I did have a quick look but cannot recall all the customisable options. I know that the steering was one, engine sound another (though is that S3 specific?) what about the shift points of the s- tronic ?

  32. #31
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    3,234
    Throttle, ACC, Cornering light (god knows what that does), Steering on mine I think
    Sport 2.0 TDI 150 Sportback in Scuba Blue, alcantara/leather, advanced key, audi sound system, comfort pack w/ ACC and park assist, deselect sports suspension, auto-dimming & folding door mirrors, electric lumbar support, heated seats, hold assist, non-smoking pack, side & lane assist, reversing camera, storage & luggage pack, tech pack with audi connect, tyre pressure warning, towbar, variable headlight range control, xenon light pack

  33. #32
    Toadoftoadhall's Avatar
    1st Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    298
    Quote Originally Posted by cemerson View Post
    Throttle, ACC, Cornering light (god knows what that does), Steering on mine I think
    Thanks for that. ACC - you mean the adaptive cruise? What setting options for that - the follow distance?
    From your sig info, looks like yours is Manual.
    Can anyone out there let me know about the s tronic settings and what can be adjusted within Drive Select?

  34. #33
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    3,234
    Yeh, adaptive cruise. Not really played with it much but I assume dynamic will stick more closely to the speed or the car in front, and comfort is a bit more relaxed about it
    Sport 2.0 TDI 150 Sportback in Scuba Blue, alcantara/leather, advanced key, audi sound system, comfort pack w/ ACC and park assist, deselect sports suspension, auto-dimming & folding door mirrors, electric lumbar support, heated seats, hold assist, non-smoking pack, side & lane assist, reversing camera, storage & luggage pack, tech pack with audi connect, tyre pressure warning, towbar, variable headlight range control, xenon light pack

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Audi Drive Select help please
    By golfather1 in forum Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B8 Chassis)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 6th August 2012, 14:24
  2. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11th August 2011, 18:19
  3. A4 Allroad and Drive Select????
    By huggis in forum Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B8 Chassis)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 18th February 2011, 18:42
  4. Audi Drive Select
    By diesebora in forum The Welcome Section
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 17th October 2007, 19:33
  5. Audi Drive Select
    By diesebora in forum A5/S5/RS5 Forum
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 17th October 2007, 04:51

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO