Damping control

Damping control resolves the classic conflict between sporty and dynamic suspension tuning, and is especially effective in an SUV with a high centre of gravity and long spring travel.

The damping control function, only available in conjunction with Audi drive select, allows the driver to choose between the modes 'dynamic', 'comfort' and 'auto' to adapt the vehicle's characteristics according to personal preferences and to suit the type of road and the adopted driving style.

The system detects poor road surfaces, bends, the vehicle’s payload and movements of the body, as well as changes in braking and acceleration. These measurements are used to compute the suitable damper current and the damping characteristic is continuously adjusted to the new measuring data.