• SQ5
    SQ5

    The SUV for a new generation. Convincing without being persuasive. Sportive without being unreasonable. Efficient driving pleasure.

  • TT Roadster
    TT Roadster

    Rigid sportsmanship, high performance, emotional driving experience. This is how sports cars should be built. The Audi TT Roadster.

  • TTS Coupé
    TTS Coupé

    The Audi TTS Coupé is bursting with sports car genes. Dynamic driving even controlled - by the new quattro permanent all-wheel drive. The design is individualized by S-specific elements and instantly recognizable. The innovative technologies in the drive, as well as new control and display concepts - including the Audi virtual cockpit - characterize the Coupé.

  • TTS Roadster
    TTS Roadster

    Provide the Wind forehead: From the grille up to the diffuser radiates the TTS Roadster pure power. A new generation of innovative technologies convinces inside - including the Audi virtual cockpit. The design has been sharpened, the striking side lines represent character and timeless aesthetics. Experience the pure power of the TTS Roadster.

  • TT RS Coupé
    TT RS Coupé

    Provide the Wind forehead: From the grille up to the diffuser radiates the TTS Roadster pure power. A new generation of innovative technologies convinces inside - including the Audi virtual cockpit. The design has been sharpened, the striking side lines represent character and timeless aesthetics. Experience the pure power of the TTS Roadster.

  • TT RS Roadster
    TT RS Roadster

    Provide the Wind forehead: From the grille up to the diffuser radiates the TTS Roadster pure power. A new generation of innovative technologies convinces inside - including the Audi virtual cockpit. The design has been sharpened, the striking side lines represent character and timeless aesthetics. Experience the pure power of the TTS Roadster.

  • R8 Spyder
    R8 Spyder

    Limitless intensity: the new R8 Spyder V10 combines impressive performance, sporty elegance and the fascination of open-top driving.

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Recuperation

Saving while you brake.

Recuperation comes from the Latin word for recovery or reclamation. The principle can be explained as follows: when a conventional vehicle is braked, the brake converts the kinetic energy into thermal energy, which cannot be used for any other purpose. With a recuperation system, the kinetic energy is converted into useful electrical energy. While the vehicle is coasting or braking, the alternator voltage is raised above the level of the basic electrical system. During these phases the alternator can convert the vehicle’s kinetic energy into electrical energy, which is stored temporarily in the vehicle battery. When the vehicle subsequently accelerates or is driven at constant speeds, this energy is used to relieve the load on the alternator, allowing a fuel saving of up to 3%, depending on the driving cycle.