Instruction book AUDI A1
 Audi A1   Controls   Instruments and warning/indicator lamps  Instruments
Applies to Audi A1s: without driver information system and with manual gearbox
This additional indicator function can help to save fuel.
To familiarise yourself with the gear-change indicator, we recommend driving in the normal way to start with. A gear change will be recommended if the gear you are in is not the most economical choice. The display will tell you which gear you are in and whether to change up or down.
Meaning of the symbols in the display:
  • Shift up
  • Shift down
If no gear change is recommended, you are already in the most economical gear.
The gear-change indicator is intended to help save fuel. It is not intended to recommend the right gear for all driving situations. In certain situations, only the driver can choose the correct gear (for instance when overtaking, driving up a steep gradient or towing a trailer).
The gear-change indicator in the instrument cluster Fig. 1 goes out when you press the clutch pedal.

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