Instruction book AUDI A1
 Audi A1   Controls   Driving  Start/stop system
Applies to Audi A1s: with start/stop system
Audi A1s with manual gearbox
When the Audi A1 stops, put the gear lever in neutral and take your foot off the clutch pedal. The engine will switch off. The indicator lamp will light up in the instrument cluster display, and will appear in the driver information system*.
The engine will start again automatically when you press the clutch pedal. The indicator lamp will go out.
Audi A1s with automatic gearbox
Stop the Audi A1 and keep your foot on the brake. The engine will switch off. The indicator lamp will light up in the instrument cluster display, and will appear in the driver information system*.
The engine will start again automatically when you take your foot off the brake. The indicator lamp will go out.
Further information for automatic gearboxes
The engine will stop if the selector lever is in position P, D, N or S or in the tiptronic gate. If the selector lever is in position P, the engine will remain off even if you take your foot off the brake. The engine will not start again until you select another gear and take your foot off the brake.
The engine will start again if you move the selector lever to R during a stop phase.
If you do not want the engine to start, move the selector lever quickly from D through R to P.
You can control whether or not the engine is switched off by varying the amount of pressure on the brake pedal. For instance, if you brake gently in stop-and-go traffic or before turning off at a junction, the engine will remain on while the Audi A1 is at a standstill. As soon as you press the brake pedal harder, the engine will be switched off.
Note
  • On Audi A1s with manual gearbox, you should keep your foot on the brake during a stop phase to prevent the Audi A1 from moving.
  • If the engine stalls on a Audi A1 with manual gearbox, you can start it again directly by pressing the clutch pedal immediately.

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