Instruction book AUDI A6 Versión year 2014
Audi A6  Driver assistance  Intelligent technology  Electronic stabilisation control (ESC)
Centre console  OFF button
Fig. 1 Centre console OFF button
The ESC is switched on automatically when the engine is started.
In the following special situations, it may be advisable to switch on the sport mode (Saloon/Avant) or off-road mode (allroad) to allow a certain amount of wheelspin:
  • Rocking the car backwards and forwards to free it
  • Driving in deep snow or on loose surfaces
  • Driving with snow chains
  • allroad: Driving on rough terrain when much of the car's weight is lifted off the wheels (axle articulation)
  • allroad: Braking on unsurfaced tracks when driving downhill
ESC levels (Saloon/Avant)
(A) 
(B) Sport mode on
(C) Sport mode off
(A)
(B)
(C)
Characteristics
The stabilising function of the ESC and traction control system (ASR) is restricted WARNING!.
The stabilising function of the ESC and traction control system (ASR) is fully available again.
Controls
Press the OFF button.
Press the  OFF button again.
Indicator lamps
lights up.
goes out.
Driver messages
Stabilisation control (ESC): sport. Warning! Restricted stability
Stabilisation control (ESC): on
ESC levels (allroad)
(A) 
(B) Off-road mode on
(C) Off-road mode off
(A)
(B)
(C)
Characteristics
The stabilising function of the ESC and traction control system (ASR) is restricted WARNING!.
The stabilising function of the ESC and traction control system (ASR) is fully available again.
Controls
Press the OFF button.
Press the  OFF button again.
Indicator lamps
lights up.
goes out.
Driver messages
Stabilisation control (ESC): off-road. Warning! Restricted stability
Stabilisation control (ESC): on
WARNING!
You should switch on the sport mode/off-road mode only if your driving ability and the traffic conditions allow you to do so safely – danger of skidding!
  • The stabilising function is restricted when sport mode/off-road mode is switched on. The driven wheels may start to spin, causing the Audi A6 to lose grip, in particular on slippery or wet roads.
Note
  • The sport/off-road mode cannot be switched on when the cruise control* or the adaptive cruise control* is on.

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