2015 Audi A3: No Need for Drive Select
June 11, 2015
The "Drive Select" feature in our 2015 Audi A3 is a nice piece of technology. It allows you to adjust the throttle sensitivity, transmission program, steering weight and, if equipped, the suspension settings.
Our car doesn't have the optional adjustable suspension, so our options are limited to adjusting the steering and transmission/throttle settings. I tried the various configurations as I drove around town this weekend. From the "auto" mode that changes them for you to the "individual" mode which allows you to tailor each setting on your own, there are plenty of choices.
After trying most of the variations, I didn't find a very big spread between them. In other words, I hardly noticed a difference at all. Putting the transmission lever into "sport" mode seems to make more of a difference in the way the car feels. It's also easier to do which makes the whole "drive select" feature feel like an unnecessary piece of tech.
Ed Hellwig, Executive Editor