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Old 7th March 2019, 10:31 AM
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At least you don't have that problem with BMWs as you know they don't even have indicators fitted, so just assume the worst!
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Old 7th March 2019, 10:43 AM
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It doesn't sound like 70K buys you much in the way of an A8 these days. Not sure I'd enjoy the auto-braking either.

I did have a go in a new V90 and that was overly-safe. If you moved lanes without indicating, it would vibrate the steering wheel when the camera sees the lane lines being crossed.
Don't get me wrong, the car is great and 'driver aids' can be turned off.
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Old 7th March 2019, 11:08 AM
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I was taught to indicate when pulling out to overtake but not when returning to the original lane at the completion of a continuous single manoeuvre.
I was taught to use the indicators during both aspects of the manoeuvre, essentially whenever changing lanes.

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A lot of drivers seem to think it's Signal-Mirror-Manoeuvre not Mirror-Signal-Manoeuvre. It's so bloody annoying when someone indicates just as you're overtaking them, forcing you to brake hard in case they haven't seen you!
Have you never experienced the Manoeuvre-Signal lot, where they indicate after they have started the manoeuvre!
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Old 8th March 2019, 09:02 AM
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OK so i can confirm the car did brake itself to keep within the speed limit, only when adaptive cruise is on. I went down the A45 today and it was set on 60. Just before the 50mph section there was a 50mph sign flashing in the HUD and the car slowly braked until it reduced the speed to 50mph and then carried on as normal.

In D mode, I also noticed a green symbol that looks like a foot pressing the pedal. Without reading the manual, I am assuming this is telling me the optimum time to brake for a junction for best economy. This doesn't show in 'S' mode which is why I haven't noticed it until today!

I remember reading that all D5s were supposed to be Hybrids, so do I have a Hybrid?
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Old 8th March 2019, 10:39 AM
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I remember reading that all D5s were supposed to be Hybrids, so do I have a Hybrid?
The 'Hybrid' is referring to the 48V system that it comes with. Here is a short Audi video of how it works:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MZb6pLoiuo
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The 'Hybrid' is referring to the 48V system that it comes with. Here is a short Audi video of how it works:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MZb6pLoiuo
Thanks. I've definitely felt some of it when off the gas, feels like powerful engine braking
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Old 12th April 2019, 09:33 AM
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I never knew that the A8 D5 (55) badge meant that it was a 3.0 engine! That is a confusing way to badge a car.

In fact all the new badges are not as logical as the old system.
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Old 12th April 2019, 10:32 AM
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I never knew that the A8 D5 (55) badge meant that it was a 3.0 engine! That is a confusing way to badge a car.

In fact all the new badges are not as logical as the old system.
I don't like it at all!


New badge Power range
25 Under 107hp
30 108hp to 127hp
35 145hp to 159hp
40 165hp to 198hp
45 223hp to 244hp
50 278hp to 304hp
55 324hp to 363hp
60 423hp to 449hp
70 Above 529hp
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