This one just elicits a shrug. Menu structures, too, make finding desired functions easier. And because the keys are sensitive not just to being pressed, but also to being merely touched by the user's finger, one can get the stored function shown on the control display by lightly touching the key. As the engine starts, functions that have been previously activated by the driver are then revealed as well. For this extremely sensitive and powerful networking of functions, the new 7-Series employs FlexRay data-transmission technology. I did the paper put a deposit on the car so they can hold it for me, I went back couple days later car was still there and ready to go. An ActiveHybrid 7-series is newly available for 2011.
If it's parallel to the road, the system senses and displays the presence on the iDrive screen or, if present, Head-up Display but doesn't warn the driver; if the person is on a path to cross the road, it does display a warning. The circular instruments' numerals, as well as the integrated displays for current fuel economy and range on remaining fuel, are entirely electronic and not visible until a door is opened. The stored functions can be as specific and detailed as a navigation map in the preferred scale, an audio balance setting or a selected chapter in the Integrated Owner's Manual about which more later. Thus interpreted, rotation of the controller takes the user through menu selections; pressing it makes the choice. Integral Active Steering also includes rear-wheel steering capability. A light fog hangs over the steering, preventing the driver from feeling fully in communication with the road. On smooth roads, the shocks are kept at the softest appropriate setting; in corners, they are instantly adjusted to a firmer, just-right level.
Probably the biggest surprise of the 7 Series is how well it does in some twisties. An also told me well you have people in front of you so your gonna have to come back. Driving Dynamics Control provides the driver choices of settings for shock-absorber firmness, transmission shift characteristics, engine-throttle response and power-steering assist: Comfort, Normal, Sport and Sport Plus. In the upper areas - and thus, at about the driver's eye level - are the primary displays, such as the speedometer and tachometer and, naturally, the available Head-Up Display. And the torque converter's mechanical lockup - an efficiency-improving arrangement - is now engaged more of the time, reducing slippage and improving throttle response, especially in the lower gears.
If it's the right one, the user need only press the key and it's there, ready to use. White-on-black menu lists; effective symbols and icons; contemporary graphics; and clear, consistent color-coding are among the elements that enhance, not only function, but also esthetics. . The result is that each rear passenger has complete control over their respective screens. Studios hire them to deliver celebrities to their appointments with stardom. The 7-Series has an electrohydraulic parking brake rather than the customary mechanical one; the driver sets and releases the brake with a button on the console.
Consequently, these vehicles are well positioned to achieve excellent ratings in all crash-safety tests worldwide. Redesigned in 2010, the all-wheel-drive Audi is the longest car here 207. I was an still am disappointed. An additional new refinement is four direct-select keys placed directly next to the controller, for the most frequently used menus. Functional improvements figure in this concept, too: a powered interior shade replaces the former manual one, obviating the need for a handgrip recess. If the Head-up Display is activated, the relevant directions appear primarily there; otherwise, they appear in the instrument cluster. Driving Dynamics Control integrates Electronic Damping Control which has three-mode shock-absorber control with transmission shift characteristics, engine response to the accelerator pedal, and steering assist and traction control level.
Both are included in the optional Camera Package. The profile's sculptural modeling makes for a graceful transition into the rear deck. Its 60 x 92-cm 23. The 4-zone system adds a rear control panel, plus an electric heater in the rear footwells; the front center-of-dash air outlets are volume-adjustable from a gentle breeze up to vigorous air delivery. A complex multi-link system like this controls rear-wheel angles very precisely, minimizing unwanted effects under load changes such as lifting off the accelerator while cornering, or hard acceleration and braking and achieving a comfortable, supple ride. Multiple internal bladders create a gentle, virtually imperceptible motion in the seating surfaces to help relax thorax, shoulder and lumbar regions promoting comfort and helping prevent cramps on longer journeys. In addition, via iDrive, the driver can program his or her preferences for all five parameters into the Sport setting for a personal, instantly-recallable mode.
High Beam Assist is the Package's third feature. World's first Integrated Owner's Manual The amazing spectrum of new features, technologies and capabilities offered by the 7-Series is rounded out by yet another first: the Integrated Owner's Manual. The ActiveHybrid 750 models have lithium-ion batteries, which power an electric motor that assists the V-8 during acceleration. Also, an act of Federal law sometimes provides protection for certain components, like emissions equipment. Luxury and dynamics harmonize as never before The 7-Series embodies luxury that inspires, driving dynamics that enthuse, and a visual presence that earns universal admiration. The point inspection list is simply a numbered list of exactly what parts of the car are examined. The B7 will again set the benchmark in terms of performance, refinement, technology, luxury and exclusivity.
Mere input of destinations reveals the new system's impressive capabilities. A further, and perhaps less expected, benefit is that the rear-wheel steering reduces the yaw rate in a given road-speed maneuver, which will be perceived by rear-seat passengers as an improvement in riding comfort. Mit anderen Worten, das Auto ist reif für den Schrottplatz. Until the cops found us. At low speeds, they are steered oppositely to the front wheels; depending on vehicle speed, the turning circle can be reduced by up to 27. For whiplash protection, Active head restraints are standard on both front seats.