Agreed. Different markets and regulatory environments will inevitably create feature and package splintering. But I think Audi could do more to disambiguate the confusion.Right, it is standard on the Prestige trim in the US. I find it REALLY confusing to try to sort out what features you get when looking at US and EU information. Features are packaged MUCH differently in the US, compared to EU and Great Britain. Be sure it is the US version of the car that you are looking over online. Also be sure you understand the naming system used by Audi for all the safety and other features. I was actually surprised here in the US that the "basic Presense" package does not include "Blind Spot Detection", which Audi calls "Side Assist". You have to get the upgraded Presense package.
At least Audi did not name "Blind Spot Detection" "FeatureGivingYouLightAlertOnSideMirrorWhenAVehicleIsInAreaToYourSideThatCannotBeSeenBySideMirror", although that would be a little more descriptive than "Side Assist".Agreed. Different markets and regulatory environments will inevitably create feature and package splintering. But I think Audi could do more to disambiguate the confusion.
Just looked for this to answer another post and it looks like the acoustic glass option has disappeared from the UK optional choices (if it was there beforehand) for the SUV etrons anyway - didnt look at SBHi,
I'm wondering why the dual pane windows option is not on the US website built. It was on the initial order guide.
All other countries do have it.
I think it is a miss, don't you?
Wow, very interesting. Considering I can barely hear heavy trucks passing by now, I can’t imagine how much that could be improved. I’ll just say it’s surely quiet enough for me and actually quieter than my wife’s double paned acoustic glass Lexus.The difference is quite substantial. I drove model with and without one after another precisely to check the difference and it's substantial.
Are you certain of that? I’m asking, because I actually don’t know, but this resource would suggest otherwise:I'm pretty sensitive to low frequency noise so that's perhaps why I did notice substantial difference. That does come thought with extra weight so if you're happy without it, well, enjoy the few extra miles of range
An acoustic windshield reduces the noise in the passenger compartment and makes the ride more enjoyable. It also reduces fuel consumption since it is lighter than standard auto glass. If you have to replace your windshield, do it with acoustic glass.
I’m same with respect to my preferred specs. It’s part of the Prestige package on the GT, and I would have paid extra to get it were it not. But I find it interesting that it is possibly lighter than standard glass, and so shouldn’t assume a range penalty. If so, that would be a win-win.Since I do not have any reference to compare the weight, I assumed it is a double pane glass (thicker) than regular glass, but at the end of the day, I would not want the car without it irrespective of the weight gain, if any
Until one has to pay to have it replaced, I am sure. However, without knowing the actual weight of acoustic and non-acoustic versions used in the given model, it is speculative at best If it was lighter indeed, the reason why not to use it more commonly would be only added price factor I guess.If so, that would be a win-win.
So you too noticed that low frequency drumming that I heard and others complained about with the double glass?I'm pretty sensitive to low frequency noise so that's perhaps why I did notice substantial difference. That does come thought with extra weight so if you're happy without it, well, enjoy the few extra miles of range
OK, I guess ‘much better’ is a subjective thing.yes, but it is still much better than compared with standard glass
Yup. I suspect only someone like Bjorn would ever do this. He routinely does sound level measurements. Unfortunately I don’t think he has enough interest in the e-Tron to bother finding 2 cars with & without the acoustic glass to bother.I looked for data like this, I guess we will have to wait for something done professionally.