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Hello all,

First post of a few I reckon, considering my car is in build/shipment due on the 1st March I am sure more questions will come when its physical.

I stumbled across a video on youtube, demonstrating the e-tron making a spaceship noise at low speeds. Is this real or fake. (I cannot find anymore articles on this subject)

I want to say the answer is for my 15 year old son, but I would be lying...
 

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Hi Oilburner, welcome to the forum. The UK version of the E-tron doesn't have the spaceship noise. I think this may be a legal requirement in the States for warning pedestrians.
 

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My e-tron is a U.K. spec launch edition SB and does make the spaceship noise the reverse is different to the drive noise and stops when above a certain speed think it’s 30mph.
 

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Hello all,

First post of a few I reckon, considering my car is in build/shipment due on the 1st March I am sure more questions will come when its physical.

I stumbled across a video on youtube, demonstrating the e-tron making a spaceship noise at low speeds. Is this real or fake. (I cannot find anymore articles on this subject)

I want to say the answer is for my 15 year old son, but I would be lying...
The noise you referred comes as standard on the UK e-tron to keep people safe from being run over by a dead silent car. My e-tron arrived early Jan and it sends out the sound at low speeds.

Your son will love it and it turns more heads than a grumbling exhaust on an ICE car 👍
 

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What trim did you go for? any extras?

When did you place your order?
 

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My 2020 etron doesn't have the noise, which surprised me as my 2015 Outlander PHEV did have the spaceship noise (with a handy button on the dash to turn it off).

I had assumed it was an EU requirement from 2015 or earlier but from other posts on here the UK etrons haven't come equipped with the external speakers until recently.
 

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demonstrating the e-tron making a spaceship noise at low speeds.
Cant wait although I think the wife will start getting annoyed the 100th time I sit in the car and before pressing the start button shout out the window "FIVE, FOUR, THREE,......"
 

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More like the 2nd time.
 

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Sounds like K.I.T.T.
 
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What trim did you go for? any extras?

When did you place your order?
Its going to be my company car - to keep in the price bracket I opted for the 50 Technik with C & S pack. I also added a few little extras like the pre conditioning and the welly boot storage - my wife is vile in cars and mud gets everywhere.

Colour is STD black with the cream interior.

Final mod will be to have the wheels painted black, not 100% on this but its a maybe, I need to see the car physically.

Just had a note shipping is delayed by a week...
 

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Its going to be my company car - to keep in the price bracket I opted for the 50 Technik with C & S pack. I also added a few little extras like the pre conditioning and the welly boot storage - my wife is vile in cars and mud gets everywhere.

Colour is STD black with the cream interior.

Final mod will be to have the wheels painted black, not 100% on this but its a maybe, I need to see the car physically.

Just had a note shipping is delayed by a week...
Sounds close to what I have ordered, when did you place your order?
 

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Just before Christmas, lead-time was important due to the BIK legislation change April 6th
WOW that was quick - I ordered 1 October and still have not got a confirmed build date week. LOL
 

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WOW that was quick - I ordered 1 October and still have not got a confirmed build date week. LOL
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A Straight factory order is up to 4 months lead-time. The dealer I used had a spec amendable pipeline vehicle which I took advantage of. :)
 

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ah ok - so it was already in the order process :D

Sounds like how I got the Volvo I have now :D
 

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lead times for factory orders have been extended due to chipset and battery lead times being pushed back ... no wonder it takes longer than expected.
 

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lead times for factory orders have been extended due to chipset and battery lead times being pushed back ... no wonder it takes longer than expected.
I know - complete shortage of chips everywhere - sadly though its got to the stage now that if I dont get a confirmed build week very soon I will be cancelling as need to order something in stock as need car by end of April at absolute latest.
 
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