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Old 03-03-2019, 07:19 AM
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So I think I discovered a feature that I am not supposed to have; that or I didn't understand it in the first place.

Yesterday I washed my 2019 A6 Premium Plus w/ Driver Assistance and Warm Weather packages added. While drying the rear bumper I crouched down behind it and moved a fluffy microfiber towel across that patterned center section. The trunk popped open. I continued doing it and heard the trunk unlatch motor again (it was still open); key was in my pocket but not being pressed.

So I stood up, closed the trunk and tried the kicking motion, the trunk opened again. I tried it multiple times and it worked to my amazement.

I don't think that I'm supposed to have this feature on a Premium Plus, I thought it was only available on a Prestige. I know the Audi advanced key is described as "keyless start, stop and entry with hands-free trunk release", which I took to mean you don't have to take your key remote out of your pocket or press the button on the remote, you just press the rubber area on the trunk and it opens. Prestige lists "Power trunk, open/close". Why would it it listed like this is Premium Plus already has power open? I can't imagine the power open means anything else since you unlatch it and it opens all the way. Power close of course I don't have.
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Anyone else seeing that they have this and didn't think they should?
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I thought it had been a standard future for the last 5 years
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You do not have a power trunk, the hinges are just strong enough to open it when the latch is unlatched. The power trunk on the Prestige is power open and close like you would see on an SUV.

The kick to open feature is standard on premium plus.
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Originally Posted by AdamNJ View Post
So I think I discovered a feature that I am not supposed to have; that or I didn't understand it in the first place.

Yesterday I washed my 2019 A6 Premium Plus w/ Driver Assistance and Warm Weather packages added. While drying the rear bumper I crouched down behind it and moved a fluffy microfiber towel across that patterned center section. The trunk popped open. I continued doing it and heard the trunk unlatch motor again (it was still open); key was in my pocket but not being pressed.

So I stood up, closed the trunk and tried the kicking motion, the trunk opened again. I tried it multiple times and it worked to my amazement.

I don't think that I'm supposed to have this feature on a Premium Plus, I thought it was only available on a Prestige. I know the Audi advanced key is described as "keyless start, stop and entry with hands-free trunk release", which I took to mean you don't have to take your key remote out of your pocket or press the button on the remote, you just press the rubber area on the trunk and it opens. Prestige lists "Power trunk, open/close". Why would it it listed like this is Premium Plus already has power open? I can't imagine the power open means anything else since you unlatch it and it opens all the way. Power close of course I don't have.
https://www.audiusa.com/models/audi-...ures-and-specs

Anyone else seeing that they have this and didn't think they should?
The “Hands-free trunk release” you referred to is the kick motion sensor under the trunk. It’s part of the Premium Plus trim. And the trunk is NOT powered to open — the hinge is just counter-balanced on springs to open, but hinge is not connected to a motor like the Prestige trims where it provide power to open/close trunk.
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The kick to open feature is well documented on the A6 forums and it is designed to only open when you don’t need it to.
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yep, the power trunk opening is on the Prestige... Does work well but don't like the idea of it popping open while in my pocket. Only did that once but I was surprised when it happened. I just happen to be walking near the car... Probably a coin or something in my pocket hit the trunk button...
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I have it , but I knew I did 😂
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