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Old 01-14-2019, 01:45 PM
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Originally Posted by AudiA4B6US View Post
I have 4 dealers in driving distance and they all told me that there is no updates for my MMI that would fix the issues that I am seeing or would be assigned to my VIN. I got 4 MMI updates in my 2012 A6 C7 which was one of the reasons why I got my A4 B9 in March 2016 as one of the first. If I would have known that Audi NA is not providing updates anymore, I would not have bought a first year model.
OK I understand now... They are telling you there is no fixed MMI software yet for the issues you are seeing on your B9 if you are already on the latest version. Got it.
AFAIK an early 2016 would have shipped with P0900 and the latest is P0942...(Roughly 1 update per year) what all was corrected within those versions I do not know.

FWIW Lane Assist only works above 37 MPH to keep you in marked lanes so I am not sure how useful it is in a city environment.

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Old 01-14-2019, 05:34 PM
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So just to make sure I understand - you work in the auto industry, most (if not all) auto manufacturers are running towards OTA as fast as they can, but you don't view it as important?
Sure, of course SOTA is important, but it is not the most important to me. What got me interested in the E-Tron is the looks, the overall size, the features, but the clincher was the charging, and relationship with Electrify America. It may turn out that Tesla Model X is slightly more efficient, but the E-Tron's charging speed will simply crush the Tesla Model X on a road trip, and every model X built and the Tesla supercharger network will become inferior for road tripping in an SUV overnight. SOTA ain't gonna fix either of those items, as the Tesla Model X battery cooling system is maxed out at the current charging rate, hence the reason X cannot charge as fast as a smaller Model 3, even on the same charger and conditions.
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Old 01-24-2019, 07:58 AM
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Saw this in European Automotive news:

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Due to the strong demand for its e-tron SUV, Audi is also planning to increase the capacity of its Brussels, Belgium, plant in 2020, Automobilwoche has learned. The number of vehicles produced per hour is then due to rise to 24 from 20.

“The demand for the e-tron is growing, so we continue to look at our production capacity and adjust it to the market situation where necessary,” Patrick Danau, managing director for Audi Brussels, told Automobilwoche.

When necessary, every available calendar day is used to cover the demand, he said. The production ramp-up phase is now underway. At 20 cars per hour, Audi can build about 70,000 e-trons a year in a two-shift operation, assuming 220 production days.
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Old 02-05-2019, 06:55 PM
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This video shows 1% to 100% in about 50 minutes. Far from an ideal charging situation to take up a battery that low and go all the way to 100%. Impressive especially at -1C.

Charge speed gets as high as 151kW and 650km(404 miles)/hour!

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These charge rate posts really deserve their own thread...

The charge rate is really impressive. We know that it can achieve 150kw at much lower SoC in warmer climates so its interesting to see it ramp up in the (somewhat) cold. Regardless, 68kw starting charge rate is fantastic! I bet you could do the Bjorn Nyland trick of a couple acceleration runs to heat the pack before plugging in to get the best initial charge rate.
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Old 02-10-2019, 09:13 AM
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Originally Posted by GiftCard View Post
Just a quick point that by reserving an etron, there is no commitment to purchase. Your dealer can take delivery and if after sitting it or even taking a test drive, you get your $1,000 deposit back if you change your mind. The dealers won't mind as they will likely easily sell the etron to someone else.
After dithering for a while, I just paid the $1K deposit. Major reason is that news about the battery supply developments leads me to believe that Audi may raise the price and I "hope" that the reservation locks in the current MSRP. Re: not taking the car. When I reserved, the FAQ said that once the car is scheduled for production, the $1K deposit is refunded to the original CC, so that the $ is available for completing the purchase. Makes not taking the car easy.

When I first looked at the reservation process last Nov, I asked my local dealer, Audi Central Houston, how many reservations they had and what they expected their allocations to be. Doing the math, I concluded that their entire 2019 allocation was "reserved". Since I don't want a car until June 2020, I decided to wait a while before reserving--would've waited a little longer except for the possibility of a price increase.

Which raises a question: Will Audi allocate cars according to reservation "number" and disregard allocations for individual dealers? If that's the case, a dealer may really want a reservation holder to decline to take the car, if they are adding "Additional Dealer Profit" for buyers without a reservation.

I'm hoping that by 2020, Audi will be allowing European delivery. Europe, and particularly Germany, is getting a pretty good charging network.
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Originally Posted by alexlear View Post
These charge rate posts really deserve their own thread...

The charge rate is really impressive. We know that it can achieve 150kw at much lower SoC in warmer climates so its interesting to see it ramp up in the (somewhat) cold. Regardless, 68kw starting charge rate is fantastic! I bet you could do the Bjorn Nyland trick of a couple acceleration runs to heat the pack before plugging in to get the best initial charge rate.
I don't think people realize how hugely important sustained charge rate is. I didn't until recently. The e-tron is a definite standout.

Have to give Bjorn credit, his videos have changed the way I look at range and charging figures. If Electrify America ramps up as they plan, I'll be "hammering it" between :30 stops. My wife will be even happier than she is in my "fossil" car.
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