Driving away from a standstillDriving away from a standstill  - Electro-mechanical parking brake - Driving - Controls - Audi S5 Owner's Manual - Audi S5

The parking brake auto release function releases the parking brake automatically when you wish to start moving.

Applying the parking brake when stopping

Ц Pull the switch to apply the parking brake.

Releasing the parking brake when driving away

Ц Drive off in the normal way: the parking brake will be released automatically and the vehicle will start moving.

On vehicles with automatic gearbox, you can apply the parking brake when stopping at traffic lights, etc. Then you do not have to hold the car with the footbrake, as the parking brake will stop it creeping forward while a gear is engaged in the automatic transmission.

When you drive off in the normal way, the parking brake will be released automatically and the vehicle will start moving.

Driving away on a slope

When driving away on a gradient, the parking brake auto release function prevents the vehicle from rolling back unintentionally. The braking force of the parking brake is only released when there is enough power at the wheels to make the vehicle move in the desired direction.

Note
For safety reasons the parking brake will only release automatically if the driver's seat belt is engaged in its buckle.