Audi A4 Owners Manual

Environmental compatibility
Driving tips / Your vehicle and the environment / Environmental compatibility

Environmental protection is a top priority in the design, choice of materials and production of your new Audi.

Design measures for economical recycling

  • • Joints and connections designed for ease of dismantling
  • • Modular construction to facilitate dismantling
  • • Increased use of single-grade materials
  • • Plastic parts and elastomers are labelled in accordance with ISO 1043, ISO 11469 and ISO 1629

Choice of materials

  • • Nearly all materials used can be recycled
  • • Similar types of plastics grouped together for easy recycling
  • • Recycled materials used in manufacture
  • • Reduced vapour emissions from plastics
  • • CFC-free refrigerant in air conditioner

Compliance with the laws prohibiting the use of: Cadmium, asbestos, lead, mercury and chrome VI.

Manufacturing methods

  • • Using recycling material for manufacturing plastic parts
  • • Solvent-free cavity sealing
  • • Solvent-free wax for protecting the vehicles in transit
  • • Solvent-free adhesives
  • • No CFCs used in production
  • • Surplus materials used extensively for energy conversion and building materials
  • • Overall water consumption reduced
  • • Heat recovery systems
  • • Water-soluble paint


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