Audi Q3 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi Q3: Setting the distance

Applies to: vehicles with adaptive cruise assist

Driver assistance
Fig. 102 Operating lever: setting the distance

When approaching a vehicle driving ahead, the adaptive cruise assist brakes to the set speed and then maintains the set distance. If the vehicle driving ahead accelerates, then the adaptive cruise assist will also accelerate up to the speed that you have set.

  • Tap the rocker switch to display the distance that is currently set.
  • To increase or decrease the distance in increments, tap the switch again toward + or -.

The newly-set distance will be shown briefly, for example with the indicator light.

If you adjust the speed, you must also change the time gap to the vehicle driving ahead. The higher the speed, the greater the distance that is needed.

The following distances can be set:

Driver assistance


Observe the safety precautions and note the limits of the assist systems, sensors, and cameras.


  • When setting the distance, the driver is responsible for adhering to any applicable legal regulations.
  • In the Driver assistance display, a graphic display is shown instead of the indicator lights 8 fig. 98. The display matches the functions of the indicator lights.
  • Depending on the selected driving program and distance, driving behavior when accelerating may vary from moderate to sporty.
  • The distances provided are specified values.

    Depending on the driving situation and how the vehicle ahead is driving, the actual distance may be more or less than these target distances.


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