New Audi Air Filter System Kicks Allergens to the Curb


If you suffer from allergies, this may just seal the deal when it comes to your next car. 

Starting in June, compact Audis will get a new air filter designed to kick allergens to the curb, or as Audi puts it, “neutralize” them.

The filters will be available in two types. Each has three layers, two of them filter particles and gases. The outermost one features the “anti-allergen” effect. In one version, allergens are reduced by using plant-derived, bioactive substances called polyphenols. They attach to the receptors of the allergens. The second version uses a modification of the protein structure in order to achieve the same effect.

The filter will roll out on the Audi A3, Q3 and TT starting this June. Current owners of those vehicles can also have the filter retrofitted during their next car service. The Q2, which will be the smallest crossover in Audi’s lineup, will also get one of them when it launches later in the year.

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