The driver’s area has a strong driver bias, and the two MMI touch response displays are angled in the driver’s direction. When off, the upper one of these blends almost invisibly into the large black-panel surface. In clear contrast, the lower display is incorporated into the broad center console. Options include the multifunction buttons on its edge and the control element for the lighting functions in black-panel design with touch response technology. Both touch displays present all images and information on a black background. Generally the graphical user interfaces have been deliberately reduced and clearly structured so that the information can be assimilated quickly. All pictograms are precisely dimensioned, a few subtly animated.
Open sidewalls imbue the center tunnel console with the character of a slender, lightweight sculpture. In addition to a stowage compartment, it also incorporates cup holders as well as the optional Audi phone box. This layout combines lightness with functionality. The leather-covered hand rest appears to float above the console. It incorporates the shifter and the function for the electronic parking brake. The driver shifts by tapping with his or her thumb and forefinger. The mode selected – R, N, P, D or S – is displayed visually. Shifting gears becomes a brand-new experience.
From sporty to elegant: the interiors
In every interior line, the Audi e-tron features carefully coordinated upholstery materials, colors and inlays. The electric SUV satisfies the highest quality standards with respect to workmanship and the choice of materials. The choice of seat upholstery begins with cloth and extends from there to Milano leather tanned without the use of chromium and elegant Valcona leather with a very fine and pleasantly warm surface. Even the base model is available with optional sport seats and the customized contour seats, which offer power and pneumatic adjustments. Their stitching pattern is reminiscent of electric circuits; contrasting stitching provides accents. The instrument panel is covered in leather as standard and has gray polymer inlays. Three open-pored wood veneers are available as options, including grained ash that is exclusive to the Audi e-tron.
The S line interior comes standard with more strongly contoured sport seats in a leather/Alcantara combination, with S sport seats available as an option. Both have an extendible thigh support and power lumbar support. The S sport seats add integrated head restraints plus a rhombus pattern and embossing in the backrests. Inlays in dark, matt brushed aluminum, a sport leather steering wheel and illuminated door sill trims with S logos emphasize the sporty styling.
The elegant interior design selection is available in different color combinations. The standard seats are covered in leather/artificial leather. Perforated Valcona leather in flint gray covers the optional customized contour seats. Contrasting stitching and piping in orange stand out brightly here – taking their cue from the high-voltage electrical system. The inlays are made of open-pored sycamore. The Audi design selection also includes a twin-spoke leather steering wheel, control buttons in black panel design, illuminated door sill trims and the contour/ambient lighting package.
The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.