As in every Audi, operation is intuitive and ergonomic. The wide center console is inclined slightly toward the driver. It integrates the standard air conditioning or the optional two-zone deluxe automatic air conditioning. The standard MMI monitor is positioned far at the top of the instrument panel, enclosed in a high-gloss black frame. The size of the slim screen varies according to the infotainment system, as does the version of the MMI control unit on the center tunnel console. The standard analog instruments are extremely easy to read. Between them is the optional display of the driver information system, which is either monochrome or color.
At your fingertips: the multifunction steering wheel
The steering wheel has three spokes. Typical for a Q model, the lower spoke is open. Various versions of the steering wheel are available: standard or sport design, with or without multifunction, round or flattened at the bottom. Customers choosing the optional multifunction steering wheel can use it to perform the same steps as with the MMI controller while keeping their eyes on the road. The switches on the left spoke are used to click through the menus of the onboard computer, audio system, telephone and navigation system. Located on the right side of the steering wheel are the volume roller, the voice control button, telephone express controls and the skip function for quickly changing the radio station or the song.
Highlight: MMI touch
The top infotainment system, MMI touch, impresses with a state-of-the-art menu structure. As in a current smartphone, intelligent logic replaces branched menu trees, and frequently used functions can be accessed in just a few steps. The system is operated via a round rotary push-button on the center tunnel console that includes a touchpad on its surface. This is used to input characters and also for multifinger gestures, enabling the driver to scroll and zoom in on the navigation map, for example.
In front of and behind the controller are the toggle switches for the most important basic menus, the menu button and the back function. The buttons to the left and right open contextual function and setting menus.
Free text input: MMI search
Particularly practical for the driver is MMI search, which is available for all basic menus. Like a search engine, it generally answers queries after entering just a few letters, taking into consideration the car’s current location.
“Where can I get gas?”: natural language control
The voice control system that MMI navigation brings on board understands many formulations from everyday language. Commands like “I want to talk to Peter” or “Connect me with Peter” are now sufficient to call a contact. The navigation system also reacts to simple questions such as “Where can I get gas?” The same applies for the radio and media.
The equipment and data specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.