The fully digital operating concept, called MMI touch response, is intuitive like a smartphone and is operated via touch and swiping movements: Two touch displays with haptic and acoustic feedback replace the rotary pushbutton and further control buttons from the previous model. They offer a high degree of operating safety and transport Audi’s quality standards into the digital age.
The 10.1-inch top display is used to control the infotainment. The driver can use the
RS monitor to call up an overview of drive system component temperatures, maximum
g-forces and information regarding tire pressures and temperatures. The lower, 8.6-inch display is on the center console and is used for the climate control, comfort and convenience functions and text input by handwriting or virtual keyboard. The driver can rest their wrist on the wide selection lever when using the controls.
Images and displays are shown on a black background on both displays. The graphical user interface has been deliberately reduced so that information can be understood particularly quickly. A few pictographs are even subtly animated. The menu structure is lean and intuitively understandable. On the lower display, the start screen can be configured according to your personal preferences.
The Audi virtual cockpit is presented in a new look that suits the new high-performance Avant. The digital instrument cluster measures 12.3 inches in the diagonal and offers full HD resolution of 1,920 x 720 pixels. The driver can select between the traditional display and the infotainment mode. Special RS displays provide information on tire pressure, torque, power output, engine oil temperature, boost pressure, lap timings, acceleration measurements and g-forces here, too. The shift light display prompts the driver to upshift when the rev limit is reached. The optional head-up display also shows several RS-specific graphic displays. The image window for this – 22 x 8 centimeters (8.7 x 3.1 in) – is in the driver’s direct field of view.
The flat-bottomed, fully perforated RS sport leather steering wheel with new large
RS aluminum shift paddles features multifunction buttons, including the RS MODE button, which the driver can use to enable the new Audi drive select “RS1” and “RS2” modes. This automatically opens the RS-specific displays in the Audi virtual cockpit.
The voice control system is based on natural-language voice control. This makes the new RS 6 Avant a smart conversationalist and travel companion. The user can speak completely freely for the most part.
All terms marked in the text are explained in detail in the technology lexicon at www.audi-mediacenter.com/en/technology-lexicon.
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.