The fully digital MMI touch response control system can be operated as intuitively as a smartphone with touch and swipe gestures. Two touch displays with haptic and acoustic feedback replace the rotary pushbutton and many 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 his or her wrist on the wide RS-specific selection lever when using the controls. Both displays present the images and graphics on a black background. The graphical user interface has been deliberately reduced so that information can be understood particularly quickly. A few pictographs are 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 look of the Audi virtual cockpit has RS-specific displays to ensure that its appearance fits right in. The digital instrument cluster measures 12.3 inches in the diagonal and offers full HD resolution of 1920 x 720 pixels. The driver can choose between two interfaces—the classic view and infotainment mode. In addition, special RS displays provide information on tire pressure, torque, power output, engine oil temperature, boost pressure, lap timings, acceleration measurements and g-forces. The shift light display in contrasting colors prompts the driver to upshift when the rev limit is reached. The optional head-up display also shows some RS-specific information. 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 RS specific 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 described above in the Audi virtual cockpit.
The voice control system is based on natural-language voice control. This makes the new RS 7 Sportback a smart conversationalist and travel companion. The user can speak 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.