Thanks to the fundamentally new control and display concept, the driver can control all functions of the new S models* effortlessly and intuitively. The optional Audi virtual cockpit, the fully digital instrument cluster, shows all key information on a 12.3-inch TFT display in brilliant resolution, a high level of details and intricately rendered graphic effects. The “View” button on the sport leather steering wheel with multifunction plus is used to switch between the different user interfaces. Three views are available, including an exclusive sport mode with the tachometer as the dominant element.
The main operating unit is the MMI control panel on the center console, which is also new. When MMI navigation plus with MMI touch is installed, the rotary push-button control has a touchpad for zooming on the map and entering characters. Like with a smartphone, the MMI operating logic is designed for the fewest steps possible, including intelligent free-text search known as MMI search. The new voice control can also process expressions and sentences from everyday speech such as: “Where can I refuel?”
Another high-end option for the new S4* and S4 Avant* models is the head-up display. It projects relevant information onto the windshield as symbols and numbers. They appear to hover around two meters (6.6 ft) in front of the driver within a window area measuring 200 x 80 mm (7.9 x 3.1 in). The human eye, which is accustomed to longer focal distances, acquires this information extremely quickly.
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.