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Audi A4 B9 virtual cockpit showcased in fresh promo clip

The all-new A4 is back as Audi has released a video showing off the optional virtual cockpit. This latest clip comes after two promotional videos about the matrix LED headlights and smartphone interface which are all meant to highlight the technological advancements of Ingolstadt’s brand new compact premium model.

The fully digital instrument cluster is an extra €500 in Germany and consists of a 12.3-inch LCD screen featuring a 1,440 x 540-pixel resolution. It operates at a silky smooth 60 FPS and according to Audi those virtual needles are extremely accurate. This piece of kit is already available in the TT, R8 and Q7, so by now most Audi fans know that it offers an infotainment mode and a classic view.

The user can switch between the two by using a button mounted on the steering wheel and when the first one is activated, the display will show a big central window with the navigation map or lists containing data sourced from the telephone, radio and audio. In classic model, the speedometer and tachometer have a bigger size that simulates the look of the analog dials while the central screen between the two is smaller, just like on the standard car.

Adrian Padeanu

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