One of the reasons why the new Audi TT’s interior is so clean, neat and uncluttered is the fact that it no longer has a screen mounted atop the center stack; it is the first to feature this new design digital gauge cluster, which according to reports, will be carried over to four additional models by the year 2015.
The 12.3-inch screen is fully customizable and it will be adapted to be used in the next R8 supercar, which according to Car&Driver will also feature a special performance display unique to it. Less sporty cars will get it too: the new Q7, for instance, is one of them, as is the ageing A4 sedan (both cars are reportedly delayed).
Don’t expect to see the display in the updated A6 or A8, though, as these models will stick to conventional needles in the near future.
However, while the screen will come as standard on the expensive R8, it may be relegated to the options list in the case of the A4 and Q7; those models will retain the center dash mounted screen in base trim.
By Andrei Nedelea