Audi shows off the upcoming E-Tron’s high-tech interior that includes virtual door mirrors


Audi has been teasing their upcoming E-Tron luxury electric SUV ever since it made its debut in the concept form at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show. The German automobile brand until now has given us a good look of the exterior of the pure electric car; the pre-production test mules covered in pixelated camouflage wrap have been photographed multiple times. But Audi has finally released the first set of pictures of the interior of the E-Tron prototype, which in all probability will look exactly the same as the final production version. The cockpit is dominated with digital displays giving the interior a very high-tech appeal. The highlight of the cabin is the introduction of virtual side mirrors that will be available as an option. It replaces the standard bulky wing mirrors for aerodynamic camera modules that are coupled to 7-inch OLED displays on inside of the doors. Audi claims that it will cut drag by 2 to 7 percent making the car much more efficient, and effectively giving it additional range. the virtual door mirrors will have several viewing modes: Highway driving, urban turning and parking.

In addition to the familiar digital instrument column and the OLED displays, the infotainment system and the touchscreen mounted lower on the center console for the climate control settings take the total number of screens to five inside the cabin. For top-notch audio, the E-Tron will feature a Bang & Olufsen sound system with 16 loudspeakers and an amplifier pumping out 705 watts of power. Audi promises the system can offer 3D sound with a high degree of realism. The E-Tron will only have two rows of seats; thus the cabin will provide a generous amount of space for five occupants thanks to a long wheelbase measuring 117.9 inches. Audi was scheduled to publicly reveal the E-Tron in Europe on August 30, but the launch has been delayed to yet-to-be-determined date. The 2020 Audi E-Tron is expected to go on sale in the US early next year with a price tag that will be disclosed during the official reveal.

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