- Oct 2, 2012
Audi R8 e-tron will have big Model S-like touch screen
Those analog gauges of the all-electric Audi R8 e-tron that we saw earlier this year in a video of a run around Nürburgring's track are being replaced by an all-digital set-up similar to that of the Tesla Model S, Plug In Cars reports.
As can be seen in a two-minute video below, the R8 e-tron, which is being shown off at the Paris Motor Show, will have a digital "powermeter" that takes the place of the tachometer (as there are no engine speed measurements needed here). The car's all-digital center console screen controls things like the radio and climate-control system. There's even a screen where the rear-view mirror usually is.
Audi is planning to start selling the car, which will have a single-charge range of about 135 miles, later this year. In June, the car set a world speed record for a series production car at Nürburgring, completing a lap in eight minutes and 9.099 seconds.