Audi Q3 Owners & Service Manuals

Audi Q3: Instrument cluster overview

Instrument cluster overview
Fig. 2 Audi virtual cockpit plus overview

Instrument cluster overview
Fig. 3 Digital instrument cluster or Audi virtual cockpit overview

Depending on the vehicle equipment, the following items may appear in the instrument cluster:

  1. Display
    • Engine coolant temperature
  2. Left dial
    • Tachometer
  3. Tab area
  4. Central area
  5. Status line (one or two lines)
  6. Right dial
    • Convenience display
  7. Fuel level
  8. Right additional display with speedometer
  9. Left additional display with:
    • Selector lever position
    • Audi drive select mode


If there is a serious system malfunction, the display may turn off. The indicator light may also turn on. Stop the vehicle safely. See an authorized Audi dealer or authorized Audi Service Facility for assistance.


  • The following pages primarily show illustrations of the Audi virtual cockpit plus. The display or location of the items that are shown may vary on the different versions of the instrument cluster.
  • You can select the units used for temperature, speed, and other measurements.
  • Speeds are displayed in mph (miles per hour) or km/h (kilometers per hour).


Fig. 4 Driver information system display

Fig. 5 Left side of multifunction steering wheel

Information is organized within various tabs 1 in the instrument cluster. The tab contents are displayed in the central area 2.

Requirement: the ignition must be switched on.

Selecting a tab

  • Press the button 3 repeatedly until the desired tab is selected.

Returning to functions at higher levels

  • Press the button 5.

Opening and closing the menu

  • Press the button 6.

Selecting and confirming a function

Requirement: a menu or list must be displayed.

  • To select a function, turn the left thumbwheel 7 to the desired function:
  • To confirm a selection, press the left thumbwheel 7.

Switching the view

  • Press the VIEW butt 4.

The following tabs may be available, depending on vehicle equipment:



     Adjusting the display

    Fig. 6 Center display: adjusting the display Switching the view Applies to: Audi virtual cockpit Press the VIEW button to switch between the default view 1 and the enhanced view 2. Adjusting the


    The tachometer 2 displays the engine speed in revolutions per minute (RPM). The beginning of the red zone in the tachometer indicates the maximum permissible engine speed for all gears once the engine

     Engine oil temperature indicator

    Applies to: vehicles with engine oil temperature indicator Depending on the vehicle equipment, the engine oil temperature may be indicated by a bar in the instrument cluster. Open the vehicle func


     Additional safety belt functions

    Belt retractor lock The safety belts on the rear seats and on the front passenger seat are equipped with a belt retractor lock. If you secure a child safety seat with a safety belt, the belt retractor lock on the safety belt may need to be activated. Follow the instructions from the child safet

     Transmitted information

    Data collection Applies to: vehicles with data collection Depending on the country, Audi may collect data for the following purposes, for example: offer and product optimization, public safety, provision of Audi connect remote vehicle services, and adaptation to customer expectations. For example, v

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