The interior: a new and welcoming ambience
The harmony of the overall concept adopted for the interior creates strong links with the sporty, emotive exterior styling. With fine materials and flawless workmanship, the interior provides a new and most agreeable travel experience. Matt-brushed aluminum and Japanese "Tamo" ashwood trim elements give it sporty and technical, but also natural, welcoming accents. A glass roof offers the occupants a panoramic view and a sense of space and light.
Dynamic but visually restrained, the fascia is framed and supported visually by the doors.
The clear outlines featured in the driver's area are emphasized by a raised center console that adds to the dignified, sporty impression created by the entire interior. A novel type of display using 3D laser optics makes the instruments brilliantly legible even when vision is otherwise poor.
The multifunctional leather-covered sport steering wheel is of three-spoke design, with tiptronic transmission shift paddles behind it. The driver can select the chosen gear without having to take a hand off the steering wheel.
For optimized occupant protection, two neatly housed additional "out of position" cameras identify the front passenger's seated position and modify triggering of the airbag appropriately.
The gear shift gate and the Audi-MMI unit (Multi Media Interface) are located conveniently and ergonomically for the driver. By dividing up the center console asymmetrically in this way, space is created on the front passenger's side for a convenience package comprising two cup holders and a shelf for small items. There is a cold-store compartment under the split armrest.
All the centrally located controls have polished aluminum surrounds and clear-glass covers to add visual impact to the interior.
The front center console is arranged like a bridge from the fascia to the rear end of the front seats. Between the individual second-row seats there is a second, retractable center console that emphasizes the functional character of the Audi Pikes Peak quattro. It contains controls for the infotainment electronics and another cold-store compartment, shelf space and cup holders.
The caribou beige decor chosen for the interior harmonizes well with the green color of various elements. The boldly contoured seats, for example, are upholstered in high-quality caribou-color nappa leather, the backs of the seat shells with Yukon green leather.
No compromises for the seats either
Six people can travel in the Audi Pikes Peak quattro on three pairs of leather-upholstered seats. The decision to adopt a 4 + 2 seating layout emphasizes the concept study's premium character, with no cramped center seat accommodation above the prop shaft tunnel, but instead a well-balanced blend of luxury and functional efficiency.
All seats in the Audi Pikes Peak quattro have a wide range of electrical adjustment. To simplify access to the rear seats, those in the second row have an easy-entry function. If bulky loads have to be carried, the two rear pairs of seats can be folded down so that their backs extend the load area up to a capacity of 68 cu. ft (1,950 liters) when needed. The rear seat is also folded electrically.
In the Audi Pikes Peak quattro the MMI display is not available only to the front seat occupants. Two 6.8 x 5.1 inch (173 x 130 mm) screens fold down from a console in the roof lining to provide both information and entertainment for those sitting in the second and third rows. DVD and MD drivers in the retractable center console, a separate MMI with Internet access and USB and headphone plug connections are provided so that the passengers have access to a varied selection of entertainment facilities.