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    Hopefully a thread appliable to both A3s and S3s....

    Looking on the Audi Configurator there are the following statements about the DIS on the A3

    For monochrome version:
    Driver’s Information System (DIS) – 3.5” monochrome display in the dashboard binnacle. The DIS shows the radio frequency/station or track title, telephone control menu and other display information from the infotainment system.

    For the colour screen version:

    • The driver information system provides the driver with a lot of useful information on a large display in the instrument cluster
    • The integrated on-board computer with efficiency programme supports the driver with overviews of consumption data, a larger gearshift indicator and fuel-saving tips for particularly economical driving.

    Does this mean that you only get the integrated on-board computer with the Colour Screen option or do you get the same with both the Mono and Colour versions.
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    I don't know, but why would anyone go for a monochrome screen on a Audi?
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    I have just had another look at the Pricing and Specification Guide and it seems to answer my question. It says:

    Driver’s Information System (DIS) –3.5” monochrome display in the dashboard binnacle.
    The DIS shows the radio frequency/station or track title, telephone control menu and other
    display information from the infotainment system such as navigation (if fitted). Includes an
    on-board trip computer with short and long-term trip memory, outside temperature display, digital
    speedometer and door or boot-open warning. Also includes a rest recommendation system
    which monitors steering movements and pedal usage and warns the driver when a rest might
    be required.


    If the Mono and Colour screen offer the same facilities what are the advantages of the Colour screen.
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    Just curious really! Why do they offer the colour as an option apart from to make an extra few pounds
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    Because it looks a lot better, and is easier to read
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    SE has monochrome DIS, Sport,S Line and S3 have Hi Res Colour DIS. All show same info.

    Audi ought to give colour on all models not just the pricier ones.
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    If I decide to buy an SE like my existing A3 it is something to make sure I add to the options list. Thanks
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    And because certain options, such as ACC, require it. A monochrome ACC status tab would be virtually unreadable.
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    Yeh, I'm sure there are other options which require the colour one as well, but can't remember what they are
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