An Edition 1 version of the S-Line, finished only in Plasma Blue, will be the first to go on sale as a limited-edition model. It gets lots of goodies – the virtual exterior mirrors, aluminium-look body detailing, orange brake callipers, panoramic glass sunroof, Bang & Olufsen Premium 3D sound system and Valcona leather – but promises to come at quite a price; the Edition 1 of the first e-tron costs almost £90,000.
One option not even the Edition 1 will have as standard is Audi’s latest headlight technology: digital matrix LED, which Audi says is a world first for a production car. Surely there can be no cleverer lights than these: using digital micromirror device (DMD) technology, the lights provide carpets of light so precise they can look round corners, pick out pedestrians and illuminate only the lane you are driving in – all without blinding other drivers.
And if you get bored with all that you can use the headlights for private light shows. They can project dynamic animations on to a wall in a way that Audi says “transforms the area in front of the car into a carefully illuminated stage”.
Sounds just the job for those New Year’s eve parties…