Combined instrument panel

Digital combined instrument panel - overview

Updated 7/23/2018

The combined instrument panel's information display shows information on some of the car's functions, e.g. cruise control and trip computer, as well as messages. The information is shown with symbols and text.

Information display

Information display, digital instrument panel.

Information display, digital instrument panel*.

The combined instrument panel's information display shows information on some of the car's functions, e.g. cruise control and trip computer, as well as messages. The information is shown with symbols and text. There are further descriptions under the functions that use the display.

Gauges and indicators, digital instrument panel

Alternative themes can be selected for the digital combined instrument panel. Possible themes are "Elegance", "Eco" and "Performance". The setting for the theme can be stored in the remote control key's memory when locking the car; see pages Remote control key with key blade and MY CAR.

A theme can only be selected when the engine is running.

To select the theme, press the left-hand stalk switch's OK button and then select the Themes menu option by turning the thumbwheel on the lever. Confirm your choice by pressing the OK button. For more information on menus, see Menu navigation - combined instrument panel.

The appearance of the centre console's screen follows the combined instrument panel's theme setting on certain model variants.

Gauges and indicators, theme

Gauges and indicators, theme "Elegance".

Fuel gauge. When the indicator lowers to only one white marking

When the display's message "Distance to empty fuel tank:" starts to show "----", the marking becomes red.

, the yellow indicator symbol for low level in the fuel tank is illuminated. See also Trip computer - supplementary information and Filling up with fuel.
Temperature gauge for engine coolant
Speedometer
Tachometer. The meter indicates engine speed in thousands of revolutions per minute (rpm).
Gear shift indicator

Manual gearbox

/Gear position indicator

Automatic gearbox

See also Gear shift indicator, Automatic gearbox -- Geartronic or Automatic gearbox -- Powershift.
Gauges and indicators, theme

Gauges and indicators, theme "Eco".

Fuel gauge. When the indicator lowers to only one white marking

When the display's message "Distance to empty fuel tank:" starts to show "----", the marking becomes red.

, the yellow indicator symbol for low level in the fuel tank is illuminated. See also Trip computer - supplementary information and Filling up with fuel.
Eco guide. See also Eco guide & Power guide.
Speedometer
Tachometer. The meter indicates engine speed in thousands of revolutions per minute (rpm).
Gear shift indicator

Manual gearbox

/Gear position indicator

Automatic gearbox

. See also Gear shift indicator, Automatic gearbox -- Geartronic or Automatic gearbox -- Powershift.
Gauges and indicators, theme

Gauges and indicators, theme "Performance".

Fuel gauge. When the indicator lowers to only one white marking

When the display's message "Distance to empty fuel tank:" starts to show "----", the marking becomes red.

, the yellow indicator symbol for low level in the fuel tank is illuminated. See also Trip computer - supplementary information and Filling up with fuel.
Temperature gauge for engine coolant
Speedometer
Tachometer. The meter indicates engine speed in thousands of revolutions per minute (rpm).
Power guide. See also Eco guide & Power guide.
Gear shift indicator

Manual gearbox

/Gear position indicator

Automatic gearbox

. See also Gear shift indicator, Automatic gearbox -- Geartronic or Automatic gearbox -- Powershift.

Indicator and warning symbols

Indicator and warning symbols, digital instrument panel.

Indicator and warning symbols, digital instrument panel.

Indicator symbols
Indicator and warning symbols
Warning symbols

For certain engine variants, the symbol for low oil pressure is not used. Warnings are made via display text; see Engine oil - checking and filling.

Functionality check

All indicator and warning symbols, apart from symbols in the centre of the information display, illuminate in key position II or when the engine is started. When the engine has started, all the symbols should go out except the parking brake symbol, which only goes out when the brake is disengaged.

If the engine does not start or if the functionality check is carried out in key position II then all symbols go out within a few seconds except the symbol for faults in the car's emissions system and the symbol for low oil pressure.


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