Exclusive – MINI to Introduce Digital Gauge Cluster

ALL DIGITAL GAUAGE CLUSTER
An early view of the all digital gauage cluster from 2017’s JCW GP concept.

MINI is set to introduce an all digital gauge cluster next year in an effort to improve the digital experience and increase functionality.

The new digital gauge cluster is intended to bring key information beyond just speed and RPM. Sources tell us to expect music, media, phone and navigation to be part of the new system and will bring an entirely new array of information and functionality to the driver’s view.

The photo above (taken from last years JCW GP concept) is identical to the production unit sources have told us. However the final software design and functionality isn’t what you see above. Look for a number of different display views ranging from simpler and sport oriented to options packed with navigation and other information.

The MINI Cooper E digital gauge cluster

We had originally learned of a plan to replace the current analogue/digital gauge cluster at the launch of the F56 in 2013. We now know that that debut will coincide with the world debut of the all electric MINI due in late 2019.

But the best news is that yes, this display will eventually be available on all MINI models. It’s unclear of MINI will make it standard across the range or as part of a revised technology package. However it is worth noting that increasingly manufacturers (including BMW) are marking features like thus standard across the board.