As an ideal complement to the A3 Sedan’s MMI navigation plus, Audi offers the optional Audi connect system. This data-transmission module grants online access. Starting in November 2013, Audi will be the world’s first carmaker to utilize the fourth-generation, or 4G, standard known as LTE (Long Term Evolution). Already available in many places, this broadband Internet connection enables download rates as high as 150 Mbit/s and the exchange of large files – such as music and videos – in HD quality.
This lightning-fast transmission of data is especially appealing to A3 Sedan passengers. They can simultaneously enjoy online connectivity on as many as eight mobile devices, thanks to a WLAN hotspot integrated within Audi connect. Audi connect also provides tailored Internet services for the driver. Examples include navigation via Google Earth images and Google Street View, Audi music stream (an Internet radio app), and Audi online traffic information. The online community services Facebook and Twitter have also been adapted for the open road. Along with a text-to-speech function, a text function is provided with templates.
And the range of options is growing rapidly. A brand-new Audi connect service making its debut in the A3 Sedan is the parking-space locator. This feature provides information on parking spaces, multi-level parking facilities and underground garages near the driver’s destination – or anywhere else, for that matter. Whenever possible, this technology will specify the number of available spaces and parking fees. The street address of the parking space can be used as a navigation destination.
The equipment and data specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.