The infotainment lineup for the Audi Q2* is designed as a modular system. The starting point is the standard MMI radio, which besides the tuner, CD player, card reader, four loudspeakers and Aux input, also includesa 5.8-inch monitor.
First expansion stage: MMI radio plus
The first optional module, the MMI radio plus, has a 7-inch, high-resolution display. It also includes voice control (in combination with the multifunction steering wheel) and a Bluetooth interface. The MMI radio plus can be combined with the connectivity package, which includes preparation for a navigation system and the Audi music interface. The AMI offers two USB ports and another Aux input for mobile players. The package also includes the Audi smartphone interface, which uses USB to display smartphone content on the MMI display.
Second expansion stage: MMI navigation
The second optional module is called MMI navigation. In addition to the features of the MMI radio plus, it offers an additional card reader, four more loudspeakers, a USB charging port, navigation with 3D map view and an LTE/UTMS module. The latter enables data downloads at up to 100 Mbit/s. The integral Wi-Fi hotspot allows passengers to surf and stream from up to eight mobile devices.
Third expansion stage: MMI navigation plus with MMI touch
The top solution in the Q2 lineup is MMI navigation plus with MMI touch. It uses the second-generation modular infotainment program with the Tegra 30 graphics processor from Audi's partner Nvidia. It has an 8.3-inch, 1024 x 480-pixel display.
The high-end system is a highly networked media center. It includes two card readers, an Aux-in and a USB connection with charging function, eight loudspeakers, the LTE module with Wi-Fi hotspot, a DVD drive and a 10 GB flash drive for music files. Audi connect services are activated for three years, and online navigation updates are available. Maps can be updated every six months, and the first five updates are free of charge. They can be downloaded on the computer via myAudi or “over the air” directly to the car.
Tailored: services from Audi connect
Q2 customers who opt for MMI navigation can use the versatile Audi connect online services. They provide such things as travel, parking and traffic information, access to Twitter and your email in-box, and enable navigation with Google Earth and Google Street View. Drivers can also call up weather information and fuel prices.
Online streaming and more: the Audi MMI connect app
The free Audi MMI connect app brings additional services to the Q2, including Online Media Streaming, which offers access to the Napster subscription music portal and the Aupeo! radio service. The music data are transferred via Wi-Fi from the smartphone to MMI navigation and the sound system.
With the app the driver can use certain Audi connect services even more flexibly, such as POI search and city events. Using myAudi destinations for iOS operating systems, a desired navigation destination can be sent to the Q2 from any desired app. The customer simply uses the “Share” function and transfers the related data to the MMI connect app. Then MMI navigation can navigate to the destination. Calendar, a new service in the Audi MMI connect app, enables drivers to transfer their smartphone’s appointment calendar to the car. They can then use the appointment location as a navigation destination and save the telephone number of the person to be met as a contact.
Audi connect SIM: online without borders
With Audi connect, customers get a so-called embedded SIM that is permanently installed in the car. It includes a data flat rate for the use of the Audi connect services. Drivers do not have to complete an activation process. Crossing borders is also more convenient with the new SIM. The new Audi connect SIM permits roaming in most European countries, as it can automatically access the provider for the specific country, as necessary. This eliminates high, country-specific roaming charges and inconvenient confirmations for the customer.
Independent of the integrated Audi connect services, customers can also purchase additional data packages for the Wi-Fi hotspot, which is a component of the optional navigation systems. It allows all passengers to surf the internet at attractive rates with up to eight mobile devices. In this case, too, data transfer continues automatically at a fixed price when crossing a national border, i.e. when changing networks. Data packages for the Wi-Fi hotspot can be purchased flexibly via a special web portal or directly in the car via the MMI system. Customers can also use their own SIM card in the car and establish Wi-Fi Internet access through their own cellular provider. In this case, the data volume used by the Audi connect services will also be charged to the customer’s SIM card; the Audi connect SIM is temporarily deactivated.
The new Audi connect SIM is the first result of a collaboration between Audi and the Irish company Cubic Telecom, a leading supplier of seamless worldwide connectivity solutions.
With the new SIM card, the use of Audi connect services is activated when the car is purchased – and in combination MMI navigation plus, is free for three years. With MMI navigation, use is included for three months or, for an additional fee, for three years. After this, customers can ask their Audi service partner to extend access for a fee.
Diverse infotainment: Audi smartphone interface and Audi phone box
Another option, the Audi smartphone interface, brings Apple CarPlay and Android Auto into the car. If the customer connects a suitable iOS or Android smartphone to the USB port, the smartphone’s contents such as navigation, phone, music and selected third party apps are offered in a separate MMI menu. The core content here is online music with access to an enormous range of music from Google Play Music and iTunes.
The Audi phone box with wireless charging is located in the center console of the Audi Q2. It uses near-field coupling to wirelessly connect the cellular phone to the car antenna. This guarantees optimal reception. The Audi phone box also charges the smartphone wirelessly according to the Qi standard. The current flows inductively from a coil in the base of the phone box to the receiver coil in the cellular phone.
Further optional modules round out the infotainment lineup. These include a tuner for Digital Audio Broadcasting and two additional USB ports in the back for charging external devices.
For audiophiles: two sound systems
Discerning hi-fi fans can choose from two attractive offerings. The Audi sound system includes ten loudspeakers including a subwoofer, and its six-channel amplifier produces 180 watts. Audi also offers the optional Bang & Olufsen Sound System. It powers 14 loudspeakers with 705 watts – in 5.1 surround sound, if desired. The speaker trims feature a wave design, and anodized aluminum clips gleam on the woofers. At night narrow LED light guides emit white light.
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.