Audi offers a modular range of infotainment components for the new Audi Q3. The standard Audi radio offers a CD drive, an Aux-in connection and eight speakers. The MMI radio – the first optional module – features the MMI operating logic from the large Audi model series. The fold-out color monitor with 6.5-inch display, a memory card reader and an audio tuner with phase diversity are standard here.
The MMI radio can be combined with the optional connectivity package, including navigation system preparation. The customer can activate the system at any time; the navigation data are stored on an SDHC card. The connectivity package also includes a Bluetooth interface and the Audi music interface (AMI) for the easy connection of a mobile player. The navigation package is another alternative offering the same content, but with the navigation function already activated.
Intuitive: MMI navigation plus
At the top of the infotainment range is MMI navigation plus. Its rotary pushbutton can be rocked like a joystick, which makes many functions even more convenient. The 7.0-inch monitor displays the graphics and the navigation map in 3D. The hard disk can store 20 GB of music data. Two card readers, the Audi music interface (AMI), a Bluetooth interface and a DVD drive round out the comprehensive list of equipment.
The ideal complement to MMI navigation plus is Audi connect including car phone, which connects the Audi Q3 to the Internet. Passengers can use the integrated to WiFi hotspot to surf or e-mail, while the driver can enjoy the tailored services from Audi connect. These include the web radio Audi music stream, online traffic information, and navigation with Google Earth and Google Street View.
Audio experience: the sound systems
Hi-fi fans can choose between two sound systems – the Audi sound systems and the Bose surround sound system. With the second system, a ten-channel, 465 watt amplifier drives 14 speakers, including a subwoofer. It uses a microphone to analyze intrusive noises and adjusts playback accordingly. If MMI navigation plus is on board, the system can reproduce 5.1 surround sound. The top-of-the-line system is also a visual treat thanks to the frames of the bass/mid-range speakers in the doors, which form elegant rings of white light.
Supplemental components include a six-disc CD changer, a dual tuner for digital radio reception, a digital TV tuner and the Audi phone box. With the MMI radio and above, a highly flexible MOST bus (Media Oriented Systems Transport) is used to network all of these infotainment modules. The controllers are arranged in a ring and interconnected using fiber-optic cables.
The equipment, data and prices specified in this document refer to the model range offered in Germany. Subject to change without notice; errors and omissions excepted.