The lineup of infotainment systems in the Audi Q5 has a modular structure. The basic system is the standard chorus radio system with a CD drive and amplifier that drives eight loudspeakers with a power output of 80 Watt. The system, which follows the Audi MMI user interface concept, is connected to a monochrome 6.5-inch monitor.
The first upgrade stage is the concert radio system, also has an Aux-In port, a SDHC card reader and a 6.5-inch color monitor. The next stage is the symphony radio system, which adds a CD changer for six CDs. Above this stage, there is the MMI navigation unit, which reads card data from a DVD.
The driver can input a destination by voice control, and the driver is guided underway by dynamic navigation that utilizes TMC (Traffic Message Channel). A triple tuner assures reliable radio reception.
High-end unit: MMI navigation plus
The top system in the lineup is MMI navigation plus, the large central media unit from Audi. Along with a DVD drive for entertainment, it contains a 60 GB hard drive for navigation, telephone and music data. A graphic processor from Audi joint venture partner Nvidia generates three-dimensional images in top quality. Within the 3D topographic model that serves as a map, key buildings of many cities are represented in precise detail.
The 7.0-inch monitor of the MMI navigation plus system impresses with a high resolution of 800 x 480 pixels – it displays remarkably sharp images in brilliant colors. The system’s improved voice control function lets the driver input city and street in one voice command and control telephone and music playback as well.
The system can connect to cell phones and mobile players via a Bluetooth interface – so it can also play back their music data.
The infotainment lineup includes yet other components, including a dual tuner for digital radio reception, a TV tuner, CD changer in the glove box and the Audi music interface to connect to a mobile player or an iPhone. The Bluetooth interface and Bluetooth cell phone preparation with a hands-free unit and voice control make telephoning very convenient. Audi Entertainment mobile, an option from the accessories program, consists of one or two 9.0-inch tablets that can be mounted onto the seatbacks of the front seats and has a remote control and DVD drive.
Hi-fi fans can order the Audi Sound System in which a 180-Watt six-channel amplifier drives ten loudspeakers, including a subwoofer and a center speaker. The Bang & Olufsen Sound System offers even more great sound. Its ten-channel amplifier outputs 505 Watt and drives 14 high-performance loudspeakers whose grilles sport aluminum accents. In conjunction with MMI navigation plus, the system can play back DVDs in 5.1 surround sound.
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.