The new infotainment system uses Android Automotive OS as its operating system for the first time. Content is updated via over-the-air updates. The latest Audi connect services and the enhanced e-tron route planner are, therefore, always up to date. Apps such as YouTube are available via the store for third-party apps, which is integrated directly into the MMI and does not require a smartphone to use.

The store gives customers access to a wide range of apps that can be loaded directly into the MMI independently of the smartphone. Applications from the following categories are available to start with: Music, Video, Gaming, Navigation, Parking & Charging, Productivity, Weather, and News Services. The "Music" category includes apps such as Amazon Music and Spotify. The store is constantly being expanded, and the app portfolio is market-specific. It can be selected via a separate tile in the MMI. The additional apps are then seamlessly integrated into the MMI and can, therefore, also be used safely and reliably while driving.

The app portfolio is market-specific. The familiar Audi smartphone interface for integrating Apple CarPlay and Android Auto is also on board the Audi Q6 e-tron.

Sound systems for maximum acoustic precision 

The optional Bang & Olufsen Premium Sound System with 3D sound gives the Audi Q6 e-tron maximum acoustic precision. A small loudspeaker in each A-pillar reproduces the spatial dimension of the height; the windshield reflects the sound. The music unfolds exactly as it was recorded - for an impressive, natural sound experience. At the heart of the Bang & Olufsen Premium Sound System is a highly efficient amplifier. It drives 20 loudspeakers with 830 watts of power. Four of these are integrated into the headrests of the front seats, making so-called sound zones possible for the first time at Audi. These can be personalized or specifically controlled for navigation announcements. The bass speakers in the front doors are located in a separate housing. This results in less vibration of neighboring parts and ensures great precision in sound reproduction. This improves the sound quality and reduces sound propagation to the outside. The decoupling of the loudspeaker also ensures precise and voluminous bass. Illuminated lettering also showcases the sound system at night. Compared to the Audi sound system, the Bang & Olufsen system features Vehicle Noise Compensation (VNC), which compensates for interior noise by adjusting the corresponding sound frequencies.

For the first time, the Audi Q6 e-tron offers the option of activating Functions on Demand for the sound. The "Sound Enhancement" package is available for this purpose. This, in turn, contains three individual functions. A “bass booster”,MP3 enhancement,” and “automatic level adjustment.” The “Bass Booster“ creates a bass experience via the built-in woofers for systems without a subwoofer. In this way, the Bang & Olufsen Sound System generates a slightly stronger bass. ”MP3 Enhancement“ improves the sound experience with poor MP3 quality. With ”automatic level adjustment,” the system adjusts the output volume of different sources so that the volume does not change when a radio station is automatically switched from DAB to FM.

Another Functions-on-Demand activation is called ”Virtual Rooms.” This uses an algorithm developed by the Fraunhofer Institute to recreate the spatial sound of different environments. The function offers different rooms such as ”Elbphilharmonie“ or ”Living Room.”

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.