Audi delivers the Audi R8* with the top-version of the MMI as standard equipment – MMI navigation plus with MM touch. As versatile media centers, they integrate two SD card readers, the Audi Music Interface (AMI), a DVD drive, aux-in port and Bluetooth interface for voice control and audio streaming. The range of features is complemented by a 10-GB flash memory for music data, the Audi sound system with five loudspeakers, and a speed limit indicator that is based on data of the navigation map.
MMI navigation plus offers access to the voice control of a coupled smartphone. It shows the cell phone’s incoming emails and text messages and reads them aloud. Another attractive service is online updates for the navigation map – they are made available every six months, and the first five are free-of-charge. The standard seat belt microphones for the driver and front passenger are used for telephoning and voice control of the MMI. Three small microphones are integrated into the belts for top quality sound.
MMI navigation plus with MMI touch draws upon the computing power of the Audi modular infotainment platform (MIB). In its second generation, which is being used in the new R8, it utilizes the Tegra 30 processor from NVIDIA. The Tegra chip in the MIB works together with its counterpart in the Audi virtual cockpit at computing cycles at speeds of thousandths of a second.
Always online: Audi connect
An ideal complement to MMI navigation plus is the Audi connect hardware module that is being offered in the Audi R8 for the first time. This module produces a connection to the internet – whenever possible via the fast LTE data transmission standard. The passenger can surf and e-mail freely on a smartphone or tablet using the integrated Wi-Fi hotspot, while the driver benefits from customized online Audi connect services that are delivered to the car.
The line-up of Audi connect services ranges from navigation with Google Earth and Google Street View to online media streaming and real-time traffic information. The driver can adapt many of these services to personal needs through a myAudi account. In addition, the Audi MMI connect app provides direct networking between the car and smartphone.
Attractive solutions round out the infotainment options. They include a tuner for digital radio reception and the Audi phone box, for a wireless interface between the cell phone and the car’s antenna. The Bang & Olufsen Sound System will appeal to hi-fi customers with high audiophile standards. Its 550‑watt amplifier drives 13 loudspeakers; a subwoofer is mounted to the bulkhead at the right front wheel housing. The woofers are mounted in the doors with anodized aluminum trim brackets. When it is dark, they are illuminated by LED accent lighting.
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.