The standard Audi MMI radio plus with eight loudspeakers includes an SDXC card reader, an AUX jack, a USB connection, Bluetooth and voice control for telephone and radio. The color MMI monitor has a 7-inch diagonal and a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. The rotary pushbutton is the central feature of the MMI control concept.
Audi MMI navigation, the next step, additionally offers two card readers, the voice control system and a navigation function for which the data are stored on a memory card. With MMI navigation, the rotary pushbutton includes a joystick function for switching between the individual menus. The system also allows access to the voice control system of the customer’s smartphone, displays emails and reads them out loud.
Audi’s top version is MMI navigation plus with MMI touch. In addition to the Audi MMI navigation features, it includes 10 GB of flash storage, a DVD drive, Audi connect services for three years, up to five free navigation updates (available at six-month intervals), an even more comprehensive voice control system and an 8.3-inch monitor with a resolution of 1,024 x 480 pixels. Audi MMI navigation plus works in close cooperation with many of the assistance and safety systems. It packs the power of Audi’s second-generation modular infotainment platform (MIB).
Online with LTE: Audi connect
The hardware module Audi connect with LTE is the ideal complement to Audi MMI navigation plus with MMI touch. An LTE/UTMS module provide the fastest connection to the Internet available today, with download speeds up to 100 MBit/s. The integrated Wi-Fi hotspot enables passengers to freely surf, stream and email with up to eight mobile devices. For the driver, it includes the tailored online services of Audi connect.
Audi connect offers a broad spectrum of features ranging from navigation with Google Earth and Google Street View to traffic information online and parking space searches to the Twitter social network with a special interface designed for use in the car.
Audi connect SIM – online without borders
The Audi connect SIM is an embedded SIM (e‑SIM), a SIM permanently installed in the car and which customers in Europe receive together with Audi connect. The data flat rate required to use the Audi connect services is included for a three-year period from the purchase of the new car. The driver does not have to activate the SIM. An Audi service partner can reactivate it at the end of this period for a fee.
The new Audi connect SIM also makes it more convenient to travel and surf the Internet in Europe. It permits roaming in most European countries, as it is set automatically to the provider for the respective country, as necessary. This eliminates high, country-specific roaming charges and inconvenient roaming confirmations for the customer.
The customer can also purchase additional data packages for the Wi-Fi hotspot, independent of the integrated Audi connect services. This allows all passengers to surf the Web and send/receive email with up to eight mobile devices at attractive rates. 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 booked flexibly via a special web portal or directly in the car – quickly and conveniently via the Audi 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.
Well connected: the Audi MMI connect app
The free Audi MMI connect app for smartphones and smartwatches brings additional services to the Audi A5 Coupé* and offers a wide range of possibilities. For example, the appointment calendar on the smartphone can be transferred to the MMI. The driver uses his or her smartphone to set a meeting location as a navigation destination, and the system can read out the location, time and subject of an appointment. Online media streaming with access to Napster and Aupeo! plus the new online radio offer a wide range of entertainment. Music data are transmitted by Wi-Fi from the smartphone to Audi MMI navigation plus and from there to the sound system. Destinations from Google maps, points of interest (POI) and the dates from the City Events service can be transferred from the cell phone to the car using the app.
The functions included in the Audi connect safety & service package are convenient and informative. These also include remote functions. For example, the customer can use the Audi MMI connect app to remotely access the vehicle status and the location of where the car is parked as well as to lock and unlock the car. If the A5 Coupé is equipped with auxiliary heating, this can also be switched on remotely.
The smartphone and the car are already tightly networked at Audi, and now the home is being added in, too. The television there has to be connected to a fourth-generation Apple TV, however. In this case, many functions of the
Audi MMI connect app can be controlled via the television. The customer can check the current vehicle status, for example, or use remote functions without having to pick up their cell phone.
The Audi connect emergency call & service package also includes the new functions emergency call, online roadside assistance and Audi service request online. With the latter service, the car sends at the customer’s request service-related data via an Audi server to the customer’s chosen workshop. In the event of an accident, the emergency call function makes an automatic emergency call to the dispatch center and sends data about the severity of the accident. These services may be used free of charge for ten years.
Optimally connected: the Audi smartphone interface
Apple Car Play and Android Auto – the familiar smartphone environment can be brought on board the new Audi A5 Coupé*, if desired. Smartphone content such as navigation, telephony, music and selected third-party apps appear with the accustomed smartphone look in a separate MMI window. Audi MMI or the voice control system provide the customer with convenient access to the content of their iOS or Android device (iOS 7.1 and above, Android at least 5.0 Lollipop) connected via the USB port.
Further components round out the infotainment program, including a digital tuner with DAB+ for radio and – depending on the country – TV. The Audi phone box with wireless charging in the center armrest wirelessly connects the cell phone to the car antenna per near-field coupling. Provided the mobile device supports it, the box enables inductive charging according to the Qi standard. The current flows from a coil in the base of the Audi phone box to the receiver coil in the smartphone.
Audiophile delights: 3D B&O Sound System
The new Audi A5 Coupé* also sets entirely new standards for high fidelity audio in segment. The optional 3D Bang & Olufsen Sound System offers a fascinating innovation – a sound that includes the spatial dimension of height. It utilizes four additional loudspeakers, two each in the instrument panel and the A-pillars. The 3D sound creates something that is completely new in a car: a concert hall-type listening experience.
Behind the new technology is an algorithm that Audi developed in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits (IIS) in Erlangen. The program uses stereo or 5.1 recordings to calculate the information for the third dimension and processes it for the additional loudspeakers.
The heart of the 3D Bang & Olufsen Sound System is a 755-watt, 16-channel amplifier that drives 19 loudspeakers. The speaker covers feature a new design with long aluminum strips harmonizing with the lines of the
A5 interior. White light guides illuminate the woofers in the front doors.
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.