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) 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 also incorporates the “personal route assist” function. The navigation system makes a note of routes and destinations that the customer regularly uses, and links this information with the parked position and the time of day. The system thus learns from the driver’s behavior and uses this information to suggest optimized route planning for the next trip – even if destination guidance is inactive. The navigation system builds the three most likely destinations into the calculation, taking account of both the arrival time and current traffic levels.
Audi connect SIM – online without borders
The Audi connect SIM is permanently installed in the car. In Europe, customers receive the map as part of Audi connect. And from the date of purchase of the new car, a data flat rate complete with Europe-wide roaming is inclusive for three years. The driver does not even need to activate the card. An Audi service partner can reactivate the SIM for a fee at the end of the three-year period. The customer can also purchase additional data packages for the Wi-Fi hotspot via a special web portal, independently of the integrated Audi connect services. This allows the passengers to surf the internet from up to eight mobile devices.
Audi connect services and app
The range of Audi connect services is impressively diverse, from navigation with Google Earth and Google Street View to travel information, traffic information online and searching for a parking space or even Twitter. Audi has developed a purpose-designed interface for the social network.
The functions included in the “Audi connect safety & service” package are likewise 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 locate the vehicle with Car Finder, as well as to lock or unlock the car. The package also includes the new functions emergency call, online roadside assistance and Audi service request. These services are available for a period of ten years.
The free Audi MMI connect app for smartphones and smartwatches brings additional services on board and offers a wide range of possibilities. For instance, the smartphone transfers the driver’s appointment calendar to the MMI. The system reads out the place, time and purpose of an appointment. And the driver can transfer the venue of a meeting directly from his smartphone to the MMI as a navigation destination.
Audi smartphone interface and Audi phone box
Apple CarPlay and Android Auto – the familiar smartphone environment is always on board the new Audi A5 Sportback, 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 via the Audi smartphone interface.
The Audi phone box with wireless charging in the center armrest wirelessly connects the cellphone to the car antenna by near-field coupling and delivers appreciably better reception quality. Provided the mobile device supports it, the box also enables inductive charging using the Qi standard.
Highly versatile: the Audi tablet as Rear Seat Entertainment
The Audi tablet in-car entertainment system represents another optional innovation for the new Audi A5 Sportback. The device, with its high-resolution 10.1-inch monitor (1,920 x 1,200 pixels), connects to the MMI navigation plus by Wi-Fi so it can access the Radio, Media, Navigation and Car menus. The rear passengers can for example plan a route and then send it to the driver. The driver can reciprocate by starting a radio or media program for them. The sound is output on the car’s sound system or via headphones.
The Audi tablet uses the Android operating system. The technical core is the extremely high-performance Tegra 40 processor from NVIDIA. The 32 GB internal memory can be expanded with a micro SD card. The Android environment gives the user access to countless apps and games, films, music, e-books and Office applications. The integrated full HD camera can be used to make video calls. After the trip, the user can take the Audi tablet away and continue using it offline or on a Wi-Fi network.
Together with its rechargeable battery, the Audi tablet is designed for use in the car. It can even handle high or very low temperatures without problems. The pivoting bracket on the back of the front seat meets the rigorous crash safety requirements. The aluminum frame is cut from a single piece – this underlines the sophisticated character of the Audi tablet, which is available individually or as a set of two.
3D B&O Sound System
The new Audi A5 Sportback also sets entirely new standards in its segment for high fidelity audio. 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: The music sounds like it is being played in a concert hall. The heart of the 3D Bang & Olufsen Sound System is a 755-watt, 16-channel amplifier that powers 19 loudspeakers.
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.