As a smart, high-performance sports car, the new RS 7 Sportback (combined fuel consumption in l/100 km: 11.6 – 11.4 (20.3 – 20.6 US mpg); combined CO2 emissions in g/km: 265 – 261 (426.5 – 420.0 g/mi)) provides an extensive range of infotainment and connectivity services. The standard MMI navigation plus uses the MIB 2+ modular infotainment platform, with the Audi connect data transfer module integrated as standard. This brings a Wi-Fi hotspot that also supports the 5 GHz band and the fast LTE Advanced transmission standard to the car.
When planning the route, the self-learning navigation system makes suggestions to the driver based on routes driven previously, incorporating experience regarding time of day and traffic density. The route is calculated online on the servers of the map and navigation service provider HERE, which also considers real-time data concerning the overall traffic situation. If the data connection is lost while the car is on the move, the navigation system will switch to on-board route guidance, which runs in the background. The driver can access gas stations and parking garages from the navigation system and will receive additional information such as fuel prices, availability of parking spaces and business hours.
In the first three years after the new car is purchased, the map can be updated four times per year free of charge—over the air at LTE Advanced speed, if desired. Audi connect navigation & infotainment services are also free of charge for the first three years. The Car-to-X services, traffic sign information and hazard alerts use the swarm intelligence of the Audi fleet, while the on-street parking service makes it easier to find a parking space.
Audi connect offers many other services, such as Twitter and email access. Navigation with Google Earth, online radio and hybrid radio, which automatically switches between FM, DAB + and web channels, are part of MMI navigation plus. The functions of Audi connect emergency call and service form their own package. In many markets, the data traffic for all connect services goes through the Audi connect SIM, which is permanently installed in the car. Owners of the new Audi RS 7 Sportback can use the myAudi app to explore the brand’s digital ecosystem.
The Audi phone box makes phone calls easier. It connects the smartphone to the car antenna and is capable of charging it inductively. Voice-over-LTE helps to connect faster and makes it possible to use high-speed data transfer and high-resolution online voice telephony (HD Voice) at the same time.
All terms marked in the text are explained in detail in the technology lexicon at www.audi-mediacenter.com/en/technology-lexicon.
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.