The top infotainment system is MMI navigation plus with MMI touch and an 8.3‑inch monitor. It utilizes the computing power of the second generation modular infotainment platform (MIB) that Audi is using to bring the latest consumer electronic innovations into the car without delay. The high-end media center integrates the Audi connect hardware module which introduces the fast LTE standard for online connectivity into the new S4* and new S4 Avant*. Passengers can use the Wi-Fi hotspot to surf the web, text or
e-mail with their mobile devices, while the driver can use the customized services of Audi connect, e.g. to access traffic information online, Google Earth and Google Street View, information on parking places, fuel prices and city events.
Audi is also offering other new services. They include emergency call after
an accident that automatically alerts the Audi Emergency Call Center, online roadside assistance that is handled by the Audi Service Center and Audi service request which customers can use to arrange for service appointments.
The free Audi MMI connect app brings other services into the car. “Web radio” and “Media library” functions enable users to receive more than 3,000 internet radio broadcasts, save their favorites to a mobile phone and play them back from there via the MMI navigation plus system. The app also provides access to the media library stored on the user’s smartphone. Music data are transmitted by Wi-Fi from the smartphone to MMI navigation plus and from there to the sound system.
Another app feature is online media streaming, which gives access to the products of the subscription music portals Napster and Rhapsody and the Aupeo! radio service. This gives Audi customers access to nearly 20 million music titles and several thousand audio books in MP3 format via MMI navigation plus.
The app also offers vehicle-related remote services. Customers can use a smartphone to lock or unlock the doors, operate the optional auxiliary heater or view the car’s current status report. They can also have the car’s parking location and parking duration displayed. The new Calendar service transfers a smartphone’s calendar into the car – meeting places can be copied directly from the calendar to the navigation system as destinations, and the user can select a person’s phone number directly to call them and save them as a contact in the car. In addition, users can have the system speak the place, time and contents of the meeting.
New infotainment modules round out the options. The Audi smartphone interface integrates iOS and Android mobile phones in an environment specially developed for them in the Audi MMI. The Audi phone box connects smartphones to the on-board antenna and charges them inductively based on the Qi standard. The Bang & Olufsen sound system with its new type of 3D sound adds the spatial dimension of height. Its amplifier delivers 755 watts of audio power to 19 loudspeakers. The Audi tablet serves as a flexible Rear Seat Entertainment device, even outside of the car.
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.