The new A5 models are pulling away from their rivals – and multimedia is no different. For all three body versions in the model line, a range of components are available.
The chorus radio is standard in the A5. It features a CD drive and an amplifier, which delivers 80 watts to eight passive speakers. The dual tuner makes use of two antennas to ensure the best available reception at all times. Reminiscent of the MMI operating concept, the chorus radio has been paired with a 6.5-inch monochrome screen.
Upgrading to the optional concert radio adds an AUX input, an SDHC card reader and a 6.5-inch TFT screen. The next step up is the symphony radio, and above that is MMI navigation. Navigational data are supplied by a DVD; the drive also plays music CDs. A5 Coupé and A5 Sportback drivers can simply say aloud their destination address; dynamic route guidance is also provided. A triple tuner ensures outstanding radio reception.
The top-of-the-line model for infotainment is MMI navigation plus. It integrates not only a DVD player but also a 60 GB hard disk drive – a third of its capacity is designated for the storage of telephone data and music. A graphics processor generates top-notch three-dimensional images. A detailed, 3D terrain model serves as a GPS map; many cities’ places of interest are exquisitely rendered.
The central on-board monitor measures seven inches diagonally. It provides truly crisp images in vivid colors thanks to its high resolution of 800x480 pixels; the monitor also portrays CD covers. In the A5 Coupé and A5 Sportback, an advanced voice control system can process a series of whole-word commands, such as an entire destination address. This convenient technology can also be used regarding telephone data and music on the hard disk drive. The number of hard keys for the main menus has been halved – from eight to four – and the volume control knob can now be used to skip tracks.
The Audi sound system is available as an option for the A5. A six-channel amplifier delivers 180 watts of sound via ten speakers – among them a subwoofer and a center speaker. A Bang & Olufsen Sound System offers even greater sound sophistication. Its ten-channel amplifier delivers 505 watts of breathtaking sound via 14 high-performance speakers (12 in the A5 Cabriolet) concealed behind aluminum-inlay covers. In conjunction with MMI navigation plus, the system can play back DVDs in 5.1 Surround Sound.
Additional components round out the infotainment options. They include a CD changer in the glove compartment, a dual tuner for digital radio reception (digital audio broadcasting [DAB] as well as DAB+ and DMB Audio), a digital TV tuner and the Audi music interface, which can integrate a mobile playback device or an iPhone. Phone conversations are made convenient by an optional Bluetooth adapter or a mobile phone preparation (Bluetooth) including hands-free operation and a voice-activated control system (not in the A5 Cabriolet).
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.