Audi A6 manufactured
Audi is setting a new benchmark in the luxury performance segment. Audi A6 …it is the most influential throughout the industry in styling, interior design, and drive technology.
For the latest generation of the Audi A6 is a saloon combining supreme driving dynamics with high technology, plus outstanding comfort and exemplary equipment, thus striving for top position within this competition segment.
Powerful TDI and petrol engines with up to eight cylinders and 246 kW (335 bhp), the most advanced transmission technology, as well as the choice of front-wheel or quattro permanent all-wheel drive set the foundation for the particular supremacy of the new A6 sports saloon.
And thanks to the cutting-edge suspension combined with high body rigidity, this power and performance opens up a new dimension in driving dynamics.
Given these qualities, the new Audi A6 manufactured is rightly and appropriately committed to an outstanding role model: the Audi A8 lauded by both the press and the public as the sportiest car in its class.
And now, with its wide range of features – with design and performance – the A6 is likewise set to overtake all its competitors as the most progressive car in the luxury performance segment.
Measuring 4.92 metres in length, 1.86 metres in width, and 1.46 metres in height, the new Audi A6 visibly sets a new standard. The lines of the car combine the clear architecture typical of Audi with other core elements of the brand’s progressive design.
Already acknowledged as classic, the fundamental proportions of Audi’s sports saloon with its low-slung windows and coupe-like roofline now comes with even greater tension and dynamism:
the contours of the shoulder line sweeping up and the sweep of the dynamic line above the side sills give the entire body of the car forward-pushing, dynamic thrust.
The distinctly curved dome on the middle of the engine compartment lid, in turn, symbolises the power and performance offered by the new Audi A6.
Seen from the front, the trapezoidal design of the single-frame radiator grille reveals clearly that the A6 represents the latest generation of Audi models.
The most advanced headlight technology, in turn, is equally visible behind the clear-glass headlight covers:
the Audi A6 manufactured and is feature as an option dynamic adaptive light technology incorporating powerful xenon plus units that help you see around corners.
The headlights thus follow the course of the road ahead as a function of steering angle and road speed, substantially improving the quality of illumination.
The driver sees upcoming bends more clearly and precisely and is able to detect possible obstacles at an earlier point in time. Obviously, this means a significant improvement in active safety.
Another brand-new feature, not only in the A6 but also in production cars the world over, is daytime driving lights featured in conjunction with xenon plus as well as the – likewise new – active cornering lights, xenon plus adaptive light.
Consuming very little energy, the daytime driving lights offer the benefit of enhanced safety and visibility with virtually no additional fuel consumption and, as a result, no increase in CO2 emissions.
Unlike use of the conventional low-beam headlights during the day, this new technology therefore literally comes “for free” and does not harm the environment in the slightest.
Low-slung rear lights wrapped distinctly round to the inside characterise the rear end of the car.
A chromium strip visually divides the luggage compartment lid horizontally, at the same time creating a striking connection between the light units.
The very dynamic rear contour line providing additional downforce at the back in the interest of safe driving characteristics marks the rear upper end of the boot lid.
A quick look at the interior is also sufficient to show the change in generations, the high and wide centre console with controls and instruments in perfect reach accentuating the sporting architecture of the interior fully integrating the driver.
Sporting design and perfect ergonomics – these are the features that characterise the cockpit. A joint cover at the top connects the central instrument panel and the upper part of the centre console facing slightly towards the driver to form one common unit.
The round coolant temperature and fuel gauges are located in the corner of the newly designed, teardrop-shaped surrounds, next to the two large rev counter and speedometer dials.
The new generation of Audi steering wheels is also making its production debut in the new A6.
The most outstanding visible symbol of both the three- and four-spoke steering wheels is the single-frame trapezoid centrepiece with the four Audi rings on the central airbag cap. And the oval exterior geometry also serves to vary the single-frame design.
Very neat and tidy in its look, the centre console has obviously also been inspired by the interior design of the new A8. As in Audi’s luxury sports saloon, the interior designers and engineers have also opted for an electromechanical parking brake on the new A6, giving the designers greater freedom in their creativity:
with the new Audi A6 not requiring a handbrake lever, the design of both the console and the armrest is particularly generous and ergonomic.
The MMI control terminal is right behind the gearshift lever, again in perfect ergonomic arrangement: this places its display exactly in the driver’s line of vision, integrated beneath the top dashboard cover.
All the car’s occupants benefit from a far higher standard of comfort and spaciousness inside:
The wheelbase of the new Audi A6 is up by 83 millimetres over the car’s predecessor to 2843 millimetres. This means extra comfort and safety as well as additional legroom for the front passengers, plus extra knee room at the rear. Shoulder room at the front is up by 23 millimetres, with an extra 6 millimetres at the rear. The luggage capacity on both front-wheel-drive and quattro models is 546 litres.
The new Audi A6 manufactured is entering the market initially with a total of five power units fitted in longitudinal arrangement – three petrol and two TDI engines.
All these engines share a level of power and torque that is outstanding in this segment of the market:
– new: 4.2 V8 – 246 kW (335 bhp) – 420 Newton-metres
– new: 3.2 V6 FSI – 188 kW (255 bhp) – 330 Newton-metres
– new: 2.4 V6 – 130 kW (177 bhp) – 230 Newton-metres
– new: 3.0 TDI V6 – 165 kW (225 bhp) – 450 Newton-metres
– new: 2.0 TDI – 103 kW (140 bhp) – 320 Newton-metres
All of these power units, as featured in the new Audi A6, are entering the market for the first time and comply with the EU 4 emission standard.
The six- and eight-cylinder engines come from Audi’s new V-configuration engine family with a 90? cylinder angle and a distance of 90 millimetres (3.54″) between the cylinders. They are compact in design and feature maintenance-free camshaft drive by means of a chain, as well as low-friction roller arm valve drive.
The powerful 4.2 V8 with chain drive made an outstanding debut in the Audi S4 towards the end of 2002. Now this supreme power unit has been re-tuned and updated for the new Audi A6, offering powerful torque up to maximum engine speed plus an agile response and superior fuel economy all in one.
The new 3.2 FSI six-cylinder has all the features of a cutting-edge petrol engine. Direct fuel injection with on-demand fuel supply, four-valve technology, a variable intake manifold and infinitely variable camshaft adjustment gives the driver dynamic and powerful reaction to every movement of the accelerator plus a broad useful speed range of up to 7200 rpm, muscular torque and an equally high standard of fuel efficiency.
The new 2.4 V6 is the entry-level power unit leading into the versatile range of petrol engines available for the Audi A6. Based on the new engine block of the 3.2-litre power unit and featuring intake manifold fuel injection, this smaller engine provides an exemplary synthesis of superior performance, refinement and exemplary fuel economy.
The new 3.0 TDI six-cylinder engine introduces outstanding power and muscle in the sporty business class, offering output and torque highly impressive in every respect: 225 bhp and 450 Newton-metres.
Maximum torque is available just above idle speed, starting at a mere 1400 rpm and giving the driver forceful acceleration at all speeds. Further fortes are the engine’s highly efficient noise management and fulfilment of the strict EU 4 emission standards.
This versatility of the highest calibre is based on the latest generation of common rail fuel injection with piezo injectors conveying fuel into the combustion chambers at a pressure of up to 1600 bar and in five carefully graded stages.
The 2.0 TDI four-cylinder version with unit injector is one of the most modern engines in the market today. Again, the particular strength of this engine is its outstanding output and torque combined with equally impressive all-round economy.
The new Audi A6 2.0 TDI is able to easily cover a range of more than 1,100 kilometres or 680 miles on one single tank (market launch: the second half of 2004).
The supreme fuel economy and dynamic performance offered by the new Audi A6 also results from the standard fitment of six-speed manual/six-speed automatic transmissions with a wide range of gear increments.
A new highlight of the manual gearboxes is the introduction of the ML gearbox generation, the abbreviation “ML” standing for “Manual/Longitudinal”.
The advantages for the driver are enhanced all-round efficiency combined with optimum gearshift operation featuring ultra-short, precise shift travel.
After making its successful production debut in the Audi A6 2.8 in the year 2000, multitronic now once again proves its special qualities in the new A6, combining the benefits of a manual gearbox with those of a geared automatic transmission. A new feature is the introduction of 7 shift stages in the tiptronic mode.
Benefiting from this kind of technology, shift comfort is superior to even a conventional automatic converter transmission, while the transmission’s dynamic performance and all-round economy can by all means compare with the qualities of a manual gearbox.
And whenever the driver wishes to actively intervene in the transmission process, he is able to do so in six predefined stages by means of shift paddles on the steering wheel.
The particularly high-torque 4.2 V8, 3.2 FSI and 3.0 TDI power units are also available with six-speed tiptronic transmission converting the supreme power of these engines into an equally supreme synthesis of operating convenience and dynamism.
Quattro permanent all-wheel drive is a typical feature of all high-performance Audi models.
With the power unit and drivetrain of the new A6 being fitted longitudinally, all models come with a Torsen centre differential distributing engine torque in a straightforward but very effective flow of power to the front and rear axles and thus making a significant contribution to the driving dynamics and superior safety even in extreme situations so typical of quattro drive.
The 4.2 and 3.0 TDI models come as standard with quattro all-wheel drive, which is optional on the 3.2 FSI.
Driving Dynamics and Motoring Comfort.
Torsional stiffness up by more than 34 per cent clearly proves the qualities of the new Audi A6, especially as the previous model was already widely lauded for its supreme strength and stiffness.
Qualities of this kind offer significant advantages in terms of both vibration comfort and driving dynamics.
And vibration amplitudes reduced to a minimum provide a clear sign of the exceptional standard of body stiffness, at the same time creating the perfect foundation for excellent acoustics within the interior.
The supreme stiffness of the steel bodyshell is the result of consistently enhanced joining technologies plus optimised panel profiles.
At the same time the improvement of vibration behaviour ensured by numerous optimised details quite literally set the foundation for the harmonious but nevertheless sporting set-up of the chassis.
In conjunction with the direct, extremely stable link connecting the steering column to the module subframe, this body configuration is the basic prerequisite for the A6 saloon’s precise handling.
Audi’s dynamic suspension featured on the new A6 is likewise based on sporting, proven technology:
the enhanced four-link front suspension acknowledged as a particular Audi stronghold and the self-tracking trapezoidal-link rear suspension carried over from the Audi A8 – a combination featured on both the front-wheel-drive and quattro models.
The result is a standard of dynamic driving behaviour beyond comparison, plus control ease far superior to the competition.
Clearly, features of this kind again place the new A6 on the same level as the A8 praised so convincingly by the motoring press. Like the A8, therefore, the A6 is the most sporty and dynamic car in its class, benefiting in this respect also from speed-dependent servotronic featured as standard and supplementing the precise handling of the new A6 by even more sensitive steering precision.
As an alternative to conventional steel springs, adaptive air suspension with air spring elements and adaptive damping front and rear will also be available at the start of 2005.
Different settings and levels of hardness available on demand via the MMI control system enable the driver with adaptive air suspension in his car to consistently choose the ideal suspension setting for all road conditions and individual styles of motoring.
Regardless of whether the customer opts for steel springs or air suspension, however, a fundamental feature of the A6 chassis always remains unchanged: its active driving configuration with precisely defined steering behaviour and superior agility. And at the same time the new Audi A6 consistently lives up to the highest standard of luxury performance in terms of vibration and suspension comfort.
Even in standard trim, the new Audi A6 comes with a level of equipment by no means usual even in the luxury class. Right from the start, even at first sight, you will appreciate and enjoy this premium standard in the choice and qualities of materials and finish, aluminium inlays and aluminium wheels, for example, coming as standard features.
A unique asset versus the competition is the Multi Media Interface “MMI basic” comprising not only a 6.5-inch monochromatic display, but also a fully integrated radio complete with a CD player and four loudspeakers.
Another standard feature on all A6 models in the range is automatic high-comfort air conditioning with enhanced output and optimised noise control, which is not to be taken for granted even in this segment.
The electromechanical parking brake as well as a light and rain sensor are further standard fitments.
The range of safety equipment featured as standard in the new A6 is just as outstanding, active safety benefiting from the latest generation of ESP including brake assist and Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD). In the event of a collision the car’s occupants are effectively protected by the robust structure of the body with predefined deformation and a highly stable passenger cell.
And in conjunction with the seat belts, front and side airbags as well as the sideguard head airbag system give the driver and passengers superior safety and protection.
The two full-size front airbags are activated in two stages, depending on the severity of an accident. Active front head restraints fitted as standard help to protect the occupants in a collision from behind.
The range of optional equipment available in the new Audi A6 again leaves nothing to be desired. Just one example is the choice of 15 different paintwork colours, four of which are new to Audi.
The driver of the new Audi A6 is rarely required to hold the car key in his hand the conventional way. For like on the Audi A8, Audi’s optional advanced key acts as an electronic access and authorisation system:
The key incorporates an electronic pulse transmitter sending a signal to a proximity sensor in the door, where the signal received is checked and verified.
Following approval, the system unlocks the doors as soon as the driver or passenger pulls the door handle.
Using advanced key, the driver is also able to release the steering and ignition electronically through wireless remote control before setting out. Then all he has to do is start the engine by pressing the button on the centre console.
Numerous equipment options are available to enhance the ambience of the car: highly original leather and cloth variants as well as wood and aluminium trim provide ample freedom of choice to make every A6 a unique, one-off model tailored to its owner.
MMI can be further upgraded by a 7-inch colour display and a DVD navigation system. BOSE Surround Sound, in turn, offers the acoustic qualities of a concert hall.
Radar-based adaptive cruise control efficiently supports the driver of the new Audi A6 in keeping the right distance from the vehicle ahead.
Enhancing the standard cruise control system, this sophisticated system raises driving comfort to a significantly higher level by automatically controlling the speed of the car as a function of the pre-selected distance from the vehicle ahead.
In practice this relieves the driver of constantly having to press down the accelerator and brake pedals, adaptive cruise control thus adding a lot more driving pleasure particularly on long trips on the motorway in bumper-to-bumper traffic.
Automatic high-comfort air conditioning plus makes a significant contribution to the occupants’ driving pleasure, offering not only separate air distribution and temperature control for the driver and front passenger, but also indirect ventilation, centre air vents with separate temperature control, and an air humidity sensor system.
Further features are the residual heat function, automatic air recirculation, and additional rear seat ventilation through the door pillars.
Steering wheels of the latest generation with either three or four spokes are available in wood or leather and may be fitted as an option with multifunction keys for operating the MMI as well as gearshift paddles.
Driving pleasure in the new A6 can be enhanced to an even higher standard by opting for adaptive air suspension or sports suspension with the body lowered by 20 millimetres. And to match this outstanding suspension, there is a choice of various alloy wheels up to 18 inches in size further refining the car’s driving dynamics and sporting look.
AT A GLANCE: THE NEW AUDI A6:
– New, distinctly sporty exterior and interior design
– Dimensions: L 4.92 m, W 1.86 m, H 1.46 m, wheelbase 2.84 m (+ 83 mm)
– Improved spaciousness in the interior for all passengers
– Powerful TDI and petrol engines:
– new: 4.2 V8 with 246 kW (335 bhp), 420 Nm
– new: 3.2 V6 FSI with 188 kW (255 bhp), 330 Nm
– new: 2.4 V6 with 130 kW (177 bhp), 230 Nm
– new: 3.0 TDI V6 with 165 kW (225 bhp), 450 Nm
– new: 2.0 TDI with 103 kW (140 bhp), 320 Nm
– Manual six-speed gearbox, alternatively six-speed tiptronic or continuously variable multitronic automatic transmission
– Front-wheel drive or quattro permanent four-wheel drive
– Audi dynamic suspension with four-link front suspension and self-tracking trapezoidal-link rear suspension on front-wheel-drive and quattro versions
– adaptive air suspension as an option (from 2005)
– Speed-dependent servotronic steering as standard
– High-performance brake system with electronic brake assist
– Electromechanical parking brake EPB as standard
– As an option: tyre pressure monitoring system
– New: adaptive light cornering lights with xenon plus and daytime driving lights (option)
– As an option: radar-assisted distance control – adaptive cruise control (from 2005)
– Light and rain sensor as standard
– Multi Media Interface MMI basic with monochrome display as standard
– As an option: advanced key access and authorisation system
– New generation of steering wheels: leather-covered steering wheel as standard
– Automatic air conditioning as standard
– As an option: BOSE Surround Sound System, DVD navigation
– Two-stage activation front airbags, sideguard head airbag system, plus side airbags and active head restraints at the front as standard.
Audi A6 manufactured…
2008 Top Safety Pick 2008 Audi A6: good performance in front, side, and rear tests and standard electronic stability control
FRONTAL OFFSET TEST
OVERALL EVALUATION: Good
Structure/safety cage Injury measures Restraints/dummy kinematics
Head/neck Chest Leg/foot, left Leg/foot, right
Good Good Good Acceptable Good Good
Important: Frontal crash test ratings can be compared only among vehicles of similar weight.
The Audi A6 was redesigned for the 2005 model year.
The frontal offset crash test ratings also apply to the station wagon version of the A6, known as the A6 Avant, beginning with 2006 models.
Restraints/dummy kinematics — Dummy movement was well controlled. During rebound, the dummy’s head hit the roof rail and grab handle.
Injury measures — Injury measures taken from the head, neck, and chest indicate low risk of injuries to these body regions in a crash of this severity. Forces on the left femur indicate that upper leg injuries would be possible. Head acceleration from the roof rail/grab handle hit was low.
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Audi A7 – going on sale for model year 2009 in Europe and shortly thereafter in calendar 2009 in North America.
Audi’s case for building the A7 is bolstered by the CLS’ strong sales and the healthy ongoing global forecast for luxury vehicles.
In fact Audi is not the only manufacturer with plans in this area, as both Jaguar and Volkswagen have been working on their own rivals for the CLS. In Jaguar’s case it will be the upcoming XJ replacement, however we have to wonder if new VW Group boss (and former Audi Chairman) Dr. Martin Winterkorn will keep the supposedly Passat-based VW project alive.
The Audi A7 will not readily compete with BMW’s 6-series as previously speculated by other publications. The vehicle has been designed specifically with rear occupant comfort in mind — a noteworthy differentiator from the traditional luxury coupe. The wheelbase, while very close to the Audi A6’s, will be an all new design.
This so-called “large car wheelbase” will not only ensure the aforementioned rear passenger comfort, but will make the car look bigger than the A6. Expect to also see less front overhang than in the A6 range.
Although not the first to take advantage of Audi’s new powertrain architecture (the upcoming A5/S5 coupes and Q5 “small” crossover will be the very first Audis to do so), the A7 will benefit from the relocated engine and transmission.
This MLP (Modular Longitudinal Platform) platform gets its name from its ability to service many vehicles within the Audi lineup (the aforementioned A5/S5, Q5, next generation A4 as well as the A6, A7 and A8). Everything from electronics to drivetrains can be interchanged to allow for customized architectures for each model as required.
The A7, as with all MLP vehicles, will see the engine and transmission moved further back behind the axle which in turn will provide significantly improved handling and driving dynamics.
Powerplant decisions have not been finalized at this time, but both gasoline and TDI offerings will definitely be available at launch. The most sought after European engine is thought to be a 4.2-liter TDI with its 326 horsepower and massive 650 Newton meters of torque available between 1600 and 3500 rpm.
Closer to home, despite Audi’s recent North American diesel powerplant announcements, we hear that the Audi A7 will initially come to the US with only the 4.2-liter FSI gasoline powerplant. In addition to the 4.2 TDI expect both a gasoline and a V6 TDI offering at launch in Europe (and for the all-important Chinese market) with a V6 TDI available in North America approximately six to nine months after the initial gasoline-powered Audi A7 4.2 goes on sale here.
Plans are already well under way to also offer an S-version of the A7. The S7 will benefit from the S6’s Lambo-derived V10 powerplant, and will include larger high performance wheels and tires, an adjustable sport suspension and unbeatable performance in the segment. The S7 will be available in 2010.
Audi believes it can nearly create the illusion of a true two-door coupe vehicle while still retaining all four doors in the A7. The use of frameless door glass is a big contributing factor here, but Audi is also looking at ways to hide the rear door handle by integrating it into the black triangle assembly behind the rear window.
With no traditional rear door handle and the appearance of a “single piece of glass” uninterrupted by a B-pillar the vehicle presents a credible coupe facade.
A recent mock-up of the A7 actually included a conventional rear door handle on one side and a hidden door handle on the other in order to give executives and designers better means to evaluate the concept.
The exterior of the A7 will of course employ Audi’s corporate “face” with a single frame grille.
Highlighting the front, however, will also be the liberal use of LED lighting not only for the integrated fog lights, but also for the headlights themselves (as in today’s R8 sports car). An all-glass roof much like the open sky system available in both the A3 and Q7 models has been considered, although we hear that this option may not be available until (or rather “if”) the A7 is sold as a true two-door coupe.
All new colors are being developed to specifically highlight the A7’s graceful shape, with both a metallic white and a highly speckled metallic black looking particularly striking.
Inside the A7, Audi will continue with its absolute mastery of interior beauty and comfort. Given the positioning of the A7 we will be seeing A8-like colors and materials utilized throughout. The rear seats will not be bench style, but rather multi-function, bucket-type seating for improved passenger comfort.
There has been ongoing speculation regarding two-door coupe and convertible A7 variants. Audi seeks to fill a specific market opportunity with the four-door coupe A7 and will not make decisions regarding variants until initial sales performance of the four-door coupe is measured. Both a two-door coupe and convertible A7 have of course been designed in concept, but Audi’s current production plans do not yet include either.
It is difficult to predict pricing for the Audi A7 this far in advance of its availability, but one need only look at the current premium between the Mercedes-Benz CLS and E-Class to get guidance that the Audi A7 will sell at a premium of 15-20% above the A6 range.
Practicality and convention often dictate restraint in automotive design. Amongst the exclusive raw materials and months of calibrating and tweaking lies a passion for human propulsion.
A passion that turns our inspired ideas into Audi cars. A passion cultivated in every corner of our being to produce such stunning examples of automotive ingenuity like the all-new Audi S5.
A performance coupe that speaks volumes about Audi’s determination to build a true sport driver’s car.
Dreams become lofty concepts. Lofty concepts turn into detailed sketches.
Detailed sketches become exquisite models. Exquisite models become pure automotive sculptures. All proving that if we can dream it, we can build it.
The result is a car where form blends harmoniously with function. When that function is raw power and clairvoyant handling, it’s only natural the form be equally as titillating.
The flowing lines and aggressive stance stir the emotions and summons your passion for remarkable automotive design. Then it happens. You fall in love at first glance. Upon closer inspection, you begin to witness years of innovative design deceptively hidden behind a sleek, single frame grill, nestled behind the jeweled LED-styled tail lights and residing in every gleam of light emanating from the 18″ aluminum wheels.
It’s a love affair that goes far beyond reason and propriety. The makings of which can only be described as true love.
Overall length: 182″
Overall width: 73″
Overall height: 54.1″
A quick glance behind the sleek exterior curtain will open you to a world of Audi innovation and progressive interior design. 2+2 Coupe seating embraces driver and passenger while aluminum optic air vents supply 3-zone air conditioning to coddle the senses.
An available MMI interface provides the driver with one-finger access to a symphony powered by a Bang & Olfusen sound system, a smarter navigation system and even the nearest 4-star hotel.
Decades of driver feedback and luxurious influence are to be found in every cabin detail and behind every smile on its occupants.
The experience begins with a powerful V8 FSI engine, which boldly produces 354hp and 325lb-ft of torque. Meticulous weight-distribution allows the aggressive design to take full advantage of the dynamic engine characteristics.
To keep this unbridled power under complete control, we offer the predictable yet exhilarating handling dynamics of quattroÂ® all-wheel drive. This proprietary handling technology offers an unparalleled sport-tuned suspension mated to progressive chassis design. A wide 108.3in wheelbase, the widest in the sport coupe segment, helps provide direct feedback to your most aggressive steering demands.
At the center of the Audi S5 is a 6-speed manual transmission to take advantage of the car’s sporty handling and aggressive driving dynamics.
Since 2001, Audi has dominated with FSIÂ® technology at Le Mans. This paid off with an unbroken string of victories until an Audi TDI engine picked up the baton in 2006. With FSIÂ®, the fuel is injected directly into the combustion chamber, which in turn boosts combustion efficiency and engine performance.
Simple. Elegant. Intuitive. These words perfectly describe the innovative Audi MMI (Multi-Media Interface) system. The simple terminal distills advanced technology into a natural easy-to-use interface. MMI connects you with every advanced system of the Audi S5, making a remarkable vehicle an intuitive extension of yourself.
Advanced parking system.
Using ultrasonic sensors to measure distance, Parktronic emits an intermittent warning tone to indicate how far the car is from an obstacle. A rear view camera displays in your S5’s MMI screen for even more sophistication and easier parking.
Bang & OlufsenÂ® Sound System.
12-speaker sound system with 465 digitally amplified watts. Microphone-based noise compensation ensures optimum sound under varying road conditions and speeds.
Audi MMI (new)
Audi’s MMI in-car command system is one of the most intuitive offered by an OEM, but that isn’t stopping Audi from piling on the improvements.
The screen is now a seven-inch, 800×400 TFT display, being fed info from a high-capacity hard disk, a DVD drive, and an NVIDIA graphics chip. It also gets an eight-way joystick on the central knob, which means you can make mouse-like movements on the screen for point-and-click ease.
In addition to all that, there are simpler vocal inputs, 3-D maps, a 10,000-number phone book, and two processors so that everything can run at the same time. It will arrive in the U.S. with the Q5 later this year, but in the mean time, you can get all the details in the lengthy press release after the jump.
Audi is increasing its lead in infotainment technology even further. A new generation of the MMI, the supreme solution for multimedia, communication and operation, has been announced.
With a high-capacity hard disk, a DVD drive and an automotive grade NVIDIATM chip for graphics processing, it is much more versatile and its performance is higher than ever before. The new MMI’s first appearance will be in the all-new Audi Q5.
New joystick control- The basic operating principle has been retained, but the innovative joystick makes it even more convenient.
This joystick is located on the central knob and can be moved in eight directions within the navigation map screen – with high precision and the sense of quality that the Audi driver expects. For example, now you can easily navigate to a location on the screen and just point and click for directions.
New Display- For the new MMI, Audi has provided a large TFT display measuring seven inches from corner to corner. It is located in an ergonomically favorable position high up on the center console.
With the very high resolution of 800 x 480 pixels and LED backlighting, this monitor supplies an exceptionally sharp image with plenty of contrast. Even in poor light conditions, the colors are intense and the text is crisp.
3D map displays-The driver can choose between the conventional two-dimensional view and the new 3D images.
These modes feature a birds-eye perspective of the map area, with plenty of carefully presented detail including real-time traffic information, and while in 3D orientation, the various topographies are shown throughout the entire US. Another new feature is that the outlines of buildings in many major cities are displayed to help with orientation while navigating.
Additionally, the most important buildings in large cities appear in near-authentic-detail, as well as several branded point-of-interest icons.
Vocal Input- If the driver uses voice input to load a destination into the navigation system; this can now be done without spelling out the individual letters.
The new MMI understands complete words in a number of languages.
The same applies to the new high-performance telephone directory, which can store up to 2,000 entries each with five numbers for each user.
The telephone is even more convenient to use with the new MMI. Additionally a speech-to-text engine is used so you no longer have to create voice tags for every name in your directory. A digital voice processor ensures the best hands-free quality; while voice outputs are through the car’s sound system.
Music and Entertainment: the DVD drive-The new MMI has an integral drive for video DVDs; the new joystick function on the control knob is especially practical for this, as it enables you to quickly navigate title menus and screen selections.
When played back with the optional sound systems, DVD soundtracks can be heard in Dolby Digital 5.1 multi-channel sound and other frequently used formats. For safety reasons, the picture is only displayed when the car is standing still.
The system also plays music from CDs and SD cards, including those coded MP3, AAC and WMA.
Additional technical modules have made the MMI even more attractive. The optional Audi Music Interface makes a perfect connection with an mp3 player, for instance the customer’s iPod. The complete menu structures and contents appear on the MMI display, and control is at the MMI terminal or the multifunctional steering wheel.
The Sirius Radio display has also been updated on the new MMI. Without interrupting music, or changing stations, users are now able to preview the artist and track title on other Sirius stations.
MMI Tech- One of its key components is the hard disk; 10 GB of its 40 GB capacity can be used as a jukebox, to store up to 2,000 tracks, all sorted for easy access.
The hard disk also contains navigation data and an electronic logbook for the car.
Two processors, an 800 MHz chip and a 500 MHz digital signal processor, allow all applications – navigation, voice input, telephone and audio functions – to operate simultaneously. Using the 3D graphics processor from Californian 3D chip manufacturer NVIDIATM gives the MMI access to the third dimension.
Audi has used this chip’s outstanding performance with graphics for the first time to provide a genuine 3D map display – a ‘digital topographical model’.
With this processor, the screen display sets new standards with its attractive display layout, high resolution, and presentation quality, smooth animation and cross fading.