Audi's New MMI System Available on 2009 Q5
By KBB.com Editors on February 2, 2009 2:08 PMUpon its release in March, the 2009 Audi Q5 will be sporting more than just a sharp look and projected best-in-class city fuel economy; Audi will also be offering the latest version of its Multi-Media Interface (MMI) system. This new MMI has a sharper display, new joystick operation, speech-to-text functions, real-time traffic, DVD capability and an iPod interface. Thanks to an INVIDIA graphics chip, the upgraded display can now show 3-D renderings of buildings and other surroundings, which should aid in providing a more accurate depiction of your location when navigating. No more spelling out street names letter by letter, the advanced speech-to-text function allows the driver to simply say the destination address as the system understands whole words. And for those audiophiles out there, this MMI system can not only play DVDs, CDs and read SD cards, but it can also control your iPod and has a 10 GB jukebox that can store up to 2,000 songs, a couple of features that the old system didn't have. We can't wait to experience this system first-hand when the Q5 hits dealerships soon.