MMI Navigation Standard Key features: Wi-fi, Carplay, Android Auto
WHEN it comes to infotainment, the new Q5 has its rivals cornered. Sport models and above get Audi’s MMI Navigation with a central screen – a seven-inch unit as standard. But our car had the £1,100 Technology Pack, which upgrades this to an 8.3-inch display.
If you want the 12.3-inch Virtual Cockpit digital dial pack fitted here, it will cost another £250, and can only be specified with the Technology Pack. But it’s a worthwhile extra, because it gives you the flexibility to have the sat-nav map in front of you and the main screen controlling in-car entertainment, for example.
There are lots of features on offer, with the Tech Pack adding a three-year subscription to Audi’s Connect Infotainment Services. This gives you Google Earth and Street View, as well as access to apps, online news and weather. The subscription also provides 4G Internet access, turning the Q5 into a wireless hotspot. Apple Carplay and Android Auto are fitted as standard as well. FOR & AGAINST
In-car Wi-fi, Apple Carplay and Android Auto, slick screens and user interface
Virtual Cockpit not standard on S line model, smaller screen needs upgrading
MODES Audi Drive Select lets you pick from range of settings via MMI dial. Or use pad to ‘write’ out destination
SCREEN Our test car’s central display is upgraded to 8.3 inches from seven inches. Nav and menus are easy to use