AUDI Q5

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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

FOR:

In-car Wi-fi, Ap­ple Carplay and An­droid Auto, slick screens and user in­ter­face

AGAINST:

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

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