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How to identify my Audi Car radio / Entertainment System (Head Unit)?

This post is created to help you to identify your Car Radio / Audi Entertainment System or as we call here Head Unit. Every unit has a description of their functionality and what type of devices can be retrofitted to it. After you have recognized the type of unit installed in your car then you can check in our website for other accessories available for your vehicle like Bluetooth handsfree car kits, Digital TV, Digital Radio, Rear View Camera, Parking systems and iPod, iPhones USB Adapters.

Radios – Generation l

Chorus l

  • Radio/Cassette
  • AM/FM
  • Single Din
  • No External Device Output
  • Production Dates 1998 – 2001
  • Model Fitment A2,A3,A4,A6,A8,TT
  • It is NOT possible to Retro-fit an Auto Changer or I Pod Adapter to this unit
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Concert l

  • Radio/Cassette/Single CD
  • AM/FM
  • Double Din
  • External Device Output
  • Production Dates 1998 – 2001
  • Model Fitment A2,A3,A4,A6,A8
  • It is possible to Retro-fit an Auto Changer, but NOT an I Pod Adapter to this unit
  • Retro-fitted Auto Changed without MP3 functionality
Concert I audi head unit

Symphony l

  • Radio/Cassette/Single CD
  • AM/FM
  • Double Din
  • External Device Output
  • Production Dates 1998 – 2001
  • Model Fitment A2,A3,A4,A6,A8
  • It is possible to Retro-fit an Auto Changer, but NOT an I Pod Adapter to this unit
  • Built in CD Player without MP3 functionality
Symphony 1

Radios – Generation ll

Chorus ll

  • Radio/Cassette
  • AM/FM
  • Single Din
  • External Device Output
  • Production Dates 2002 – 2006
  • Model Fitment A2,A3,A4,A6,A8,TT
  • It is possible to Retro-fit an Auto Changer and the iPod Adapter to this unit
  • Retro-fitted Auto Changer without MP3 Functionality
Chorus 2 audi head unit

Concert ll

  • Radio/Single CD Player
  • AM/FM
  • Single Din
  • External Device Output
  • Production Dates 2002 – 2006
  • Model Fitment A2,A3,A4,A6,A8,TT
  • It is possible to Retro-fit an Auto Changer and the iPod Adapter to this unit
  • CD Player without MP3 Functionality
concert 2 audi head unit

Symphony II

  • Radio/Cassette/Auto Changer(6 Disc)
  • AM/FM
  • Double Din
  • External Device Output
  • Production Dates 2002 – 2006
  • Model Fitment A2,A3,A4,A6,A8
  • It is possible to Retro-fit an Auto Changer and the iPod Adapter to this unit
  • CD Auto Changer without MP3 Functionality
  • Retro-fitted Auto Changer without MP3 Functionality
Symphony 2

Radios – Generation ll+

Chorus ll+

  • Radio/Single CD Player
  • AM/FM
  • Double Din
  • External Device Output
  • Production Dates 2006 – Present Day
  • Model Fitment A3,A4,TT
  • It is possible to Retro-fit an Auto Changer and the I Pod Adapter to this unit
  • CD Player without MP3 Functionality
  • Retro-fitted Auto Changer without MP3 Functionality
chorus 2+

Concert ll+

  • Radio/Single CD Player
  • AM/FM
  • Double Din
  • External Device Output
  • Production Dates 2006 – Present Day
  • Model Fitment A3,A4, TT
  • It is possible to Retro-fit an Auto Changer and the iPod Adapter to this unit
  • CD Player with MP3 Functionality
  • Retro-fitted Auto Changer without MP3 Functionality
concert 2+

Symphony ll+

  • Radio/Auto Changer(6 Disc)
  • AM/FM
  • Double Din
  • External Device Output
  • Production Dates 2006 – Present Day
  • Model Fitment A3,A4,TT
  • It is possible to Retro-fit an Auto Changer and the iPod Adapter to this unit
  • CD Auto Changer with MP3 Functionality
  • Retro-fitted Auto Changer without MP3 Functionality
Symphony 2+

Radios – Generation lll

Concert lll

  • Radio/Single CD Player
  • AM/FM
  • SD/MMC Drive
  • Double Din
  • TMC
  • No External Device Output
  • Phone Prep Controller
  • Production Dates 2007 – Present Day
  • Model Fitment A4, A5, Q5
  • It is Not possible to Retro-fit an Auto Changer and the I Pod Adapter to this unit
  • Built in CD Player with MP3 Functionality
  • SD/MMC Drive, Audi recommend card limit of 2GB (any higher could lead to a loss of functionality)
  • Concert lll is also available (as an option) with a DAB tuner. This cannot be retrofitted
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Symphony lll

  • Radio/Auto Changer(6 Disc)
  • AM/FM
  • SD/MMC Drive
  • Double Din
  • No External Device Output
  • Phone Prep Controller
  • Production Dates 2007 – Present Day
  • Model Fitment A4, A5, Q5
  • It is Not possible to Retro-fit an Auto Changer and the I Pod Adapter to this unit
  • Built in CD Auto Changer with MP3 Functionality
  • SD/MMC Drive, Audi recommend card limit of 2GB (any higher could lead to a loss of functionality)
  • Symphony lll is also available (as an option) with a DAB tuner. This cannot be retrofitted
symphony 3

Navigation Systems (Stand alone) 

2x Running Systems

  • Basic Navigation System (BNS)
  • Radio Navigation System (RNS)

2x versions of each running system

  • BNS 4.0 (PR-7Q9)
  • BNS 5.0 (PR-8AY)
  • RNS-D (PR-8AY)
  • RNS-E (PR-8AY)

Normally with Basis Navigation Systems the route is displayed in Red (Monochrome) and with Radio Navigation Systems the route is displayed in Colour

BNS 4.0 Navigation (PR-7Q9)

  • CD Based Navigation
  • Monochrome Display (Red)
  • Route displayed via DIS
  • Individual Country Discs (PR-7RF)
  • Production Dates 1998 – 2003
  • Model Fitment A4 ,A6, A8
BNS 4.0 NAV navigation head unit

 BNS 5.0 Navigation (PR-7Q9)

  • CD Based Navigation
  • Monochrome Display (Red)
  • Route displayed via DIS
  • Sat-Nav Corridor Function
  • Individual Country Discs (PR-7RF)
  • Radio/Single CD Player
  • AM/FM/LW
  • External Device Output
  • Phone Prep Controller
  • Production Dates 2006 – Present Day
  • Model Fitment A3,A4,TT
  • It is possible to Retro-fit an Auto Changer and the I Pod Adapter to this unit
  • CD Player with MP3 Functionality
  • Retro-fitted Auto Changer without MP3 Functionality
  • Corridor Function – allows you to navigate and listen to CDs simultaneously
BNS 5.0

RNS-D Navigation (PR-7Q2)

  • CD Based Navigation
  • Colour Display
  • Individual Country Discs (PR-7RF)
  • Radio/Single CD Player
  • AM/FM/LW
  • External Device Output
  • TV Tuner (Optional)
  • Production Dates 2006 – Present Day
  • Model Fitment A4,A6
  • It is possible to Retro-fit an Auto Changer and the I Pod Adapter to this unit
  • Retro-fitted Auto Changer without MP3 Functionality
RNS-D NAV

RNS-E Navigation (PR-7Q2)

  • DVD Based Navigation
  • MMI Operating Logic
  • European DVD Disc (PR-7QT)
  • Colour Display
  • Radio/Single CD Player
  • AM/FM/
  • 2x SD/MMC Drive
  • External Device Output
  • TV Tuner (Optional)
  • Phone Prep Controller
  • Production Dates 2004 – Present Day
  • Model Fitment A3,A4,TT
  • It is possible to Retro-fit an Auto Changer and the I Pod Adapter to this unit
  • CD Player with MP3 Functionality
  • Retro-fitted Auto Changer without MP3 Functionality
  • 2x SD/MMC Drive, Audi recommend card limit of 2GB (any higher could lead to a loss of functionality)
RNS-E NAV

MMI (MultiMedia Interface)

  • Uses the MOST (Media Orientated Systems Transport) ring
  • MOST ring uses optical data transfer
  • Data is transferred clockwise
  • MMI components are in series (If one component fails whole system will fail)
  • Controlled by the MMI interface (located on centre console)

3x versions available

  • MMI Basic Plus : 6.5” Monochrome Screen, 4x button operating unit, No Navigation
  • MMI Basic Plus Navigation (PR-8DP)
  • MMI High (PR-8YQ)

Navigation Systems (Via MMI)

  • Both controlled by an 8 button operating Unit (located in Centre Console)
  • Both systems have Dynamic Route Guidance via TMC (Traffic Message Channel)

MMI Basic Plus Navigation (PR-7Q9)

  • CD Based Navigation
  • Individual Country Discs (PR-7RF)
  • 6.5” Monochrome Display (Red)
  • Route displayed via DIS
  • Radio/Auto Changer
  • AM/FM/LW
  • External Device Output
  • Phone Prep Controller
  • Production Dates 2003 – Present Day
  • Model Fitment A4,A5,A6,A8,Q7
  • It is possible to Retro-fit an Auto Changer, but Not AMI to this unit
  • Retro-fitted Auto Changer has got MP3 Functionality
MMI Basic Plus NAV

 MMI High Navigation (PR-7Q2)

  • DVD Based Navigation
  • European DVD Disc (PR-7QT)
  • 7” Colour Display
  • Route displayed via DIS
  • Radio/Auto Changer
  • AM/FM/LW
  • External Device Output
  • TV Tuner (Optional)
  • Phone Prep Controller
  • Production Dates 2003 – Present Day
  • Model Fitment A4,A5,A6,A8,Q7
  • It is possible to Retro-fit an Auto Changer, and AMI to this unit
  • Retro-fitted Auto Changer has got MP3 Functionality
 MMI High NAV

Difference between MMI2G and MMI3G Systems

MMI 2G

  • 6.5 inches screen in the centre of the dash.
  • Bluetooth phone directory you could only have 160 entries.
  • Spoken selection of contacs with training
  • Navigation destination entry by spelling
  • 2D bird eye view only
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MMI 3G

  • Small joystick control the 2G does not have it (this is the main difference).
  • 7 inch screen in the center of the dash,
  • Can play DVD movies from the screen in the cockpit.
  • Resolution on the screen has been improved 4X so the image is crystal clear.
  • Bluetooth phone directory you can have up to 2,000 entries
  • SD card
  • Spoken selection of contacts without training
  • Navigation desination entry by uwing whole words
  • 2D bird eye view and 3D terrian model navigation

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