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Offline robh

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S4 B8 versus B8.5 tips?
« on: September 16, 2018, 08:40:58 pm »
Looking at switching out wifes A4 B7 for an S4 B8 or B8.5.

I know the 8.5 is supposed to be better dual clutch box and moved away from hydraulic rack, but I'm really confused about the MMI stuff.

I've seen some B8's that look to have MMI 3G with nav and reverse cams, but then I've also seen some face lift B8.5 without nav or cam and don't look like they have MMI 3G?

If you want nav and reverse cam is there anything on the B8.5 that is fundamentally better?

Also seems even on modernish car like the bluetooth interface is total garbage with no audio streaming?  Not really keen on using a cable into the AMI port.
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Offline Alittletuningco

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Re: S4 B8 versus B8.5 tips?
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2018, 05:49:36 am »
B8.5 will have the 3G+ if it has the Nav variant installed. Which is a faster cleaner HMI than the 3G nav.

Also allows for Bluetooth streaming of music as well as phone with no extra wiring etc.