2021 Audi Models Will Deliver Cutting Edge Infotainment

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Coming to your new 2021 Audi model.

Just last week, Audi announced a slew of updates to its lineup for the 2021 model year. The most significant changes to the lineup included more power for the 2021 Audi A4 and Audi A5 as well as technology updates across the board. But amongst all of the important changes, Audi did not prominently highlight updates to its MMI infotainment technologies. Today, Audi has announced that most of its 2021 models will include generation 3 infotainment technologies called MIB 3 (Modular Infotainment Toolkit).

This list of vehicles that will receive MIB 3 includes the 2021 Audi A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, Audi Q3 (late arrival), Q5, Q7, and Q8. Audi says its model year 2021 vehicles are expected to go on sale in the second half of 2020.

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Not only is this new chipset 10 times faster than previous Audi hardware, but it also includes new features such as SiriusXM with 360L and hybrid digital radio and Function on Demand. SiriusXM with 360L adds more than 10,000 hours of on-demand content and a new "For You" function that discovers new content based on your listening preferences. Function on Demand will allow customers to purchase new features, such as built-in navigation, even if the vehicle was not optioned with it from the factory. Additional features will be added to Function on Demand at a later date.

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Vehicles with MIB 3 include an in-car Wi-Fi hotspot, which is more powerful than previous applications and now features connectivity of up to eight devices. Audi says its entry WiFi package has been optimized for audio streaming and remote work applications while customers who pay for Audi connect PLUS customers get access to full-speed, unlimited Wi-Fi through a 1 Gbps LTE Advanced Pro modem.

For 2021, Audi will also expand the availability of its Integrated Toll Module (ITM), which was first introduced on the 2019 Audi e-tron and 2020 Audi Q7. This feature will now be available on the Q5, Q8, A4, A5, A6, A7, and A8, allowing drivers to pay for tolls without having to mount a separate module on the windshield.

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