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Audi 2G MMI VS: Audi 3G MMI

Mar 16

When looking at a 2G Audi MMI system and a 3G Audi MMI system, unless you know what to look for, you could not tell them apart. First, the hardware is slightly different from an appearance standpoint as the 3G has a small joystick control and the 2G does not. With a 7 inch screen in the center of the dash, it is also bigger then the previous 2G at only 6.5 inches. The major changes have been made with the MMI (Multi Media Interface) user media & interface capabilaties. Leaving the 3 dimensional capabilaties of the navigation aside, you can now play DVD movies from the screen in the cockpit. The resolution on the screen has been improved 4X so the image is crystal clear. Also, with the Bluetooth phone directory you can have up to 2,000 entries where as with the 2G you could only have 160. Additionally, you no longer need to train for voice tags. Again, for today I will leave it at this and offer anyone with any additional information to feel free to leave your comments.
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This is a spreadsheet with the 2G VS: THE 3G MMI in detail.
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3G MMI control panel with center joystick.
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2G MMI control panel without center joystick.
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2009 Q5 3G MMI equipted with navigation and 7 inch screen.
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2009 A4 without navigation and 6.5 inch screen
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Do you have any further info? I just got my first Audi (the Q5) and there’s so much to figure out still …
Is there a complete list of recognized voice commands anywhere?

From Ian C. on March 17th, 2009

See your Sales Person and they will be able to provide you with the comple voice commands sheet.

From Scott Mitchell on March 18th, 2009

If I ordered my Audi A4 2.0T 2009 ON March 30, is there a chance they would slap in the 3G instead of the 2G? Its supposed to be delivered on June 25

From Hal on April 29th, 2009

Scott –

A month ago I purchased a 2009 Audi Q5. I dont have Navigation. How do I know if I have 2G or 3G MMI? It wont let me stream music through my iphone.

Is there a way to upgrade from a 2G to a 3G MMI and how much would it cost?

Thanks –

Jason

From Jason Villere on July 7th, 2009

Jason,
If you don’t have navigation then you don’t have 2G or 3G MMI. More importantly you will need to get from the Audi Parts Department a Blutooth adapter for your phone, this will allow you to stream music from your iPhone

From Scott Mitchell on July 8th, 2009

anyone knw if theres a way to upgrade a 2g mmi in an 09 A4 t a 3g?

From Tai on August 22nd, 2009

Hello,

Will MMI 3G be compatible with the 2007 A8L? Can the MMI be upgraded (not withstanding the Joystick or additional hardware?)

Would love to get the 3G on my A8 and would be willing to spend the $$ if reasonable.

From Amin on December 22nd, 2009

Hello,

I just receive my Q5, 2010 version (manufactured July 2009), without navigation. It has CD 6 disc changer (symphony) on the dash board, 1 SD card slot, color monitor and the MMI knob is located next to the gear shift, then it is 2G or 3G or No G at all?

From Sean on January 18th, 2010

All Q5’s with navigation have 3G, however if you don’t have navigation then you are correct it is no G. Enjoy your Q5 it is an amazing vehicle.

From Scott Mitchell on January 18th, 2010

HI i have a 09 audi a6 avant with sat nav and bluetooth it has audi multimedia, should this play dvd films?also i cant down load my contacts from my iphone 3gs.any ideas.

From Name (Ian Ratcliffe on June 8th, 2010

Is there a way to upgrade the 2G MMI in an ’09 A4 Prestige to the 3G MMI found in the ’10s?

From Matt on June 17th, 2010

Sound’s great! All cars by Audi are equipped with hi-tech components! Every car that drives today are comes with advanced electronic components that aids
the driver to its destination, like navigation systems that have become common on all cars. Audi Q5 Prices

From Siya thomas on August 17th, 2011

Now the MMI 3G downside. From a friend with a new A6…

Updating the 3G HDD unit
The process is to buy a so-called activation pack.
The pack contains the required codes which must be entered during the update process.
The process itself is only possible while the car is connected through the VCDS system with the central computer, i.e. in an Audi dealer workshop.
Again this process already requires documented passwords.
The Dealer has a 32GB SD Card as a “tool” which is required for installing the map data.
During the process a code/password is required 3 times.
The whole procedure will take more than an hour and the total expenditure will be in the region of 300 Euros!

There is absolutely no way around this!! Basically, Audi have you by the short and curlies for any updates. Smacks of extortion/restrictive practice. Illegal?

I have an A6 with the 2G MMI High, sucessfully updated the firmware to v55.7.0 myself, and have just bought a 2012 map dvd from an independent source (£40). I now have second thoughts about replacing it with a newer A6 with the 3G MMI HDD.

From Anonymous on November 22nd, 2011

hwat process did you use to update teh MMI 2G? I want to do this. what can you update in the MMI and what features do you gain after updating?

From Brett Robinson on November 22nd, 2011

Hi, I want to ask – I have 2 slots for SD cards, 2D navigation system, AUX in, and central console joystick like 2G MMI, what the f MMI I have 2G or 3G, ‘couse I have some thing from 2G and some extras from 3G 😕 thanks.

From Venelin Krystev on December 23rd, 2011

Any ideas what my 60 plate A6 S Line has?

From Rmjonny on January 3rd, 2012

I have some issues with this article as I have a 2011 A6 SE with no joystick and a 6.5″ screen but it has the 3G MMI with the 3G AMI harness attached to it. From what I can gather the 3G is the back end in to which the various peripherals attach (joystick console, 7″ screen etc.) and was standard regardless of button/screen from mid 2009.

Feel free to contradict as without a certain way of telling (through MMI secret menu or VAGCOM) I don’t know how you’d tell for sure.

From willow mouse on January 6th, 2012

I want to add my home location in my sat nav directory but it’s greyed out and can’t click on it can you help

From Sohail Adam on January 24th, 2012

Hi, I have an 07 S6 with a 2G system. How can I update the software and use a newer map. I can’t even get the map DVD to eject.

From Ged-b on February 15th, 2012

How can I upgrade my Audi A4 2009 MMI system to the 3rd generation?

From A Shii on February 19th, 2012

I think I have MMI 2G for my 2009 Q7, it has blutooth and navigation but i’d like to add total VR so that I can use all functions verbally. Not sure what I need to do to make this happen and would appreciate any assistance available.

Thank you in advance.

From William on March 12th, 2012

your Nav System is in component protection that only a dealership can unlock

From Thangnamo on March 31st, 2012

Can your independent source assist me with a 2012 Map DVD (South Africa), The dealers are charging £250 for the disc.

From Amu Lanny on April 3rd, 2012
From Simon Conway-Smith on April 3rd, 2012

i have an audi bearing chassis no WAUZCB8K701080, PLEASE LET ME KNOW WHAT IS THE MMI CONFIGURATION, CAN I ADD AN MUSIC INTERFACE TO IT TOSUPPORT IPOD & USB

From Ashwin Shah on April 11th, 2012

can i fit an audi music interface to the car bearing chasis no WAUZCB8K8BY701080

From Ashwin Shah on April 11th, 2012

Thanks will give them a try!

From Amu Lanny on April 11th, 2012

i have an aux port in my audi a8 but the all i can hear i the bass and the sound of music is really low what can i do ?

From sin eater on April 19th, 2012

Expandi have an aux port in my audi a8 but the all i can hear is the bass and the sound of music is really low what can i do my car model is 2007

From sweet jojo on April 19th, 2012

I have a 2008 Audi A3 with Navigation, 2 SD card slots but no joystick. Does this mean that I have the 2G MMI?

From Noel on April 22nd, 2012

Hi, useful article thankyou. Can you expand on the spreadsheet comparison please? Particularly the comment “SD card as data carrier” what does this provide? Thanks

From Sudhir Jethwa on April 27th, 2012

Hi, i have q7 manufactured in 2007 US model. I want to change the MMI display to play 3G map. can any one know my screen is ok to play 3d map and dvd? is my original display suppor this. The MMI knob is for sure 2G. I can only save 160 contacts.

From Jhony Rasool on August 1st, 2012

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