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Is my Audi MMI 2G or 3G?

Is your Audi MMI a 2G or 3G system?  Use the following steps to know for sure. The MMI must be 3G to be compatible with  The CoolStream CarPro. The CarPro is not compatible with the Audi 2G system.

The CoolStream CarPro for Audi works with all 3G Audi stereos and Lamborghini, Jaguar, Land Rover, Range Rover, vehicles with a factory installed iPod MMI cable.

Therefore, identifying your Audi MMI stereo system as 2G or 3G will determine if the CoolStream CarPro is a viable Bluetooth music streaming solution for your car.

The best way to find out the MMI system of your Audi is to ask the car.

Is your Audi MMI 2G or 3G you need to ask the car.

The most dependable method of determining which MMI version you have in your car is to ask the car.  Screen size, SD slots, single CD players, or 6 CD changers can be clues to what you may have, but the software version you see on the screen in your car is definitive.

  1. Enter the car menu by pressing the Car Button.
  2. Press the Setup or Menu button on the radio.
  3. Go to Settings and scroll down to Version info.
  4. Match the prefix with the following list to determine your MMI model.
If you see an SW version, your system is 2G and will not work with the CarPro.

• MMI 3G Low/Basic: BNav_XX_XXXXX
• MMI 3G High: HNav_XX_XXXXX


This comparison chart gives some examples of what the different MMI versions will look like on your infotainment screen.

Audi MMI systems from 2G to 3G have evolved over time to include new technology innovations to create a better user experience.






Audi installed MMI 2G up until 2011 in several Audi model series.

Owning one of these cars does not automatically mean you have 2G.  But your chances are significantly higher.

Audi A Series

Audi A4 – 2009, 2010

Audi A5 – 2008, 2009

Audi A6 – 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Audi A8 – 2002 – 2011

Audi Q Series

Audi Q7 – 2007, 2008, 2009

Audi R Series

Audi RS6 – 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011


Why are there so many MMI designations in Audi vehicles?

Like all Multimedia Interface systems, the Audi MMI system is the brain that controls the connections between various systems in your car.  Over time, as new technology innovations became available, MMI systems followed suit. The Audi MMI system has evolved and will continue to give drivers a better user experience. The later versions of the Audi MMI will accommodate things like better navigation, higher screen resolution, DVD players, WiFi hotspots, etc.

CoolStream CarPro for Audi works with all 3G stereos in Audi A4, A5, A6, A8, S4, S5, S6, Q5, Q7, TT with OEM cable. Cable is not included.

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