Audi has announced that its updated A6 and A7 Sportback models and new TT will be the first to feature optional music streaming through Napster and Aupeo!
The new connect service is part of Audi’s commitment to expanding its web-based services available to its customers.
To be able to use the new software, Audi owners must have the MMI navigation with infotainment system and the Audi connect option already fitted.
A free Audi “MMI connect” app can be downloaded to the owner’s smart phone giving drivers access to the services on the Napster music site and the Auepo! Radio service.
Audi customers can then easily stream nearly twenty million songs and thousands of audiobooks directly to the MMI – to do this the smartphone is connected to the MMI via Wi-Fi.
The new software will be available from the get go with the much awaited Audi TT which is set to go on sale next month.
From launch, the TT will come equipped with a 2.0-litre TFSI petrol engine producing 227bhp and will get you from a standstill to 62mph in just 4.9 seconds.
Early next year, a TTS model producing 307bhp from a turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol unit will be offered as will a more economical 2.0-litre TDI Ultra, which will reportedly achieve a frugal 65.7mpg.
A fully automatic soft-top roof will be fitted to every TT Roadster in the range. The fabric roof takes just 10 seconds to open and close, is lighter than ever before - a full 3kg less than the old model - and can be operated at speeds of up to 31mph.
The new TT Roadster also features additional underbody strengthening which Audi says will ensure that roof chop doesn’t spoil ride quality and handling dynamics.
The carmaker also claims that the improved insulation in the new roof has reduced in-car noise levels by up to six decibels.
Interior and exterior styling has been lifted from the Coupe, which allows for a sporty profile. A luxurious cabin, which features Audi’s virtual cockpit, is based around a 12.3-inch high resolution LCD display that replaces the traditional analogue dials.