I purchased a 2010 Q5 and quickly realized that the MMI SW and map database are now down-rev. I gleamed the following from Wikipedia:
MMI 3G+ Software versions:
Software Version: Details
HNav_US_P0110_D1: Shipped with 2010 Q5 Models for North-American market
HNav_US_P0118_D1: North-America - Factory installed, fixes issue with punctuations in street names
MMI 3G+ Navigation Database Versions:
Nav. Database Version: Details
8R0-060-884-A NAR 5.2.3: North-America
8R0-060-884-F NAR 5.3.4: Shipped with 2010 Q5 Models for North-American market
8R0-060-884-P NAR 5.4.7: North-America
8R0-060-884-AD NAR 5.5.5: North-America - Factory installed, fixes issue with punctuations in street names
8R0-060-884-AL NAR 5.5.6: North-America 2011/2012
I have the version in bold
Is there any benefit to upgrading the software? Is it even possible? Could there by any features or improvements I may be missing out on?
Same question regarding the maps... My dealer quoted me ~$200 to upgrade the map database. Yikes! Is that the only option? Can maps be hacked or downloaded from other sources? Are the newer maps noticeably better than the old ones?
Any guidance or education would be appreciated.