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Thought I'd post some details of my latest Audi. Have owned it for almost 2 months now, it's a 2011 4.2 V8. Not my first Audi V8, my first was a 2003 A6 C5 Allroad followed by a 2007 S4 B7 avant which I had for 2 years.

The original owner really went to town with the options, it came with sports diff and drive select, mmi 3G with HDD and DAB, DVD, cd changer & bluetooth, advanced key, panoramic roof, 20" alloys, electric heated mirrors & rear blind, comfort, sound and tech pack high, black optic pack, park plus and cruise.

Have made a few subtle mods already such as face lift auto gearknob, compass mirror, gloss black instrument cluster surrounds, debadged the 'V8' from the wings, fan spray jets.

Have started the install of a genuine Audi reversing camera and am currently collecting parts for RS5 rear spoiler. Already have the boot lid and spoiler and centre console switch.

Here is a picture as I bought it;

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and of the interior;
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and showing the face lift gearknob and gloss black surrounds;

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Really loving it, best car I've ever owned.
 

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Hiya Simon from another Simon, your car looks lovely mate!!! I too am currently loving my old S4 V8, that engine and gearbox are truly stunning!!
 

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Hiya Simon from another Simon, your car looks lovely mate!!! I too am currently loving my old S4 V8, that engine and gearbox are truly stunning!!
Thanks for the compliment about the S5.

Here are some pics of my old S4 B7 avant;

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With B5 S4 front and rear badges, chrome mirrors and twin single exhaust tips;

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A couple of minor moods to the looks that I've done recently, sprayed the rear diffuser matt and gloss black to match the black optic pack.

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also sprayed the front S5 grille badge black.

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Oh and fitted some yellow fog light bulbs.

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Was thinking about swapping the mirror covers for gloss black ones as well. What do people think, yes or no?
 

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I have the same year S5 in the same colour, with the same alloys, just on the Sportback and I love it! our cars would be twins, with mine the fatter slower one!

Previous owner the same, upgraded wheels, sunroof, audio/satnav pack, sports diff etc.

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I have the same year S5 in the same colour, with the same alloys, just on the Sportback and I love it! our cars would be twins, with mine the fatter slower one!

Previous owner the same, upgraded wheels, sunroof, audio/satnav pack, sports diff etc.

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Looking very nice. Post some pics of the interior if you don't mind.
 

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Love the black leather interior. I might change mine to alcantara and black leather if I find some at a good price. I have the piano black surround on my centre console and have swapped the instrument cluster surround for black. Have also swapped the gearknob for the later one.

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Updated the navigation maps on my MMI yesterday afternoon to ECE 6.31.1 , took almost 3 hours but went without a hitch!

Had already done the firmware update to K0257_6_D1.

Went from this;
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to this;
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I know it's not the latest version but It's better than the original maps.
 

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There is a thread on here about updating mmi maps;


I bought a set of SD cards that came with instructions from an eBay seller near me for £16. At the time I was unsure if the disks were genuine Audi items or not, I'm fairly sure now that they are copies as the instructions are also available in the above thread as a pdf download.

The maps I have are a newer version than above but I think they are available on here too.

If you weren't so far from me I would have let you borrow the disks I have.
 

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Hey dude, firstly thanks for the links I eventually got my mmi updated. I'm not sure on the camera side I'm afraid. I'd guess it's an mmi setting though. Have you got the green screen enabled? There's a load of options in there. I'll see if I can take a look at mine tomorrow and will shout if anything jumps out.
 

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Hey dude, firstly thanks for the links I eventually got my mmi updated. I'm not sure on the camera side I'm afraid. I'd guess it's an mmi setting though. Have you got the green screen enabled? There's a load of options in there. I'll see if I can take a look at mine tomorrow and will shout if anything jumps out.
I think the issue is with the calibration of the camera. When I first scanned the controller module with VCDS it was set to an A4 avant so I changed it to A5 coupe. From what I have found out myself so far is that a calibration should be done. I have downloaded the calibration guide and need to plot out the calibration device (VAS 6350) which I will do at work on monday.
 
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