Identifying an RNS-E
Audi have a number of navigation systems, but we only support the RNS-E with our firmwares. Please don't ask us about their other systems. They are based on a completely different hardware platform which we know nothing about.
An RNS-E has a fold down screen which reveals the DVD drive and 2 SDCard slots. Additionally it has the text "Audi Navigation Plus" printed on the bottom of the bezel (except Seat versions). If your navigation system does not have these features, then it's NOT an RNS-E!
There were two different hardware models produced, which are usually referred to by the last 3 digits of their part numbers, either 192, or 193.
Here's how to tell the two models apart. You can check in the Engineering Menu “General -> Version” screen for the HU/Navi SW version if you are unsure.
192 RNS-E (up until late 2009)
- Maximum 2 x 4GB SD cards (does NOT support SDHC cards)
- 400 x 240 LCD screen
- CD/TV button
Version Screen shows HU/Navi SW V220
Destination entry has solid text box and frame border
193PU RNS-E (from late 2009 on)
- Maximum 2 x 32GB SDHC cards
- 800 x 480 hi-res LED screen
- MEDIA button
Version Screen shows HU/Navi SW V574
Destination entry has graduated text box and border