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Autel MaxiIM IM508 vs IM608 II:What's the different between ?

  The Autel MaxiIM IM508 and IM608 Pro II are both popular IMMO products on the market, but they are very different in features and configurations. So how to choose the most suitable product for you?

Autel MaxiIM IM508 - Overview and Features

Autel MaxiIM 508 function picture

  Autel IM508 is a professional tool for IMMO and key programming with basic diagnostic and active testing capabilities. In the key programming function, IM508 and its matching XP200 can achieve key chip access and key information read, retrieve and write, EEPROM read and write and MCU basic read and write and other key related functions.

Autel MaxiIM IM608 II - Overview and Features

Autel MaxiIM IM608 ii immo key programmer

  The Autel IM608 II is the latest product from MaxiIM 2023, with a powerful hardware configuration and functional configuration, as well as a higher coverage model compared to the previous IM508.

Autel MaxiIM IM608 II vs Autel IM508 

Hardware comparison

  Compared with the IM508, the IM608 has greatly improved hardware configuration.

Hardware MaxiIM IM608II MaxiIM IM508
Android version Android 4.4 Android 10.0
RAM/ROM 1G/64G 4G/128G
Display 7.0 inch 10.1 inch
Battery capacity 5000mAh 15000mAh
DoIP /

IMMO function comparison

  The Autel IM608 Pro II is superior to the IM508 in anti-theft and key programming, but if the IM508 is paired with the XP400 Pro, its anti-theft and key programming features will be equal to or better than the IM608 Pro.

   IM608 Pro II = IM508 + XP400 Pro> IM608 = Autel IM508 + XP400> IM508

IMMO function MaxiIM IM608II MaxiIM IM508
Smart Mode Standard Functions Standard Functions
BENZ 3rd Generation IMMO Add Key, All Key Lost via OBD Need XP400 Pro
Read/Write/Erase Benz ESL_W209 / W906 Data Need XP400 Pro and IMKPA Need IMKPA
BMW EWS3 Key Learning Need XP400 Pro and IMKPA Need IMKPA

Key programming comparison

  The IM608 II is superior to the IM508 in key programming capabilities, but if the IM508 is paired with the XP400 Pro, then the Autel IM508 is equal to or better than the IM608 II in key programming capabilities.

Key programming function MaxiIM IM608II MaxiIM IM508
EEPROM Read/Write Basic Advanced
MCU Read/Write Basic Advanced
Immobilizer Read/Write Standard Functions Advanced
Engine Read/Write Standard Functions Advanced
Mercedes Infrared Key Read/Write Need XP400 Pro Standard Functions
Remote Frequency Detection Need XP400 Pro Standard Functions

Diagnostic function comparison

  Comparison of diagnostic functions :IM608 is equivalent to Autel Maxisys MS908 in diagnostic functions, while IM508 is equivalent to Autel MaxiCheck MX808. The diagnostic functions of IM608 IMMO key programmer are far ahead of IM508.

Dignostic function MaxiIM IM608II MaxiIM IM508
Auto VIN
read/clear DTCs
Live data
ECU information
Service function √(36+) √(28+)
Online ECU coding /
Online ECU programming √(Partial series of Benz,BWM) /
Brush hidden /
Guide function /
Remote Expert /

Comparison video of IM508 vs IM608 II

Autel MaxiIM IM508 - Who is for?

  IM508 is more suitable for Asian cars with relatively weak anti-theft system, and XP400 Pro can add key to Benz 3rd generation IMMO,all key lost,key learning and BMWc CAS4/3/2 key learning

  If your model is Asian, then theIM508 is a more cost-effective choice for you; In the case of Benz 3rd generation and BMW CAS 4/3/2, then you can choose the IM508 with the XP400 Pro, which is the most economical option, and it is more affordable than the IM608 II.

Autel MaxiIM IM608 II - Who is for?

  If you want to choose a key anti-theft tool that covers more models, but also has more advanced diagnostic functions, such as ECU online programming, online coding, remote experts. Then you can choose the IM608 II, which itself with the XP400 Pro, no additional purchase, can meet your higher requirements.

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