What are Differences Between Autel MaxiIM IM508 and IM608 pro
Autel IM508 & IM608 Pro both are professional key programming tools that combines comprehensive key programming, all systems diagnostics and hot service functions without breaking your bank.
You can first browse the complete comparison table of IM508 and IM608 Pro. We have marked the key parts and indicated the accessories that need to be matched if you need to support a certain function.
|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|
|Smart Mode(Guided and Automated Key Learning Function)||Standard Functions||Standard Functions|
|Auto Detect Make/Model/Year/System||Standard Functions||Standard Functions|
|Read PIN(Add Key/All Key Lost)||Standard Functions||Standard Functions|
|Key Generation/Key Learning/Remote Learning||Standard Functions||Standard Functions|
|IMMO ECU Reset/Adaption||Standard Functions||Standard Functions|
|IMMO ECU Refresh/Coding||Standard Functions||Standard Functions|
|Backup/Restore IMMO Data||Standard Functions||Standard Functions|
|BENZ 3rd Generation IMMO Add Key, All Key Lost via OBD||Need XP400 Pro||Standard Functions|
|Read/Write/Erase Benz ESL_W209 / W906 Data||Need XP400 Pro and IMKPA||Need IMKPA|
|Benz OE NEC Key Learning||Need XP400 Pro and IMKPA||Need IMKPA|
|Volkswagen MQB Key Learning via OBD||Standard Functions||Standard Functions|
|Volkswagen/Audi 4th Generation IMMO Key Learning||Standard Functions||Standard Functions|
|Volkswagen/Audi 5th Generation IMMO Key Learning||Standard Functions||Standard Functions|
|BMW FEM/BDC Key Learning and Adaption||Standard Functions||Standard Functions|
|BMW CAS4/3/2/1 Key Learning||Standard Functions||Standard Functions|
|BMW EWS3 Key Learning||Need XP400 Pro and IMKPA||Need IMKPA|
|2015-2019 Jaguar Land Rover Write Key via Dump||Need XP400 Pro||Standard Functions|
|Volvo Smart Key/Fobik Smart Key Learning||Need XP400 Pro||Standard Functions|
|Volkswagen/AUDI/BMW Key Unlock||Need XP400 Pro and IMKPA||Need IMKPA|
|All Systems for Over 80 Makes||Standard Functions||Standard Functions|
|Active Test||/||Standard Functions|
|ECU Coding||/||Standard Functions|
|Complete Service Functions||Basic||Advanced|
|Rechargeable Li-ion Battery||5000 mAh||15000 mAh|
|Multilingual Support||Standard Functions||Standard Functions|
|Limited One Year Warranty||Standard Functions||Standard Functions|
Note:XP400 Pro can be purchased separately.
Some listed functions are manufacture dependent. Constantly update MaxiIM for current vehicle coverage. Update software on a regular basis to get the latest tool features.
But which is the best one? and what’s the difference between them?
For the different functions of the IM series tools, we introduce them from three aspects: IMMO, Diagnostics, Feature.
As a locksmith or a mechanic, the most common situation you may encounter in your daily work is to add new keys or all keys lost for different brands of models. Therefore, the main difference is the anti-theft system level of different brands of models. The anti-theft level of Mercedes-Benz and BMW is the highest, and the corresponding use of Autel IM series tools to read the password will take longer. BMW and Mercedes-Benz have different levels of anti-theft systems on models of different production years. That is to say, if you need IM series tools to support the IMMO function of Mercedes-Benz third-generation anti-theft system or BMW CAS 4, then XP400 Pro+IMKPA must be equipped.
The Autel MaxiIM family of products combines key prorgramming and All Systems Diagnostics functions. In order to facilitate comparison, the diagnostic level of IM508 is similar to that of MK808 (MX808). It can support system-wide code reading and clearing, and supports up to 25 reset services. The diagnostic level of IM608 is similar to that of MK(MS)908. In addition to the basic code reading and clearing and reset services, it also has Bi-Directional Control (Active Test), guide function and ECU Coding (not support Benz).
After we introduced the key programming and diagnostic functions of the MaxiIM series, we will compare the parameters of the two tablets. First of all, the hardware of IM608 is undoubtedly an upgraded version of IM508, with larger screen, battery circuit, better processor and resolution and so on. If you have requirements for the user experience and want the device to have powerful hardware parameters, then there is no doubt about choosing the IM608 tablet.
Which option should I choose?
When to choose Autel MaxiIM IM508+XP200?
If you need to do Japanese car(Toyota,Suzuki,Mitsubishi,Honda) and other vehicle,but not need to do Europe vehicle key programming(such as Benz). and not need powerful all system diagnostic function,you can choose Autel MaxiIM IM508+XP200.
When to choose Autel MaxiIM IM508 + XP400 Pro?
If you buy Autel MaxiIM Tool is for key programming, need to do BMW,Benz Key Programming, we recommend you buy IM508 +XP400 Pro, it is more economic,has better price than IM608 and has most powerful Autel IMMO function.
When to choose Autel MaxiIM IM508 + XP400 Pro + G-BOX 2 + APB112 + IMKPA?
APB112 and G-BOX2 can help you reduce the waiting time for Mercedes-Benz to perform all keys lost function, from 100 minutes to about 10 minutes. And when you are equipped with XP400 Pro and IMKPA, the IM tool has the top IMMO function, especially if you need to be able to support the following functions: Read/Write/Erase Benz ESL_W209 / W906 Data, Benz OE NEC Key Learning, BMW EWS3 Key Learning, Volkswagen/AUDI/BMW Key Unlock. Then choose this set to do your job well.
When to choose Autel MaxiIM IM608?
The power of the IMMO function depends on the accessories such as the XP400 Pro key programming tool and the IMKPA adapter kit. The choice on the tablet is mainly about diagnostic functions and parameters. If you want to choose a complete set of tools for your medium and large repair shop, then choose the IM608. If you have a special diagnostic tool and just want a professional key programming tool, then choosing the IM508 with other accessories is a more affordable option.