Difference between Autel MaxiIM im608 Pro and im608

Let’s start this article with one user’s question: What is the difference between Autel MaxiIM im608 and im608 pro, can the Pro do scn coding? The answer is: Autel im608 Pro has a better serial programmer and a few other extra accessories. The software on the tablets are the same. the pro can’t do the scn coding. It requires a different tool.


Firstly, let’ look at this comparison table of Autel MaxiIM im608 Pro, im608, im508.

●Standard Functions ▲Need extra adapters    △Need XP400 Pro ○Need Xp400 Pro and extra adapters Autel IM608 Pro Autel IM608 Autel IM508
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Read / Write EEPROM Advanced Intermediate Basic
Read / Write MCU Advanced Intermediate Basic
Read / Write Immobilizer Advanced Intermediate
Read / Write Engine Advanced Intermediate
Read / Write Mercedes Infrared Key
Detect Remote Frequency
Smart Mode (Guided and Automated Key Learning Function)
Auto detect make /Model/Year/System
Read PIN (Add key / All key lost)
Key generation /Key Learning / Remote Learning
IMMO ECU Reset / Adaption
IMMO ECU Refresh /Coding
Backup /Restore IMMO data
Benz 3rd generation IMMO add key, all key lost via OBD
Read / Write/Erase Benz ESL_W209/W906 Data
Benz OE NEC Key Learning
Audi Q5/A4/A5 2015 -2017 Key learning via OBD
Volkswagen /Audi MQB add key, all key lost via OBD
Volkswagen /Audi 4th generation IMMO add key, all key lost via OBD
Volkswagen /Audi 5th generation IMMO add key via OBD
BMW FEM/BDC Key learning and adaption
BMW CAS4/3/2/1 key learning
BMW EWS3 key learninjg
2015-2019 Jaguar Land Rover write key via Dump
Volvo Smart key /Fobik smart key learning
Volkswagen /Audi/BMW/Benz key unlock
OE-Level Diagnostics
All systems for over 80 makes
MaxiFlash JVCI (J2534 ECU Reprogrammer)
ECU coding
Active test Basic
Complete Service functions Advanced Intermediate
Rechargeable li-ion battery 15000 mAh 15000 mAh 5000 mAh
Internet Updatable Wi-fi Wi-fi Wifi
One Year Warranty
Touchscreen 10.1 inch 10.1 inch 7 inch
Memory 64GB 64GB 32 GB
Processor Hexa-core Hexa-core Quad-core
Camera 8.0 Megapixed 8.0 Megapixed
Resolution 1920 ×1200 1920×1200 1024×600


And the comparison table of Autel XP400 Pro and XP400:

Features X400 Pro XP400
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Read/write EEPROM 445 different chip types newly added support (AM29FXXX series, MB29FXXX series) 330 chip types
Read/ write MCU 2067 chip types 1541 chip types
Read/write Engine ECU 41 chip types add write support for
40 chip types
read/ write Immoblizer ECU 181 chip types 168 chip types
 Read/write odometer read odometer module 171 types (update in July) read odometer module 9 types
Airbag read/
read airbag module 5 types read airbag module 5 types
Frequency detection 315/ 433/ 868MHz 315/ 433/ 868MHz
read/ write Key Support Support
Unlock key support 11 key types (Audi/ BMW) N/A
Write key via
Mitsubishi, Suzuki, fiat, landrover, Jaguar Mitsubishi, Suzuki, fiat landrover. Jaguar
Easy to use/
I.Stability of key read/ write, chip read/ write, IR key read/
write are greately enchanced.
2. menus are too vague and can’t select intuitively
3. with high-definiton wiring diagrams (not sufficiently
1. menus are too value and can’t select
2. with high-definiton wiring diagrams
(not sufficiently covered)


To learn the new adaptors with XP400pro, coverage of eeprom, MCU and immo ecu, please download Autel XP400 Pro User Manual.


XP400Pro programmer upgrade and improvements when comparing with XP400:  

Fixed the problem of connecting the XP400 to the vehicle ODB connector causing the burnout of the device.

Fixed the stabilityproblem of using APB102 IR key to read/write.

Upgrade the hardware of programmer, Chip read/write function is more stable and support moreEEPROM chips.

Fixed theproblem of EERPOM adaptor APB101 can’t read/write EEPROM chip and rename it as APA129.

Rename accessories APA104、APA105、APA106 as APA107、APA108、APA109.

APA108 and APA109 cable length is shorter than before, reducingthe signal interference.


XP400 Pro covers more chips

(1) EEPROM–>>AMD–>>AM29FXXX series chip;
(2) EEPROM–>> FUJITSU–>> MB29FXXXseries chip;
(3) EEPROM–>> ST–>> M29FXXXseries chip;
(4) Engine control module–>> ST–>> M29FXXXseries chip;
(5) IMMO–>> BENZ–>> ESL_W209_W906(Motorola) read/write/erase function;
(6) IMMO–>> BMW–>>EWS3 module read/write function;
(7) REMOTE_RENEW(renew key)–>> NEC–>> V51 and V57 chip read/write/erase;(Support original dealer key learning with key dump mode.)


XP400 Pro covers more adaptor board:

(1) APB113 PCF79XXadaptor;
(2) APB114 EWS3 adaptor;
(3) APB115 NEC Adapter;
(4) APB118 NEC ELV adaptor;
(5) APB119 TB28FXXXadaptor;
(6) APB120 TMS370adaptor;
(7) APB121 AM29FXXX Adaptor;
(8) APB122 AM29FXXX adaptor;
(9) APB123 AM29FXXX adaptor;
(10) APB126 M35080/D80 adaptor board;
(11) APB127 MC68HC0(7)05BXX adaptor;
(12) APB128 MC68HC05X32 adaptor;


X400pro supports 12 types of unlocking smart key:

BMW E Chasis remote control

OE 315 remote refresh

OE 868 remote refresh

Aftermarket remote control refresh

BMW F Chasis remote control

315 remote refresh

433 remote refresh

868 remote refresh

Audi–semi smart key



Audi–smart key








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