Autel MaxiSys Ultra vs. MaxiIM IM608

Autel comparison: Autel MaxiSys Ultra vs MaxiIM IM608.
IM608 VS Maxisys Ultra on Hardware
Autel IM608

Im608 Pro

Autel Ultra

Autel Ultra

Operating system Android 4.4.2, Kitkat Android 7.0 OS
Processor Samsung Exynos hexa-core Processor

(1.3GHz Quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 +

1.7GHz Dual-core ARM Cortex-A15)

Samsung Exynos8895V octa-core Processor (2.3GHz Quad-core Mongoose + 1.7GHz Quad-core A53) Processor
Memory 2GB+ 64GB 4GB RAM & 256GB On-board Memory
Display 10.1-inch LED capacitive touch screen with 1920×1200 resolution


Large 12.9’’ Touchscreen (2732 x 2048)
Connectivity Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac)
USB: 2.0
BT v.2.1 + EDR
SD Card (Support up to 32GB)
WiFix2 (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac 2×2 MIMO)

BT v.2.1 + EDR


USB 2.0 (Two USB HOST Type A, one USB mini device)

HDMI 2.0

SD Card (Support up to 256GB)


Camera (rear) 8.0 Megapixel, AF with Flashlight Rear: 16 Megapixel, Autofocus with FlashlightFront: 5 Megapixel


Sensors Gravity Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor (ALS) Gravity Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor (ALS)
Audio Input/Output


Dual Speakers
3-Band 3.5 mm stereo/standard headset jack

Dual Speakers

3-Band 3.5 mm stereo/standard headset jack

Power and battery 15000 mAh 3.8 V lithium-polymer battery
Charging via 12 V AC/DC power supply with the temperature between 0°C and 45°C
18000mAh 3.8 V lithium-polymer battery 8 hours continuous operation

Charging via 12 V AC/DC power supply with the temperature between 0°C and 45°C



NW: 1.42 kg (3.13 lb.) GW: 8.655 kg (19.08 lb.)


2.18kg (4.81 lb.)
Dimensions (WxHxD)


300 mm (11.81”) x 220 mm (8.66”) x 50 mm (1.97”) 366.5 mm (14.43″) x 280.9 mm
Protocol ISO 9142-2, ISO 14230-2, ISO 15765-4, K/L-Line, Flashing Code, SAE-J1850 VPW,
SAE-J1850 PWM, CAN ISO 11898, Highspeed, Middlespeed, Lowspeed and Singlewire CAN,
GM UART, UART Echo Byte Protocol, Honda Diag-H Protocol, TP 2.0, TP 1.6, SAE J1939,
SAE J1708, Fault-Tolerant CAN
DoIP, PLC J2497, ISO-15765, SAE-J1939, ISO-14229 UDS, SAE-J2411 Single Wire Can (GMLAN), ISO-11898-2, ISO-11898-3, SAE-J2819 (TP20), TP16, ISO-9141, ISO-14230, SAE-J2610 (Chrysler SCI), UART Echo Byte, SAE-J2809 (Honda Diag-H), SAE-J2740 (GM ALDL), SAE-J1567 (CCD BUS), Ford UBP, Nissan DDL UART with Clock, BMW DS2, BMW DS1, SAE J2819 (VAG KW81), KW82, SAE J1708, SAE-J1850 PWM (Ford SCP), SAE-J1850 VPW (GM Class2)
Size comparison between the Ultra and the IM608.

Ultra is HUGE. 13” screen is comfortable.
Carbon fiber back feels amazing.

Autel Ultra Vs Im608 1

Autel Ultra Vs Im608 2

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JVCI vs VCMI is a big difference too!



IM608 VS Maxisys Ultra on Sofware

Autel MaxiIM IM608/pro Autel MaxiSys Ultra
Programming Key programming only,

Does not do Mercedes and BMW online ECU programming

Does Mercedes and BMW online ECU programming.
IMMO Keys Comes with XP400, advanced key programming, all keys lost,m add key, change key etc No key programming,

anti-theft matching can disable lost key and add new key’s information program to ensure the security of your vehicle


Diagnostic Service Bi-directional control

Advanced full systems DIganosics for 80+ US, Asain and European makes and models

Read codes

Erase codes

Live data

ECU information

Active Test

Complete OBD diagnostics

Service functions

Bi-directional control

Advanced full systems DIganosics for 80+ US, Asain, and European makes and models

Read codes

Erase codes

Live data

ECU information

Active Test

Complete OBD diagnostics

Service functions

20+ Special service 20+ special service functions, Oil reset, EPB, TPMS, BMS, Auto bleeding, DPF, airbag reset, injector, SAS, suspension, throttle, Winn DR Roof, Seat, Odometer, Land change, Headlamp, CHG tire size, TEC learn, Cylinder, Turbocharging, Trans adaptation 26 Commonly Used Reset Functions for Fast Maintenance or Repairs +

Oil Reset, EPB, BMS, ABS Bleed, TPMS, Airbag Reset, DPF Reg., IMMO Service, Injector Coding, SAS Calibration, Suspension Calibration, Throttle Adaption, ABS/SRS, Gear Learning, Sunroof Initialization, Seats Calibration, Language Change, Headlight Matching, A/F Setting, WIN DR Roof, Odometer, CHG Tire Size, Cylinder, Turbocharging, Limit, Trans Adaption.


Topology module mapping No Yes,

Color coded all system status screen on supported vehicles

Split-screen display Yes, view multiple functions at once
Repair assist Guided procedures with DTC analysis and fault code solutions
Relevant cases DTC troubleshooting

Repair tips video library

5 in 1 VCM1 JVCI only Yes,  4-channel oscilloscope, waveform generator, multimeter, and CAN BUS tester 5 in 1
Scope Yes, built-in
Internal power supply Yes
VIN identification Auto VIN/Manual VIN Auto VIN/Manual VIN/ Scan VIN
Newest GM/Ford CAN FD Does not come with CAN FD protocol, requires a CAN FD adapter Already compatible with CAN FD adapter
Update service 1 Year Free Update 1 Year Free Update

From the comparison chart between Maxisys Ultra and MaxiIM IM608:

IM608 key program is better than Ultra. If you’re main to key programming, and hope has an advanced key programmer, then IM608 is best.

Maxisys Ultra could program the ECU of Benz and BMW, and have ECU coding function is a powerful ECU programmer and most advanced diagnostic scanner. And IM608 only could ECU code, could not program ECU of cars.

Autel IM608 vs Ultra Diagnostic Coverage

Ultra/Ultra lite supports Mclarn and Tesla diagnosis. IM608 does not.  Also the ultra has the ability to alter Bmw service history on the I drive.

Ultra supports latest D-PDU and DoIP CAN FD protocol, IM608 does not,m you will need IM608 II or IM608 Pro II.

The Benz and BMW Cloud based programming is not part of the IM608 functions. Only tools with it are: Elite, Ultra, MS909, MS919, MS908P, MS908SP, MK908P. They are different in many ways primarily im608 does not do scn coding. No ECU Programming with IM608 you’ll need Elite, MS909, MS919 or Ultra for that. Ultra can do Mertcedes SCN coding and BMW programming not just encoding.

The jcvi on ultra has an Ethernet plug on it and does much more programming because of it autel charges $999 for the ultra jcvi I asked autel this exact question they wouldn’t say yes but wouldn’t say no either they said maybe meaning yes it can do it but we prefer you buy both im608 and ultra.
They restrict 608 only with hardware needed to do the job alone the software is the same but you need the right type of jcvi for some programming
which jcvi works with 608 and is better than the one that comes with 608 ?
The ultra jcvi it’s silver and has an Ethernet port on the back.
The one the comes with 608 is blue and mucho weaker and cannot do the heavy programming portion of the one with Ethernet the one that is silver is $999 from autel
autel software is the same across all platforms it just requires different pieces to do different shit I never got the ultra jcvi I thought about it but honestly there’s better jcvi for that than autel cardaq3 is a good one there’s a number of different ones.

As in Ultra vs IM608? If so then NO. Different tools for different requirements. MaxiIM is a key tool with standard diagnostics – Ultra is an advanced Scantool with MB/BMW ECU Programming including a 4 channel scope.


In a nutshell, the IM608/IM608 Pro is an ms909 chassis built more specifically for doing keys and retains most all the diagnostic functions of the 909.
This is for the purpose of making sure a vehicle is squared away before doing key coding/programming while something else may not work properly.
From what I recall, the Ultra can do some key learning but not quite as much as the im608 but will have much more diag and ECU features compared to the 608.


im608 does 90% of keys in our experience. Its a learning curve, not going to be easy diy but after some research its a good tool. The j2534 lacks mega-can to work on newer Mopars. Diagnostics it can pull codes just like any other tool.. adaptions/calibrations – module programming 25% actually works. Air suspension on mb fails in auto mode.
Ultra- apparently does IMMO too “but not all keys lost”. diagnostics the same as 608. Addon we can see is battery analysis, inspection camera. Comes with scope included. The j2534 supports mega-can so the new Mopars it works. Tested.