How to Choose: Autel MaxiIM IM608 or IM508

Autel MaxiIM IM608 and IM508 are all-in-one key programming and diagnostic tool, it performs both all-make all-system diagnosis and immo functions. They have different price and also support different functions. How to choose, IM608 or IM508?  Let’s check comparison table first. (Please note that the standard package,IM508 is with XP200 key programmer, IM608 is with XP400 key Programmer and IM608 PRO is with XP400 pro key programmer)


Autel MaxiIM IM608 vs IM608 Pro vs IM508

Autel MaxiIM IM608 has same function and hardware as IM608 Pro, the only different is IM608 Pro is with XP400 Pro which has better IMMO function than IM608 which is with XP400. IM608 has better key programming and diagnostic function than Autel MaxiIM IM508, but when IM508 plus XP400 or XP400 Pro, it will has same IMMO function or more than IM608.

In IMMO Function: IM608 Pro = IM508+XP400 Pro > IM608 = Autel IM508 + XP400 > IM508

In Diagnostic Function: Autel MaxiIM IM608 = IM608 Pro >IM508. (Autel IM608 = Autel MaxiSys MS908, and IM508=Autel MK808.)

In Service Function: Autel MaxiIM IM608 = IM608 Pro >IM508

In Hardware: Autel MaxiIM IM608 = IM608 Pro >IM508

When to choose Autel MaxiIM IM508?

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.

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.

Autel MaxiIM IM508 With XP400 Pro

When to choose Autel MaxiIM IM608/608 Pro?

If you need both powerful key programming and diangosic function, you can buy IM608 or IM608 Pro which is the best All-in-0ne key programming and diagnostic tool.


(Note: The Detail Support Vehicle List and Functions Please check )


Autel XP400 vs XP400 Pro

Autel XP400 Pro MCU chip coverage

Autel XP400 Pro EEPROM chip coverage

Autel XP400 Pro IMMO ECU coverage

Autel XP400 Pro User Manual

User Feeback:

Buy Autel im508 with xp400 Pro or IM608 when I have Autel 908?

Question: “HI, am thinking of buying im508 with xp400 pro, because I already have Autel 908 diagnostic machine , what will the im608 do that the im508 will not do?
I already have AutoHex full for BMW coding, programming etc!
AVDI for PAS, Renault, Vauxhall and Mitsubishi
VVDI for VAG and MB
Lonsdor for Ford, Fiat etc
an MVP PRO for the old stuff …”

Answer: “If you have Autel 908 for diagnosis already, please just choose Autel IM508 + XP400 which equals IM608 Pro in terms of IMMO functions”.

Autel Maxiim IM508/608 is good to have. It’s good for Mercedes,no need tokens for online password calculation. Also good for VW,BMW,Honda,Toyota,Suzuki,Mitsubishi……