As soon as you enter your vehicle, it immediately connects via Bluetooth to your smartphone or tablet PC. Calls run via the hands-free system, which is operated from the multifunction steering wheel, the iDrive controller or voice control system. Your address book synchronises itself with the on-board computer system; you can listen to your playlists and use a wide range of office functions.
The mobile phone preparation with Bluetooth interface is available in all of the BMW model series. BMW cooperates with all the leading manufacturers so that you can use the latest mobile devices with maximum functionality. You can find out precisely which devices these are by checking your phones compatibility with BMW vehicles using the tool below. An optional snap-in adapter is required to ensure optimum functionality.
Easy listening: USB audio interface.
Get in and play immediately – the USB audio interface lets you integrate your MP3 player, Apple iPods, USB sticks and mobile phones seamlessly with the BMW Audio system. Music tracks are played in hi-fi quality via the loudspeakers and can be controlled using either buttons on the steering wheel, iDrive, the voice control system or radio buttons, according to the options available in your vehicle.
How do you navigate through a library of 10,000 songs? Preferably on the road using the vehicle's control functions. Virtually all common MP3 players, Apple iPods and USB sticks can be integrated effortlessly with a BMW Audio system. The title and album cover are displayed in the Control Display or radio display. Having the USB connection in the central console enables the music players or an Apple iPhone to be controlled directly. All common compression formats (MP3, AAC, WAV and WMA) as well as playback lists in M3U format are supported. Integrating an Apple iPod or iPhone also requires the BMW cable adapter, which is available as an optional accessory.