Audio interface.


Get in and play on - the USB audio interface lets you connect MP3 players, Apple iPods, USB sticks and mobile phones seamlessly with the BMW audio system. Tracks are played in HiFi quality via the loudspeakers and your music choice can be controlled using either buttons on the steering wheels, iDrive, voice control or the radio buttons. If a suitable USB snap-in adapter is available for your mobile phone, you can connect and charge it in the central console using the extended connectivity of the music player in the mobile phone option. Thanks to this special equipment, mobile phone conversations take place via the vehicle’s external aerial for better reception.


Audio interface

The USB audio interface.

How do you navigate through a library of 10,000 songs? Preferably on the road using the vehicle's control functions. Almost all common MP3 players, Apple iPods and USB sticks can be integrated effortlessly with the audio system. The title of the track being played is displayed either on the control or radio display. MP3 players and Apple iPhones can be operated directly from the central console. All common formats are supported (MP3, AAC, WAV and WMA) as well as M3U-format playlists. To integrate an Apple iPod or Apple iPhone, the BMW cable adapter for Apple iPod/iPhone equipment option is required.


Extended connectivity of the music player in the mobile phone.


Extended connectivity of the music player in the mobile phone works in conjunction with approved, USB-compatible mobile phones with Bluetooth and a music player for which a USB snap-in adapter is available. Also required is the mobile phone preparation with Bluetooth interface or the mobile phone business preparation with Bluetooth interface as well as a USB audio interface. You can obtain the appropriate USB snap-in adapter from your local BMW dealer. The adapter also connects the mobile phone with the vehicle's external aerial as well as charging it at the same time.


BMW Bluetooth interface

BMW Bluetooth interface - tested mobile phones.

BMW works together with the leading mobile phone manufacturers so that it can list as many BMW-compatible mobile phones as possible. Please refer to the PDF file below to see if your telephone is compatible with the latest range of new vehicles.
You can also find out which of your telephone's functions are supported in connection with your vehicle's equipment. Detailed information about the vehicles with an earlier production date can be obtained from your BMW Service Centre or BMW hotline. The PDF is valid for all countries with the exception of the USA, Canada, Japan and Korea.
Product information on compatible mobile phones in the USA and Canada can be found using the links below. Product information on compatible mobile phones in Japan and Korea can be obtained from BMW dealers in these countries.