BMW’s iDrive is one of the most intuitive infotainment systems on the market. It comes fitted as standard to all the German brand’s new cars, from the 1 Series hatchback to the flagship 7 Series saloon, and controls a range of features including the stereo and satellite navigation.
iDrive is a system used to control most secondary vehicle systems in many current BMW cars. The display of this genderation of iDrive is of a higher resolution, and is generally more responsive than the previous generation. This generation of iDrive system uses natvigation maps that are installed on an internal Hard Disk Drive.
Available as part of BMW ConnectedDrive, this generation supports Apple CarPlay, which seamlessly integrates your iPhone to BMW’s iDrive system. Messages, calls, Apple Maps and music are shown on the center Display similarly to how they appear on your iPhone, allowing you to stay focused on the road and adding to the ultimate driving experience.
Messages / SMS / Telephone :
With CarPlay you have the opportunity to make calls, return missed calls, and listen to voicemail all hands-free. Siri® also has the ability to help you send, read and reply to your text messages, so you never have to look at you iPhone while driving.
CarPlay plays audio messages too, so you can hear from people in their own voice.
Siri acts as your traveling co-pilot while driving in your BMW by helping with things like sending messages, placing calls and
making dinner reservations all while being hands-free. Additionally, Siri can show you the best route home and what your ETA will be while driving.
CarPlay supports apps already available on your iPhone like Audiobooks, Podcasts®, and much more.
Below is a list of functions that are available on this generation of iDrive system: