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Stay in touch: The mobile phone preparation with Bluetooth interface from BMW ConnectedDrive lets you use the functions of your Bluetooth-capable device on the road. E-Mails, text messages or appointments appear wirelessly on the Control Display and can be easily dealt with using the iDrive Controller, the multifunction steering wheel or Voice Control.
In addition, the USB audio interface also gives easy access to the music on your smartphone or MP3 player – the title then appears clearly on the central Control Display along with the album cover. The optional snap-in adapter is particularly handy: the docking station holds the mobile firmly in place and automatically charges it while it's being used.
How do you navigate through a library of 10,000 songs? Preferably on the road using the multifunction steering wheel or iDrive button. Almost all common MP3 players, USB sticks and iPods can be integrated effortlessly with the audio system. The title of the track being played is displayed either in iDrive or on the radio display. The internal hard drive operated via a USB 2.0 interface is integrated in the glove compartment, and players and iPhones can be operated directly using the USB connection in the central console.
The optional Bluetooth interface provides a wireless connection between the vehicle and Bluetooth-compatible mobile phones. The phones are operated via the hands-free kit, multifunction steering wheel, iDrive Controller or Voice Control depending on the equipment options of the individual vehicle. Your local BMW dealer will be happy to inform you about which mobile phone devices (and software versions) are compatible with the optional Bluetooth interface.
The BMW Navigation system Professional features an 8.8-inch monitor and a 3D map display. Any traffic congestion is marked on the map so that the driver is always up to date when the navigation system suggests an alternate route. For increased safety, the optional Voice Control allows you to specify new destinations without having to remove your hands from the steering wheel. The integrated hard drive stores all your maps, addresses, contacts and approximately 100 music CDs as MP3 files.
Road networks are constantly changing: digital road maps for BMW navigation systems keep you informed of these changes and are available on CD or DVD twice a year. The integrated Falk travel guide* also provides you with a range of additional useful information, such as local sights and restaurants.
*Falk travel guide for Western Europe (excluding Scandinavia).