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.