This kind of limits the availability of android auto in bmw cars to only a handful of models such as the 2020 5 series and the 2019 x5 you can find the full list of supported cars at the end of. And some people have had issues getting it done for free.
A bmw specific android auto retrofit like bimmertech s android auto mmi prime can be a great way to solve the problem.
Bmw x3 android auto. Android auto in a bmw will be demonstrated live for the first time at the consumer electronics show ces 2020 and will be available for customers in 20 countries from july 2020 for all vehicles. It also has inputs for either front or rear or both cameras which means that you don t need to buy cameras with a separate mmi. Bmw android auto is going to be available for the entire bmw range starting this summer.
That limits compatibility to google pixel phones plus a few nexus devices and some samsung models. Iphone wirelessly via airplay or android smartphone via usb cable to access some of your favorite apps directly on your car s dashboard monitor. It is available in the july 2020 update to idrive 7.
These kits are designed to integrate with your bmw s factory idrive system meaning you can use android auto on the stock dashboard display and control it just like bmw s native infotainment system with the knobs and buttons you re used to as well as via google assistant voice control. Android auto mmi prime is based on an original bimmertech multimedia module mmi that ensures the connection between the external software and the native bmw system. Per bmw these are the vehicles that will support android auto.
You can use the google assistant to interact with your smartphone with your voice and see the results on your bmw s widescreen display. Android auto is a safe and easy way to use android smartphone functions during a journey whether that s music messaging or navigation. With android phones it supports two way control between your phone and the car s monitor.
Most importantly android auto on bmws is wireless only. The best x3 to buy. 2 series gran coupe.
A design review of the new 2021 bmw m3 g80 and m4 g82. Bmw x3 e83 2004 2010. Unfortunately the x3 cannot do the update remotely so you ll have to take the car into the dealer.
Also only certain bmw vehicles support. 2021 vehicles featuring apple carplay and android auto compatibility.