Make phone calls from your vehicle
With the BMW Bluetooth interface.
Connecting a mobile phone to your vehicle via Bluetooth is the safest and most comfortable way to speak on the phone while on the road. This is why BMW was the first automobile manufacturer to introduce the Bluetooth communication standard for mobile phone integration as early as December 2002. The wireless connection enables drivers to operate their mobile phones via the multifunctional steering wheel, the iDrive Controller or voice control. The mobile phone's telephone book is synchronised with the on-board computer and can be accessed via the radio display or the on-board monitor.
BMW Bluetooth interface - the requirements.
The mobile phone preparation with Bluetooth interface is available for all BMW models. As the implementation of Bluetooth standards differs depending on the mobile phone and software version, new devices and software offers are continually being tested for compatibility.
An optional snap-in adapter can also be used to successfully operate the mobile phone with the Bluetooth interface using the vehicle’s external antenna connection. This feature also reduces cellular radiation within the vehicle, and will charge the handset.
Cooperation and reliability.
BMW Bluetooth interface - Tested mobile phones.
BMW works together with the leading mobile phone manufacturers so that it can recommend as many BMW-compatible mobile phones as possible. Tested phones are listed on this site for your reference. It is important to note that because of the sheer number of devices available in the market, it is not possible to test all phones. Those devices which appear on the list of tested phones offer the highest degree of compatibility with our vehicles. Phones which are not included on the list, may not have passed our testing criteria. Another possibility however is that they have not been tested. If this is the case, such phones may nonetheless offer a high degree of compatibility with our vehicles. Many network carriers selling devices will also allow customers to test the Bluetooth compatibility with their vehicle on their
own. Should the device fail to meet the customer’s expectations, the phone may be returned without charge. Please check with your network carrier for details on this policy.
Further information regarding Bluetooth compatibility and general inquires can be obtained from your BMW Service Department. As devices intended for Canadian use are tested with the various Canadian wireless carriers, the “Tested Phones” compatibility listing is valid for the Canadian market.