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      05-19-2016, 03:46 PM   #1
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X5M / X6M to Get iDrive 5.0, Touchscreen, Apple Carplay Beginning This Summer

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BMW X5M / X6M to Get Touchscreen Screen and Apple Carplay Beginning This Summer
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* Image used is from a 7 Series and for representative purposes only. *

The German price list and catalog for the X5M and X6M which will take effect in August, has been released. The two models (and presumably the standard X5 and X6, as well) will receive several technology options, the most important of which are iDrive 5.0, a touchscreen LCD, and Apple Carplay.

The current 10.25" screen will remain, but it will become a touchscreen panel, as introduced in the current 7 Series.

Link to catalog/price list PDF: http://www.bmw.de/dam/brandBM/market...3489436430.pdf


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AND it gets a B&W system. Almost wish I had waited a year :]
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AND it gets a B&W system. Almost wish I had waited a year :]
what's a b and w system? is that in lieu of the hk or the b o?
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Carplay?! Not supported on previous MY???
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Great news.

Bang & Olufsen is a premium audio system ($4-5K option depending on the BMW model I think). I've had B&O before and also Harman Kardon. B&O is significantly better and cleaner at high volume.

In the past (E60) era, the supplier was DIRAC and that was subjectively even better than B&O today.
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AND it gets a B&W system. Almost wish I had waited a year :]
what's a b and w system? is that in lieu of the hk or the b o?
Bowers and Wilkins sound system
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Great news.

Bang & Olufsen is a premium audio system ($4-5K option depending on the BMW model I think). I've had B&O before and also Harman Kardon. B&O is significantly better and cleaner at high volume.

In the past (E60) era, the supplier was DIRAC and that was subjectively even better than B&O today.
Sorry to dissapoint you , but B&O is a typo. Bowers&wilkins is the deal here.
You can read it at the photo if you notice near the finger
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Sorry to dissapoint you , but B&O is a typo. Bowers&wilkins is the deal here.
You can read it at the photo if you notice near the finger
i think the photo is of a 7 series.

the x5m gets the upgraded touchscreen and idrive, but not gesture control i thought?
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Sorry to dissapoint you , but B&O is a typo. Bowers&wilkins is the deal here.
You can read it at the photo if you notice near the finger
Price list attached refers to "B&O". BMW must reserve Bowers and Wilkins for the 7
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i think the photo is of a 7 series.
Yes, sorry for any confusion. The image used for the story is from a 7 Series and for representative purposes only.
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i think the photo is of a 7 series.
Correct. It's still an BO system as the optional upgrade. From the attached PDF:

Bang & Olufsen High End Surround Sound System
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Any info about MY17 f3x or f8x?
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F8X from July builds I'd heard.
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AND it gets a B&W system. Almost wish I had waited a year :]
what's a b and w system? is that in lieu of the hk or the b o?
B&W is a completely different level to B&O, I doubt this is the case as this system would cost like $10k lol
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Hoping iDrive 5 and CarPlay on the 3 Series after July. My lease is up in October and prolly order in August.
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Hoping iDrive 5 and CarPlay on the 3 Series after July. My lease is up in October and prolly order in August.
The Canadian press release said 3 series is getting iDrive 5 with July production. Car Play in September with a free upgrade for July and August builds when available.

Should be same for US.
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What car play do exactly?

Is it the same or similar to Apple Play?
Is t possible with CarPlay to to AirPlay videos/movies onto iDrive screen?
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Hoping iDrive 5 and CarPlay on the 3 Series after July. My lease is up in October and prolly order in August.
The Canadian press release said 3 series is getting iDrive 5 with July production. Car Play in September with a free upgrade for July and August builds when available.

Should be same for US.
What about MY16? Any solution? For idrive 5 and carplay
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What car play do exactly?

Is it the same or similar to Apple Play?
Is t possible with CarPlay to to AirPlay videos/movies onto iDrive screen?
No car play allows you to interface with your phone in a more in depth way on the screen. its not extremely useful when you have siri eyes free.
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Hoping iDrive 5 and CarPlay on the 3 Series after July. My lease is up in October and prolly order in August.
The Canadian press release said 3 series is getting iDrive 5 with July production. Car Play in September with a free upgrade for July and August builds when available.

Should be same for US.
What about MY16? Any solution? For idrive 5 and carplay
Complete retrofit, should be 2,500 or 1,300 after you sell your current system. I'm not the least bit interested in the touch screen as I think they are awful in execution but carplay would be great. I really prefer the knob to all touch nav systems. Hopefully we still keep the knob and can retrofit cardplay.
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I hope the rest of range will get this update too, especially F8X, considering there are still quite long lifecycle remain. (4+ years for 4er)
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