USB audio interface.

The USB audio interface seamlessly connects your MP3 player, iPod*, USB stick or mobile phone with the BMW Audio System. Music tracks are played in hi-fi quality and can be controlled using either buttons on the steering wheel, iDrive, the voice control system or radio buttons, according to the options available in your vehicle.
*This feature requires a flash connector iPod
USB audio interface

Easy listening: USB audio interface.

Having the USB connection in the central console enables easy control of the music player, with the title and album cover displayed in the Control Display or radio display. All common music file formats as well as playback lists in M3U format are supported. Integrating an iPod or iPhone requires the BMW cable adapter, which is available as an optional accessory.

Snap-in Adapter

The music starts here: Music interface for smartphones.

In order to play music stored in mobile phones or MP3 players via the central console, a special snap-in adapter with USB function is available from Genuine BMW Accessories. You can obtain the appropriate USB snap-in adapter from your BMW Centre. It connects the phone with the vehicle's external aerial (providing better reception) and charges the battery.