Phone model: Sony Ericsson TM506 and G502
Car model: 2008 535i
[X] ability to make/receive calls
[X] phone book automatically synches to car
[X] dial by name (without verbal training of system)
[X] calling name display (using adddress book)
[ ] ability to send/receive SMS (didn't try)
Both Sony Ericsson phones pair with the car effortlessly. The phone book syncs to car instantly as soon as I initiate the communication from the idrive.