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BMW 5-Series (E60 chassis) was first seen in the Unites States in the fall of 2003 with a 2004 Model Year designation. The E60 is now available as a 528i, 528xi, 535i, 535xi, 550i and a 535xi sports wagon! -- View the E60 Wiki

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Exclamation BMW announces MOST

I am en route to the auto show now so will report back later but BMW is announcing its MOST iPod adapter today.
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Here is the text of the announcement.

WOODCLIFF LAKE, N.J., April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- BMW today announced the debut of a new BMW Interface for iPod that will enable seamless integration of the iPod for the newest generation of BMW models. With the new BMW Interface for iPod this means that seamless iPod connectivity will be available for every current BMW model.

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060412/NYW021 )

The new BMW Interface for iPod will be available for owners of the new BMW 3 Series Sedans and Sports Wagons as well as the 5, 6, and 7 Series. It will also be available for the new M5 Sedan and M6 Coupe. It will enable audiophiles to bring their entire music collections with them, plug directly and effortlessly into a superior sound system while maintaining uncompromised control over their driving experience. Since the new Interface is compatible with SIRIUS satellite radio as well as the recently introduced HD Radio, owners will be able to enjoy a broad selection of high fidelity broadcast music sources as well. The original BMW iPod Adapter will continue to be available for 2002 and later BMW models: X3, X5, Z4, and previous generation 3 Series.

The original BMW iPod Adapter was the world's first seamless integration between iPod and a vehicle audio system. The new Interface will also allow users to incorporate their iPods directly into their car's sound system, but with the newly available capability to sort their music according to their own playlists, as well as by artist, album, genre, podcast, and finally, a random selection of 500 songs from the user library. Artist, album, and song title will appear in the Display Monitor.

The seamless integration of iPod makes it effortless for drivers to control their music through their existing audio system and the multifunction steering wheel. The new BMW Interface for iPod enables drivers to easily access their entire music library, shuffle songs, skip between tracks and adjust volume -- all of this with no loss of sound quality or driving control.

The new Interface is compatible with all iPods with a dock connector, including the iPod nano and the fifth generation iPod. The BMW iPod Interfaces integrate the iPod through a direct connection in the BMW glovebox, providing outstanding sound quality and constant power to the iPod all while your iPod remains protected and out of view.

The new BMW iPod Interface will be available for customers to purchase at BMW centers beginning in July 2006. Pricing has not been determined.

Features and operation may vary depending on vehicle model and option content. Consumers should check with their BMW centers for specific application restrictions or log onto http://www.ipodyourbmw.com. Installation is performed by authorized BMW centers only. iPod players are sold separately.

Please visit http://www.ipodyourbmw.com for additional information.



Now we have to see if it works on early builds such as mine. It should as it appears to interface through the multidisc changer in the glove box.
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Is it my imagination (or screwy computer skills), or has the ipodyourbmw site not been updated to reflect the new stuff? No five series kits are listed at all...
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... "The new BMW iPod Interface will be available for customers to purchase at BMW centers beginning in July 2006. Pricing has not been determined." ...

Does it mean, that it is going to be an option, or a standard equipment? My 530 xiT is still virtuall, i.e. there is purchase order (and nothing else so far) with the ED delivery date in mid August. Will I have the iPod interface? Any ideas?
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So no access to the playlist?

You call that integrated?!?!?
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That is one option I will definately get. Now I can definately do without Sirius since I have over 9000 songs in my iPod.
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... "The new BMW iPod Interface will be available for customers to purchase at BMW centers beginning in July 2006. Pricing has not been determined." ...

Does it mean, that it is going to be an option, or a standard equipment? My 530 xiT is still virtuall, i.e. there is purchase order (and nothing else so far) with the ED delivery date in mid August. Will I have the iPod interface? Any ideas?
You yourself quoted the news release saying it will be "available for customer sto purchase at BMW centers..." Didn't you answer your own question?
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So no access to the playlist?

You call that integrated?!?!?
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dont forget the nondisclosure of the price as well........how badly are we going to get beat up on this option?
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The BMW site has been updated for the new iPod interface. Looks like it replaces the CD changer --the site has a demo vid:

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The BMW site has been updated for the new iPod interface. Looks like it replaces the CD changer --the site has a demo vid:

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You beat me to it! I noticed the same thing....
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The BMW site has been updated for the new iPod interface. Looks like it replaces the CD changer --the site has a demo vid:

http://www.ipodyourbmw.com/ipodPop.html
It's half-way to being useful. I reckon that with an iPod, the CD changer becomes almost an afterthought, but to be mutually exclusive with Sirius a pretty egregious ommission.

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It's half-way to being useful. I reckon that with an iPod, the CD changer becomes almost an afterthought, but to be mutually exclusive with Sirius a pretty egregious ommission.

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It doesn't appear to conflict with Sirius--here's a quote from the press release:
Since the new Interface is compatible with SIRIUS satellite radio as well as the recently introduced HD Radio, owners will be able to enjoy a broad selection of high fidelity broadcast music sources as well.
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It doesn't appear to conflict with Sirius--here's a quote from the press release:
Since the new Interface is compatible with SIRIUS satellite radio as well as the recently introduced HD Radio, owners will be able to enjoy a broad selection of high fidelity broadcast music sources as well.
That is correct. Why would anyone think otherwise?
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That is correct. Why would anyone think otherwise?
Because on the ipodyourbmw.com site, in the section "new ipod interface coming soon," under "compatibility" it reads "However, this device cannot be used in conjunction with 6-disc cd changer and/or SIRIUS satellite radio." I interpret that as meaning that you can't have the iPod adapter if you have either or both of the cd changer or SIRIUS module. It then goes on to state that the CD-changer can be removed to make way for the iPod adapter.

Like I said, losing the cd changer isn't that big a deal, but not being able to have SIRIUS as a possible entertainment source in addition to the radio, in-dash CD, and iPod seems a little off.

Maybe I'm just reading the text wrong. I hope I am.

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That is one option I will definately get. Now I can definately do without Sirius since I have over 9000 songs in my iPod.
Sirius has A LOT more than music: Howard, Sports Broadcasts.

I was toting around "the middle of no where, God's Country" British Columbia last September and was able to pick up NFL football games of any team I wished! They even kept the score updated on the screen!
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