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Old 03-14-2012, 12:26 PM
murthymvs murthymvs is offline
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iPod+USB standard on new 328i??

Hi I am about to order my new 328i and wanted to know if the ipod+usb is standard. I see that it is in the list but just wanted to double check because there is one more option to get BMW assis with adv BT and USB
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Old 03-14-2012, 01:10 PM
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USB + AUX port is standard. You will need BMW Assist / Enhanced Bluetooth if you want to stream audio without a cable.
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Old 03-14-2012, 02:32 PM
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To expand more, based on info I have gleaned from this forum:

F30 Standard Features:
  • playing compressed music files from USB storage is standard - BMW receiver decodes MP3 file.
  • playing music from iPod is only supported via special cable USB + aux for audio (in this case, the iDrive can select songs, but the iPod decodes the file and sends analog audio via the aux/headphone jack)

To pull compressed MP3 from an Apple product requires a combox and you get a combox with
  • BMW Assist or
  • Nav (Nav only capability is still to be comfirmed - anyone?)

BMW Assist not only gives you iPod control via iDrive, but also allows wireless audio streaming via Bluetooth.
Without Assist, you only have handsfree phone BT support.

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