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Old 02-05-2019, 05:07 PM
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Bimmertech CarPlay MMI w/backup camera

All I just got the Bimmer Tech CarPlay MMI with the optional backup camera installed on my 2013 328i. I was pretty bummed I didn't get a camera installed when I got it new. I am also disgusted with the factory navigation.

So I got the CarPlay MMI! I love the easy interface and use of Waze. It's the only way to go. Being able to speak to Siri, listen to Audible or Spotify is great.

That backup camera is clear, wide angle view with dynamic lines.
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Old 02-05-2019, 08:02 PM
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So how does it look ? What did you need to get to have it installed ? Send a pic of how it looks! I want to be able to have CarPlay on my F30


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Old 02-12-2019, 06:44 AM
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All I just got the Bimmer Tech CarPlay MMI with the optional backup camera installed on my 2013 328i. I was pretty bummed I didn't get a camera installed when I got it new. I am also disgusted with the factory navigation.

So I got the CarPlay MMI! I love the easy interface and use of Waze. It's the only way to go. Being able to speak to Siri, listen to Audible or Spotify is great.

That backup camera is clear, wide angle view with dynamic lines.
I agree. I have the front and rear camears, as well as screen mirroring all through BimmerTech. I had it professionally installed by a BImmertech shop. I use an Android phone and am very pleased with the product and customer service!
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Old 02-13-2019, 01:09 AM
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All I just got the Bimmer Tech CarPlay MMI with the optional backup camera installed on my 2013 328i. I was pretty bummed I didn't get a camera installed when I got it new. I am also disgusted with the factory navigation.

So I got the CarPlay MMI! I love the easy interface and use of Waze. It's the only way to go. Being able to speak to Siri, listen to Audible or Spotify is great.

That backup camera is clear, wide angle view with dynamic lines.
Does your car have CIC or NBT? I reached out to Bimmer Tech and they told me "I`m obligated to inform you that the CarPlay MMI kit will work in your car, to some extent, however based on your VIN I can tell you that we wouldn't sell you this kit.

The reason for that is the fact that in a car with your spec. there will be a drop in the sound quality."

I'm curious to know how the sound quality as my car is a 2013 as well with CIC interface.
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Old 02-14-2019, 02:40 PM
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Does your car have CIC or NBT? I reached out to Bimmer Tech and they told me "I`m obligated to inform you that the CarPlay MMI kit will work in your car, to some extent, however based on your VIN I can tell you that we wouldn't sell you this kit.



The reason for that is the fact that in a car with your spec. there will be a drop in the sound quality."



I'm curious to know how the sound quality as my car is a 2013 as well with CIC interface.


Thatís very interesting, and concerning, that they wonít sell you a CarPlay MMI kit. I have a 2013 328i M Sport and the didnít tell me that when I inquired. Iím really on the fence with this. My car has already has nav, enhanced Bluetooth, Bavsound Stage 1/Ghost Woofer, drivers assistance plus with beaucoup cameras and sat radio so I wonít gain that much but I still sort of want it. Before I heard this my biggest concern was the apparent lack of full compatibility between CarPlay and my satellite radio. Apparently if Iím listening to Sirius I will be able to use CarPlayís Apple Maps GPS or WAZE but wonít be able to get voice turn my turn since that would come in through the aux input.

I donít know if BimmerTech monitors this forum but would sure like to hear from them or someone with experience with a similarly configured CIC car.


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Bimmertech CarPlay MMI w/backup camera

Here is what Nelson at BimmerTech just told me.

ďHe is correct. There are way too many bugs with vehicles that have a Combox. Poor audio, bugs with siri and other issues. We stopped selling it those these vehicles since we have not been able to come up with fixes for all the issues.Ē

I donít know when comboxes stopped being used but I know mine has one as it was replaced as part of a cellular 4G update.
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Old 06-27-2019, 06:36 AM
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Audio quality

Sorry to revive this thread, but I have a question regarding sound quality. If you plug your iphone through the MMI unit and play music with carplay, how is sound quality in comparison with plugging the iphone through usb to the headunit as a mp3 player?

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