1. 14 Oct 2018 at 6:55 AM #1
    George88

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    Hi guys,

    I have a 2015 m4 m, so I have the older version I drive m, therefore I cannot purchase CarPlay through connected drive. I believe I have two options:

    1. Full hardware retrofit Via someone like ian. I assume this gives full compatibility, including the updated idrive, screen etc. I’m not sure if there’s any concessions And it’s not quite the same as a later model car? Also not sure of the price?

    2. You can buy a kit from the us that retrofits the kit via the aux function in the idrive menu. It looks like you remove some trip and physically connect an iPhone cable and the kit?


    The connected drive subscription is up on my car and it’s not exactly cheap to renew. I really like the CarPlay interface, especially now they have added Waze functionality as of iOS 12. It will provide live traffic updates (negating need for connected drive rtti) and speed camera locations.

    Has anyone got experience of either or the above options and any advantages or disadvantages of either ?

    Cheers
     
  2. 14 Oct 2018 at 10:17 AM #2
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    Retrofit the ID6 and screen/controller is the best way. But around £2000 ultimately.

    I love carplay in my daily, but the screen is quite far away in the M3. Not sure I will bother with mine.
     
  3. 14 Oct 2018 at 11:20 AM #3
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    What makes you say that Chris? Is the retrofit mmi kit no good?

    At 2k I’d probably put that toward changing the m4 into an m3 as I could do with the extra two doors. Just a shame as trying to find another car with options like mine is hard (full black leather is a must for me). Another car I’ve been looking at is the 540i xdrive or waiting a while and get a macan s or gts. Decisions decisions
     
  4. 14 Oct 2018 at 11:35 AM #4
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    I've not seen the mmi retrofit kit. But will have a look, would be nice if it works well
     
  5. 14 Oct 2018 at 12:07 PM #5
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    I looked into id6 more trouble than it’s worth
    Add on box is £400 not sure I want it that bad
     
  6. 14 Oct 2018 at 12:16 PM #6
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    Consider it £400 towards your CS :)
     
  7. 14 Oct 2018 at 1:51 PM #7
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