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      05-16-2013, 03:42 PM   #70
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Drives: '11.5 E90 M3
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Maryland USA

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Originally Posted by aoysgelt View Post
I have put a deposit on 2013 M3 that does not come with Nav = no iDrive. Now I am trying to figure out whether I'll be happy without it or I should look for another car. I don't need Navigation - I use my iPhone 5 but it would be nice to have iPhone navigation directions go through car's sound system through bluetooth to avoid plugging multiple cables in. Also it would be nice to be able to use car's microphone for Siri (or other programs that use voice commands).

Will non-iDrive 2013 car allow iPhone to play non-phone sounds through bluetooth

Thank you
Without iDrive, you can stream audio from a phone through the stereo by plugging in a Bluetooth adapter into the AUX port. See Add A2DP Stereo Bluetooth to E90 via AUX Port. No way to use the car's mic for the phone/programs. Didn't you skip iDrive for a simpler car anyway?
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