The BMW Navigation system Professional features an 8.8-inch monitor and a 3D map display. Any traffic congestion is marked on the map so that the driver is always up to date when the navigation system suggests an alternate route. For increased safety, the optional Voice Control allows you to specify new destinations without having to remove your hands from the steering wheel. The integrated hard drive stores all your maps, addresses, contacts and approximately 100 music CDs as MP3 files.
How do you navigate through a library of 10,000 songs? Preferably on the road using the multifunction steering wheel or iDrive controller. Almost all common MP3 players, USB sticks and iPods can be integrated effortlessly with the audio system. The title of the track being played is displayed either in iDrive or in the cockpit. Devices can be operated directly using the USB connection (and an additionally available connecting cable) in the central console.
The optional Bluetooth interface provides a wireless connection between the vehicle and Bluetooth-compatible mobile phones. The phones are operated via the hands-free kit, multifunction steering wheel, iDrive Controller or Voice Control depending on the equipment options of the individual vehicle. Your local BMW dealer will be happy to inform you about which mobile phone devices (and software versions) are compatible with the optional Bluetooth interface.
Road networks are constantly changing: digital road maps for BMW navigation systems keep you informed of these changes and are available on CD or DVD twice a year. The integrated Falk travel guide* also provides you with a range of additional useful information, such as local sights and restaurants.
*Falk travel guide for Western Europe (excluding Scandinavia).