All the new BMWs are ditching the CD player. This is far from a new phenomenon as some brands have been doing this for years now. If you want to listen to your old CD collection you have two choices: 1 Download all your music to a USB drive. 2 Install the BMW accessory CD player retrofit.
To install this retrofit takes about one hour of labor and your dealer will need to order two parts:
BMW CD player retrofit kit: 62-12-2-451-536 $244 MSRP
Retrofit kit folding holder: 65-12-2-451-539 $95.54 MSRP
Contact your local dealer for the most up to date info.
Apple just released the second beta version of iOS 13.4 update. This update will allow BMW to finally let iPhone users use their NFC capable devices (iPhone and Apple Watch) to unlock and start their cars.
BMW will still need to update the Connected Drive app so expect this function to perhaps arrive at the fall.
If your car didn’t come with one or you would like a second one here is what to do:
– Head to your BMW dealership and bring a copy of your registration and Driver’s license as proof of ownership.
– You will need to order part number: 61 35 9 436 659 $52.92 MSRP
– When it comes in you need to place it on the NFC/WC tray to activate.
– Standard xLine and optional M Sport Package trim levels.
– New Optional Off-Road Package with air suspension and mechanical rear locking differential.
-Optional factory installed BMW trailer hitch rated at 7,200 lbs. towing capacity.
-Standard USB-C ports for second-row seat passengers with multifunction bracket for BMW accessories.
Woodcliff Lake, NJ – July 3, 2018…Today, BMW announced pricing for the all-new 4th generation 2019 BMW X5 Sports Activity Vehicle, arriving in U.S. showrooms on November 10th, 2018. The 2019 X5 xDrive40i will be starting at $60,700 and the 2019 BMW X5 50i xDrive will start at $75,750 plus $995 Destination and Handling.
Standard equipment on the all-new 2019 BMW X5 will include a Sport Automatic Transmission with launch control, Dynamic Damper Control, BMW Live Cockpit Professional with navigation, two 12.3” digital displays, and running the seventh generation of BMW iDrive operating system, Adaptive Full LED headlamps, Active Blind Spot Detection, Frontal Collision Warning with City Collision Mitigation, Panoramic Glass Sunroof and pre-wiring for 6,600 lb. trailer towing.
All new 2019 BMW X5 models can now be ordered with optional Remote Engine Start, the latest driver assistance systems, BMW Laserlights, heated steering wheel and armrests, as well as optional Heated and Cooled Cupholders.