Add Bluetooth streaming to an older BMW

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The Bovee tune2air WMA3000B is a plug-and-play wireless Bluetooth music adapter designed for BMW’s with original or aftermarket USB or AUX-IN iPod integration systems. Allowing you to effortlessly read, display and control your iPhone, iPad, or iPod music library wirelessly via your car display. Advanced wireless music technology powered by high quality wireless tooth technology enables it to flawlessly communicate with Apple’s iPhone, iPod and iPad. Instead of manually plugging the iPod into the connector every time you enter the car, you instead connect the Tune2Air via the built-in USB or AUX-IN iPod integration cable.

Once Bovee tune2air WMA3000B is connected to the iPod cable and paired with your iPhone/iPod, every time you re-enter the vehicle the Bluetooth connection will be established automatically, meaning that your full music library will be instantly accessible on your in-car iPod interface, without having to remove the phone from your bag/pocket and manually plugging into the cable. This allows for a much more enjoyable in-car music experience as you can simply get in and drive, without the risk of leaving your iPhone/iPod in the car. Compatibility : Only compatible with BMW USB / AUX-IN iPod integration system pre-installed . Only compatible with vehicles that already support controlling iPhone and iPod music from the steering wheel . Compatible with : iPhone : 4/4S , 5/5c, 6/6+ Compatible with : iPod touch: 4th & 5th Gen Compatible with : iPad 1 , 2, 3, 4, air, mini

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Success story: BMW Group Plant Spartanburg in the US becomes largest production location within 25 years

P90266510_lowRes_spartanburg-south-caMunich/Spartanburg. The BMW Group has been a committed “local player” in the US market for a quarter-century: On 23 June 1992, the BMW Group announced its decision to build its US plant in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Continuous expansion of the plant with extensive additions and the decision to build the successful BMW X models in Spartanburg have made the plant the largest manufacturing facility in the BMW Group production network within the space of 25 years. During the ceremony to mark the anniversary, the all-new BMW X3 rolled off the production line in Spartanburg. More than 1.5 million BMW X3 vehicles have been delivered to customers worldwide since it was first launched at the end of 2003. The new BMW X3 will be launched in fall 2017.

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2018 BMW X3

  • Best acceleration in the segment: 4.6s
  • 3.0-liter M Performance TwinPower Turbo technology 6-cylinder inline engine (B58B30M0)
  • 355 hp from 5,500 – 6,500 rpm
  • 369 lb-ft from 1,520 – 4,800 rpm
  • 8-speed Steptronic Sport automatic transmission with Launch Control
  • xDrive with more pronounced rear bias then other X3 models
  • Sport seats with “M40i” logos
  • M Aerodynamic kit with design elements finished in Cerium Grey Metallic
  • Black Chrome tailpipes
  • M Sport brakes (blue-painted aluminum four-piston fixed calipers)
  • M Sport suspension with M Performance specific tuning
  • Standard 19-inch or optional 20-inch and 21-inch cast light-alloy wheels
  • Optional Adaptive M Sport suspension
EXTERIOR HIGHLIGHTS
  • Unchanged exterior dimensions
  • Wheelbase increased by 2.2″
  • 50:50 Weight distribution
  • New hexagonal kidney grills
  • Optional Adaptive LED and Icon Adaptive Full LED Headlights
  • Factory installed trailer hitch available as an option with 2″ reciever

Aerodynamics

  • New BMW Active Kidney Grille
  • Underbody cladding
  • Roof spoiler with Aero Blades on the sides
  • Air Curtains
XLINE
  • Standard design package on all X3s
  • Satin aluminum and silver matte trim
  • 18-inch Y-Spoke wheels with All-season Run Flat Tires (19-inch V-Spoke wheels with All-season Run Flat Tires are available as an upgrade option
  • Standard sport seats with power adjustable side bolsters, and an Anthracite headliner.
  • Optional Luxury Package, available for the first time in the X3 model range with features such as chrome kidney grille bars and two-tone front & rear bumper trim
M-SPORT
  • Aerodynamic kit (front apron with larger air intakes, side skirt trim, and a diffusor-style rear apron)
  • Shadowline exterior trim
  • 19-inch M Double-Spoke Wheels with All-season Run Flat Tires or Performance Run Flat Tires
  • M Double-Spoke 20-inch Wheels with Mixed Performance Run Flat Tires are available as an upgrade option
  • M Sport leather steering wheel, M door sill finishers and a SensaTec upholstered dashboard
INTERIOR
  • Increased storage space
  • 3-zone automatic climate control, which adds separate temperature controls for the rear compartment to those for the driver and front passenger.
  • Angle of the standard 40:20:40 split/folding rear seat backrests can be adjusted individually and through various stages thanks to the standard cargo function
  • Load capacity of 28.7 ft3 with seats up and 62.7 ft3 with seats down
  • Front ventilated seats for driver and front passenger
  • 9.8-inch longer panoramic glass moonroof
  • Extended Ambient Lighting
CHASSIS
  • Double-joint spring strut front axle and a five-link rear set-up at the rear
  • Weight savings: Aluminum swivel bearings and lighter tubular anti-roll bars as well as optimizing wheel location at the front
  • Electric Power Steering system with Servotronic
  • Rear bias of xDrive all-wheel-drive system is increased
  • Driving Stability Control (DSC), Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Dynamic Traction Control (DTC), Automatic Differential Brake (ADB-X), Cornering Brake Control (CBC), Dynamic Brake Control (DBC), Start-Off Assistant, Performance Control, and Hill Descent Control (HDC)
  • Variable sport steering from the BMW X3 M40i is optionally available on the BMW X3 xDrive30i
SUSPENSION

M Sports suspension (standard on M40i)

  • Stiffer springs, dampers and anti-roll bars
  • Adaptive M Suspension optional on M40i (electronically controlled dampers)
  • Dynamic Damper Control is available on the 30i model
OFFROADING
  • 8″ ground clearance
  • 23.1degree approach angle
  • 21.4degree departure angle
  • 17.4degree breakover angle
  • 19.6″ fording depth
TECHNOLOGY
  • 10.25″ Touchscreen display
  • BMW Gesture Control technology