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Connect with music like never before behind the wheel of your BMW 3
Series, and X3 and X5 SAV or Z4 Roadster. With the installation of an
integrated adapter developed by Apple and BMW, you can now control your
iPod or iPod mini through the existing audio system and multi-function
steering wheel. Which means no loss of power. No loss of sound
quality. No loss of control.
The BMW iPod adapter can be installed in 2002 or
later 3 Series,
X3 and X5
SAVs, and Z4 Roadsters.
Control. Total driving control
meets total tune control with your fully integrated BMW iPod adapter.
Shift between tracks and up to five BMW playlists and adjust volume
without taking your eyes off the road or your ears off the music. Or
select “Random” and let the music take you to unexpected places.
Why settle for anything less than the ultimate sound experience
behind the wheel of The Ultimate Driving Machine?
The glovebox iPod adapter cable lets you
enjoy your iPod music without the loss of sound quality that occurs
with existing cassette and FM transmitter solutions.
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Anyone who has driven a BMW, or plugged into an iPod, knows the
pleasure that comes from experiencing the perfect marriage of design
and technology. Now you can merge your driving and listening
pleasures into one seamless sonic experience.
BMW Playlist Setup. To listen to
iPod music in your BMW, you can either create up to five unique BMW
playlists within iTunes, or choose to listen to your entire library. Once
you’ve transferred your BMW playlists to your iPod, just plug your iPod
into your glovebox adapter cable, select a playlist and you’re ready to
take your tunes on the road.
Only available for model year 2002,
2003 and 2004 BMW3 Series; Z4 Roadster; X3 and X5 SAV. Not available on
vehicles with navigation system, CD changer, DSP cassette player or
satellite radio. Installation performed by authorized BMW and BMW SAV
centers only. Third-generation iPod (software 2.2 or later) or iPod mini
(software 1.1 or later)
The new system developed by
Apple and BMW, allows users to incorporate their iPods directly into their
car's sound system, enabling them to connect with music in their
automobiles like never before. Now, iPod enthusiasts can bring their
entire music collections with them, plug directly and effortlessly into a
superior sound system while maintaining uncompromised control over their
driving experience. The BMW 3 Series, Z4 Roadster, X3 and X5 Sports
Activity Vehicles will be able to enjoy the new BMW iPod Adapter.
"Apple and BMW have outpaced the industry
around the innovation curve," said Steve Jobs, Apple CEO. "This elegant
solution enables auto enthusiasts to carry with them and enjoy their
entire music collection everywhere they go, heightening their ultimate
"With Apple, we're bringing the ultimate
seamless digital music experience to our customers," said Tom Purves,
Chairman and CEO, BMW (US) Holding Corp. "The BMW iPod Adapter provides
our drivers with virtually endless miles of music without their hands ever
leaving the steering wheel."
The seamless integration of iPod makes it
effortless for drivers to control their music through their existing audio
system and the multifunction steering wheel. The BMW iPod Adapter enables
drivers to easily access their entire music library, shuffle songs, skip
between tracks and adjust volume -- all of this with no loss of sound
quality or driving control. Drivers can also create up to five unique "BMW
playlists" to listen to while on the road enabling them to enjoy their
favorite songs. The BMW iPod Adapter integrates Apple's iPod and iPod mini
through a direct connection in the BMW glovebox, providing outstanding
sound quality and constant power to the iPod while the iPod is protected
out of view.
Available in both Mac® and Windows
versions, iPod and iPod mini work effortlessly with Apple?s iTunes® Music
Store*, the world?s number one digital music service, and the iTunes
digital music jukebox software for seamlessly buying, managing and
listening to digital music collections. iPod is available in a 15GB, 20GB
model, and a 40GB model that can hold 10,000 songs. iPod and iPod mini use
Apple?s patent pending Auto-Sync technology that automatically downloads
an entire digital music library and keeps it up-to-date whenever either
unit is plugged into a Mac® or Windows computer.
The new BMW iPod Adapter was developed by
engineers at the BMW Technology Office in Palo Alto, CA and Montvale, NJ.
Its rollout is being supported with a dedicated website,
www.ipodyourbmw.com, as well as a marketing campaign, created by Fallon
Worldwide, that includes print, outdoor, online and television advertising
and debuts on June 21.
The BMW iPod Adapter is available for the
MSRP of $149.00 (US) plus installation cost, and will be officially
available for customers to purchase at BMW centers as of July 12, 2004 for
2002, 2003 and 2004 BMW models: X3, X5, Z4 and 3 Series. Consumers should
check with their BMW centers for specific application restrictions or log
onto www.ipodyourbmw.com. Installation is performed by authorized BMW
centers only. iPod mini and iPod for Mac and Windows is sold separately,
and is available in the U.S. through the Apple Store ( www.apple.com ),
Apple?s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers. The iPod mini is
available for a suggested retail price of $249 (US); the 15GB iPod is
available for $299 (US), the 20GB iPod is available for$399 (US), and the
40GB iPod is available for $499 (US). Please visit www.ipodyourbmw.com for
As part of the BMW Group, the MINI brand
will also offer the iPod Adaptor to MINI owners. The iPod Adaptor is
compatible for all models in the MINI family and will be available at MINI
dealers later this summer. As offered on the BMW models, the iPod Adaptor
for MINI offers all the same functionality and convenience and will be
also installed in the glovebox. The MSRP of the MINI iPod Adaptor will be
$149.00 plus installation cost.
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