BMW CIC Apple CarPlay USB Multimedia Retrofit Interface Kit



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SKU SKU15268
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The latest Xcarlink integration now makes it possible to add Apple Carplay to the original factory fitted BMW idrive system. It provides the same functionality to BMW vehicles that were manufactured before the Apple Carplay option was available. 

This kit will provide Apple Car Play and Media files on a USB stick and navigate through the system via the original iDrive controller.

Provides access to all of the essential apps in your car such as Phone calls, messaging, Navigation, Music/Spotify etc, connected directly to your smartphone.

The system utilises the original BMW microphone if the vehicle is equipped with factory Bluetooth, or an external microphone can be purchased with the kit.   This allows integration of Voice commands through Siri, and the sound is played through the car speakers via the AUX input.  

The Apple Carplay / Android auto kit does not replace any of the original equipment in the vehicle, it will instead add functionality to it while the original system will continue to operate as normal.




  • Integrates perfectly with the original BMW idrive system; Does not require you to replace or modify the head unit or any of the existing equipment in the vehicle. 
  • Provides the look and feel of the factory fitted Carplay solution now offered on new BMW EVO vehicles.  Full functionality on the original system which otherwise not be possible.
  • Operate the system fully via the original BMW iDrive controller, switch to the system via the menu button and then rotate and push to select any option.  
  • Also allow media files on a USB flash drive such as music and videos to be played back on the BMW idrive screen and operated via the iDrive controls. 
  • Integrates with the cars original microphone for handsfree and for using Siri or Google Voice Assist. Optional Mic available for vehicles that are not equipped with factory Bluetooth
  • Optional Video Input and Rear Camera integration (with Dynamic parking guidelines)
  • HD Integration giving you the highest possible image quality on your factory screen
  • Keep your iPhone / Android phone charged when connected to the system
  • Audio integration through the car’s original speaker system through the AUX input


Apple CarPlay compatibility brings you a smarter way to use your iPhone on the road. Apple CarPlay gives iPhone users an incredibly intuitive way to make calls, use maps, listen to music and access messages with just a word or a touch. You can even enjoy Spotify, internet radio or podcasts while on the road for a truly connected experience. Simply connect your CarPlay enabled iPhone to the USB port and you are ready to go.  Here are some of the features that Carplay has to offer:
The full Apple Carplay user interface is displayed on the factory screen and any of option can be selected via the original touchscreen.  The power and Simplicity of Apple Maps are now available to you allowing navigation Apple Navigation to your system, it is always up to date and easy to use!
Fully hands-free phone functionality of Apple CarPlay.  Make phone calls or use Siri to send messages. Access all your music, search and select by Artist Song etc. Apple Carplay also works with Spotify


The kit includes: 

  • Xcarlink Apple Carplay / Android Auto Interface
  • All cables / Plug and Play Harness
  • Microphone


Installation is plug and play behind the factory head unit. 


Compatible with CIC iDrive systems with the  6.5" or 8.8" monitor including

  • BMW 1 Series (E81/E82/E87/E88)  2004-2009
  • BMW 3 Series (E90/E91/E92/E93)  2005-2009
  • BMW 5 Series (E60/E61) 2003-2009
  • BMW 5 Series (F10/F11) 2010-2013
  • BMW 6 Series (E63/E64) 2004-2009
  • BMW 7 Series (F01) 2009-2013
  • BMW X1 (E84) 2009-2013
  • BMW X3 (F25) 2010-2013
  • BMW X5 (E70) 2007-2009
  • BMW X6 (E71) 2008-2009
  • BMW Z4 2009-2013