It is a small Multi Media Interface (MMI) box that will add the following features to your car:
- Apple CarPlay (wired and wireless)
- Android Auto (wired and wireless)
- Apple AirPlay
- Screen Mirroring (wired) with Autolink
The MMI box uses the OEM mic and supports Siri and Google Assistant either via voice keyword (‘Hey Siri’ / ‘Okay Google’) or by long-pressing the steering wheel voice button.
How does it work?
The MMI box essentially acts as an intermediary between your original head unit and display. While the box is inactive, the original video signal is passed through unchanged and your car works as before.
After activating the MMI box, the box’s video signal is shown on the display instead.
You can easily switch back and forth between the box and your original head unit. Using the MMI box is optional and should be seen as an add-on and not as a replacement.
How does it work?
Install video for BMW CIC
Install video for BMW NBT
1. The EVO system is only compatible with OEM 6.5″ and 8.8″ screens.
2. If you cannot confirm what system your car is, please contact our online customer service, or send an email to [email protected]
BMW 1 Series: Convertible E88 (2006-2013), Coupé E82 (2006-2013), 3-door Hatchback E81 (2006-2011), 5-door Hatchback E87 (2006-2011), 5-door Hatchback F20 (2010-2018), 3 – door Hatchback F21(2010 – 2018), Sedan F52 (2015-2018);
BMW 2 Series: Active Tourer F45 (2013-2018), Convertible F23 (2014-2018), Coupe F22 (2012-2018), Coupe M2 F87 (2014-2018), Grand Tourer F46 (2014-2018);
BMW 3 Series: Coupe E92 (2005-2013), Convertible E93(2005 – 2013), Gran Turismo F34(2012 – 2018), Sedan E90(2004 – 2012), Sedan F30(2011 – 2018), Sedan F35(2011 – 2018), Sedan M3 F80(2012 – 2018), Touring E91 (2004 – 2012), Touring F31(2011 – 2018);
BMW 4 Series: Convertible F33(2013 – 2017), Coupé F32 (2012-2018), Gran Coupé F36 (2013-2018), M4 Convertible F83 (2013-2018), M4 Coupé F82 (2013-2018);
BMW 5 Series: Gran Turismo F07 (2008-2017), Sedan E60 (2001-2010), Sedan F10 (2009-2016), Sedan G30 (2015-2018), Sedan M5 F90 (2016-2018), Touring G31 (2016-2018), Wagon E61 (2002-2010), Wagon F11 (2009-2017);
BMW 6 Series: Convertible E64 (2002-2010), Convertible F12 (2009-2018), Coupé E63 (2002-2010), Coupé F13 (2010-2015), Gran Coupé F06 (2011-2018), Gran Turismo G32 (2016-2018), Gran Turismo G32 (2017-2020);
BMW 7 Series: Hybrid F04 (2008-2012), Long Sedan E66 (2000-2008), Long Sedan E67 (2002-2008), Long Sedan F02 (2007-2015), Long Sedan F03 (2008-2012), Long Sedan G12 (2014-2018), Sedan E65 (2000-2008), Sedan F01 (2007-2015), Sedan G11 (2014-2018), Sedan G12 (2015-2020);
BMW 8 Series: Convertible G14 (2019-2020), Coupe G15 (2019-2020);
BMW X1 Series: Crossover E84 (2008-2015), Crossover F48 (2014-2018), Crossover F49 (2014-2018);
BMW X2 Series: SUV F39 (2016-2018);
BMW X3 Series: SUV E83 (2003-2010), SUV F25 (2009-2017), SUV G01 (2016-2018);
BMW X4 Series: Crossover F26 (2013-2018), SUV G02 (2019-2020);
BMW X5 Series: SUV E70 (2006-2013), SUV F15 (2012-2018), SUV F85 (2013-2018), SUV G05 (2019-2020);
BMW X6 Series: Crossover E71 (2007-2014), Crossover F16 (2013-2018), Crossover M F86 (2013-2018), Hybrid E72 (2008-2011), SUV G06 (2020-2020);
BMW X7 Series: SUV G07 (2019-2020);
BMW I3 Series: I01 (2013-2018);
BMW Z4 Series: Roadster E89 (2008-2016), Roadster G29 (2019-2020);
Mini: Clubman F54, F55, F56, Convertible F57, Countryman F60, Paceman R60, Paceman R61;
CarPlay MMI lets you connect your iPhone wirelessly. It only takes one wireless pairing of your iPhone and CarPlay MMI to help the the MMI recognize your iPhone each time you get in your car and connect wirelessly, without you even having to remove your phone from your pocket or bag. When using CarPlay you’ll be able to answer calls just like with a Bluetooth hands-free connection.
If you’d rather connect your iPhone with the use of cable, you are also free to do so. CarPlay MMI supports both wired and wireless phone connections.
The kit contains a Multimedia Interface (MMI) — a module that also adds Android Auto to your BMW. So if you have family members or friends with Android smartphones, connecting their devices will be a breeze too!
To enjoy Android Auto wirelessly your phone has to support the wireless Android Auto. If it doesn’t, you’ll still be able to use the Android Auto via USB – Just make sure you have the Android Auto app installed on your phone.
Only the NBT system supports wireless Android auto.
CIC and EVO systems only support wired Android auto.
Android Auto on your car display (wireless)
Pixel, Nexus, or Samsung phones with Android versions shown below: [wptb id="3256" not found ]
Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Nexus 5X & Nexus 6P also support wireless connection in most countries.
The Android Auto app version 4.7 and up.
A high-quality USB cable for initial setup.
Android Auto on your car display (with a USB cable)
- An Android phone running Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and up with a data plan. For best performance, we recommend Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and up.
- A high-quality USB cable.
- The Android Auto app (if you’re using Android 10 or higher, the app is already on your phone).
The biggest feature of CarPlay MMI is its perfect compatibility with OEM systems.
When you press the “Menu” button, you can freely switch between the CarPlay MMI system and the OEM system. (Different models use different buttons to switch the system. Please refer to the user manual or installation instructions)
You can enjoy the convenience brought by the CarPlay system without losing the functionality of the original system.
Easy control with iDrive
To navigate the CarPlay apps, you can use Siri or the iDrive controller and steering wheel button controls. If your original display screen supports touch control, you can also control it by touch.
If your car has the original rear camera, when you put it in reverse, whether you’re using CarPlay or Android auto or another app, the system will automatically switch to the reverse camera screen without having to manually switch. When shifting from reverse to drive, it returns automatically.
The MMI module makes it easy to add front and reversing cameras to your order for a much lower price. It will work just like the original camera.
CarPlay MMI lets you use all your favorite CarPlay-compatible iPhone apps on the original BMW display in full-screen. It is perfectly compatible with all screen sizes, be it 10.25″, 8.8″ or 6.5″.
Note that in MINIs with a rounded screen, a small part of each corner of the CarPlay interface will be obscured when using full-screen mode.
The Full-Screen mode also includes a Screen Mirroring option, which lets you cast the screen of your mobile device onto the BMW’s display, and stream audio through the car speakers. iPhones mirror wirelessly, while Android phones require a cable connection.
Please note that mirroring of some apps or content using the Screen Mirroring feature may be blocked due to the copyright-holder’s DRM. WAKAA is not responsible for the continued compatibility of any third-party apps with CarPlay MMI.
The audio output circuit in the CarPlay MMI has been specifically selected to squeeze all the quality we can out of the iDrive AUX input, providing great audio quality for music, streaming and calls.
Our CarPlay solution comes with a USB port. It lets you charge your iPhone on longer drives.
The MMI’s USB port can also be used in the future for software updates. make sure to place it in an accessible location.
What’s in the Box
Parts for CIC, NBT and EVO systems are different. Please check the corresponding version.
2016 BMW 5 Series F10 M5
Wireless Apple CarPlay
2011 BMW 6 Series (F12)