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2016-2019 BMW 3 Series NBT EVO iD4/iD5/iD6 (All body shapes – F30, F31, F34 and F80) CarPlay and Android Auto Retrofit Kit


IMI-1000 Retrofit CarPlay and Android Auto Interface
The IMI-1000 Retrofit CarPlay and Android Auto Multimedia Interfacre

The IMI-1000 is a retrofit compact multimedia interface that provides CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity in your BMW 3 Series.


Retrofit CarPlay and Android auto dsp technology
The IMI-1000 features a high quality digital signal processor and DAC(digital to analogue converter) which provides unrivalled audio quality. See below an example RTA plot measured in a vehicle retrofitted with one of our IMI-1000’s

Retrofit CarPlay and Android auto kit audio response


This model is compatible with the BMW 3 Series (all body shapes (F30, F31, F34 and F80), dating between 2016 and 2019 with NBT EVO iD4/iD5 and iD6.

How it works

The IMI-1000 works by communicating with your existing iDrive system as well as your in-car entertainment system (Including the OEM Steering wheel controls, iDrive rotary controls and associated buttons, vehicle speaker system and the Central Information Display).

CarPlay and Android Auto are full screen

It operates in either by-pass mode or in “active mode”. In by-pass mode the IMI-1000 does not affect the normal operation of the in-car entertainment system, the standard BMW “NBT EVO iD4/iD5/iD6” user interface and the standard BMW navigation system(if fitted) will be shown on the CID when in by-pass mode. Active mode is initiated when you connect your mobile phone to the car via the wireless Bluetooth connection or USB cable. After connection, the IMI-1000 activates CarPlay or Android Auto (dependent upon the operating system of your phone, iOS or Android).

Android Auto running on an NBT EVO iD6 2018 BMW 3 Series

The Central Information Display (CID) will then show the CarPlay or Android Auto user interface and unleash the power of CarPlay/Android Auto!

BMW NBT EVO iD4/iD5/iD6 retrofit CarPlay and Android Auto interface
The IMI-1000 runs our own custom software program


Imi-1000 main pcb
The IMI-1000 main PCB is a high speed microcomputer focusing on providing an OEM experience
  • Highest Quality Components
  • Low Noise DAC and Analogue Amplifier Stage
  • Fast boot time
  • High Speed Graphics Driver
  • Integrated CAN Transceiver

Where is it installed?

You can install the IMI-1000 above or below the glove box, the image below shows the IMI-1000 being installed above the glove box in a BMW F30.

The IMI-1000 retrofit CarPlay and Android Auto kit can be installed above or below the glove box

All IMI-1000’s are compatible with front parking camera, reverse parking camera and 360 degree cameras.

AUX Input

The IMI-1000 uses the aux input on the ENTRYNAV2 and EVO ID5/6 head units, if you do not have AUX in your media menu you can code it in with apps like Bimmercode – we can provide guidance on how to do this.

SKU: IMI-1000-BMW-EVO Category:



  • Add CarPlay and Android Auto to any BMW NBT EVO iD4/iD5/iD6 Vehicle
  • Compatible with iDrive controls, the same as the OEM BMW solution
  • Wireless and Wired Android Auto
  • Wireless and Wired CarPlay
  • Front and Rear Camera Compatible
  • 360deg Camera Compatible
  • 1 Year UK warranty
  • Plug and Play
  • Instruction Manual Provided

If you are unsure which iDrive infotainment system you have(CiC or NBT), you can visit our “Which iDrive version do I have?” page or alternatively you can contact us and we will tell you.

Additional information

Weight 0.5 kg
Dimensions 15 × 10 × 3 cm
Vehicle year (iDrive version)

2016(NBT EVO iD4 iDrive), 2016-2019(NBT EVO iD5/iD6)


1 year

Wireless connection

Yes, Bluetooth

Wired connection

Yes, USB

iOS compatibility

iOS11 and above

Phone charging capability

Yes, via USB, 700mA

Vehicle Model

3 Series


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