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BMW i3 NBT / NBT EVO (2013 onwards) iD4/iD5/iD6 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.


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 vehicles with NBT EVO iDrive, dating 2016 onwards including iD4, iD5, iD6 and ENAVEVO(ENTRYNAV2).

BMW i3 2006 onwards (NBT EVO iDrive)

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).

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).

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

bmw i 3 android auto and carplay retrofit kit

Where is it installed?

You can install the IMI-1000 near the head unit, the i3 kit is supplied with long LVDS cables which you route to the main display.

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

SKU: IMI-1000-BMW-EVO-1-1 Category:



  • Add CarPlay and Android Auto to your BMW i3 with NBT / NBT EVO iD4/iD5/iD6 iDrive
  • 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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