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BMW NBT EVO (2015 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 Interface

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


BMW Retrofit CarPlay with steering wheel integration


BMW retrofit CarPlay and android auto integration with iDrive controller


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).

1-Series F20/F21 03/2015 – Present
2-Series F22 03/2015 – Present
2-Series F23 11/2014 – 06/2016
3-Series F30/F31/F34/F80 07/2015 – Present
4-Series F32/F33/F36 07/2015 – Present
5/6-Series G30/G31/F06/F12/F13/G32 03/2013 – Present (G32 07/2017 – Present)
7-Series G11/G12/G13 07/2015 – Present
X1/X3 G01/F25 03/2016 – 06/2016
X4 F26 03/2016 – 06/2016

The table above is not exhaustive – any BMW vehicle with iD4/iD5/iD6/ENTRYNAV2 is compatible with this kit.

NOTE: If you have iD4 please specify this after purchasing the kit, as the iD4 module is a specific module. If you are unsure please contact us.

BMW i3/i8 Compatibility

The BMW i3 and i8 are also compatible, but a customised harness is required for this model and the lead time is 3 weeks from order



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


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.


In early 2024, we developed the ability to transfer audio from the IMI-1000 to the BMW system via the OEM Bluetooth channel. This mean that there is NO REQUIREMENT for aux activation in your system.

This is hugely beneficial as it means you can remain connected to the OEM Bluetooth system for audio transfer and calls.

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



  • Add CarPlay and Android Auto to any BMW NBT EVO iD4/iD5/iD6 Vehicle as well as ENTRYNAV2/ENAVEVO vehicles
  • Compatible with iDrive controls, the same as the OEM BMW solution
  • Compatible with G chassis and F chassis vehicles
  • Does NOT require Aux, as can utilise OEM Bluetooth for audio transfer
  • 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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