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How to retrofit CarPlay in MINI Cooper

How to retrofit CarPlay in MINI Cooper

How to retrofit CarPlay in MINI Cooper

For many of you MINI Cooper owners, the quality of the infotainment system was one of the focal points of interest when getting your car. This has not been overlooked by MINI manufacturers, who strived to design an in-car system that would meet your needs. Luckily, after teaming up with Apple in 2017, owners of 2017+ MINIs got a compelling alternative to the limited native solutions in the form of MINI Cooper...

How to test car speakers – TOP 5 songs

How to test car speakers – TOP 5 songs

How to test car speakers – TOP 5 songs

Let's say you want to test your car's audio system. On the surface, this shouldn’t be difficult at all, right? After all, you just need to play some music through the system and...

BMW Active Sound Design – All you need to know

BMW Active Sound Design – All you need to know

BMW Active Sound Design – All you need to know

For some – the savior filling the void of the Bavarian brand’s missing sporty experience. For others – a complete failure faking the authentic roar of the engine. Depending...

BMW Drive Recorder – All you need to know about a BMW dash cam

BMW Drive Recorder – All you need to know about a BMW dash cam

BMW Drive Recorder – All you need to know about a BMW dash cam

It wasn’t long ago that BMW started offering a dash cam recorder promising reliable assistance during critical road situations. Shortly after, with the debut of Operating System...

Introducing BMW iDrive 8: All You Need to Know

Introducing BMW iDrive 8: All You Need to Know

Introducing BMW iDrive 8: All You Need to Know

In keeping with the latest trends in in-car infotainment, BMW has revamped the look and feel of the iDrive system with a minimal, distraction-free design language for the new BMW 8 operating...

My BMW App (BMW Connected App) – The Life Of BMW In Your Pocket

My BMW App (BMW Connected App) – The Life Of BMW In Your Pocket

My BMW App (BMW Connected App) – The Life Of BMW In Your Pocket

My BMW remote app allows you to be constantly updated with your vehicle’s state and location, control its many convenience features and plan your trips ahead – anytime, anywhere, with a few taps on your phone.

How to upgrade MINI Cooper sound system – Speakers & Amplifier

How to upgrade MINI Cooper sound system – Speakers & Amplifier

How to upgrade MINI Cooper sound system – Speakers & Amplifier

When it comes to the musical experience, MINI Cooper’s basic factory sound system leaves a lot to be desired. And if you’re an audiophile, driving with that stereo on a daily basis will be like listening to your TV’s built-in speakers – not a very satisfactory prospect, is it? In this guide you’ll see how to change it with our sound system upgrades for MINIs and BMWs. 

BMW Sport Mode Explained

BMW Sport Mode Explained

BMW Sport Mode Explained

 Probably the best thing about BMW Sport Mode is how widely available it is. Most modern BMWs have it as an option — it's not limited only to sportier vehicles. That gives...

BMW Auto Start-Stop function – All Questions Answered

BMW Auto Start-Stop function – All Questions Answered

BMW Auto Start-Stop function – All Questions Answered

 BMW auto start-stop system automatically shuts down and restarts the internal combustion engine to minimize the amount of time the engine spends idling, at the same time reducing...

BMW iDrive 7.0 – TOP 11 Features & Functions

BMW iDrive 7.0 – TOP 11 Features & Functions

BMW iDrive 7.0 – TOP 11 Features & Functions

The BMW Operating System 7.0, more commonly known as BMW iDrive 7.0, is the 7th generation and the newest version yet of BMW’s in-car communication and entertainment system....

How to upgrade BMW Speakers & Amplifier in F30 (BMW 3 Series) – Step-by-step installation guide

How to upgrade BMW Speakers & Amplifier in F30 (BMW 3 Series) – Step-by-step installation guide

How to upgrade BMW Speakers & Amplifier in F30 (BMW 3 Series) – Step-by-step installation guide

Whether you’re an audiophile or not, there always comes a time you want your music to raise the roof in your car. Sadly, BMW’s standard speakers and amplifiers often don’t tick all the boxes...

Hidden BMW iDrive Features

Hidden BMW iDrive Features

Hidden BMW iDrive Features

You use your iDrive system on an everyday basis and probably think there’s no function you've missed. Well, let us surprise you :) iDrive systems hide quite a few handy BMW features that make your multimedia experience much more intuitive and personalized, without being so obvious at first glance.