The German-based BMW carmaker has recently declared that all its high-end models in the United States, including the 2-, 3-, 6- and 7-Series, some models from the X lineup and the M versions will be equipped with the $300 Apple CarPlay package.
The news comes prior to Apple`s upgraded CarPlay system which would be launched next month with the iOS 10 system, which gives drivers the chance of using different functions while behind the steering wheel. For the moment, there are no words on the system`s functions.
Odd enough, there is no word on the possibility of fitting the 4- or 5-Series models, not to mention the X1, X3, X4 or the i3 and i8 plug-in hybrid with the system. Even if they do come with high-tech infotainment systems inside, they currently don’t support the new CarPlay package.
However, the carmaker has also stated that soon enough, all models in the United States would come with the Apple`s CarPlay system. The first models to be fitted with the system was the 230i and the M240i, at the beginning of the year, so it might take a while for the company to find a way to install the package on the rest of the model range.
BMW is not the only carmaker in the United States to be using the system on its fleet, thus joining Audi, Buick, Cadillac, DS Automobiles and Citroen, Ford, Ferrari, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Peugeot, Lincoln, Mercedes-Benz, Skoda, Subaru, Suzuki, Volkswagen or Volvo. We should be able to find more news in the upcoming period.