LCI E82 1Series CIC Functionality

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LCI E82 1Series CIC Functionality

Post by Rubix_Cube » Mon Sep 17, 2018 1:31 pm

Hey All,

I'm currently in the market for a N55 DCT 135i and I'm currently trying to understand the capability of the CIC iDrive and the audio types in general that are fitted to the LCI cars. Can you use the connected apps like the newest model BMW's with the CIC iDrive? I use Spotify on all my journeys and I know I can stream my audio via Bluetooth but I would like to have the ability to go through play lists etc on the move without touching my device.

So I'm trying to work out if I should hold out for a CIC equipped car over a non CIC car. Currently I always use my phone with Waze for long journeys anyway so if the CIC can't do connected apps and I'd be blue tooth streaming anyway, it might be helpful to just open my options to non CIC cars.

Pros and Cons of the different stereo options for 2011-2013 135i's would be nice to hear from actual owners. I've read the "Spec" sheet stuff already. Also, if it impacts my choice, I run an Android Google Pixel 2.

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Re: LCI E82 1Series CIC Functionality

Post by chall5 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:35 pm

No audio streaming on the 135i AFAIK without third party equipment

You have connection via AUX (standard) or USB (an option)

I just connect via AUX and use Siri to control playback from the phone through the car stereo
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Re: LCI E82 1Series CIC Functionality

Post by Rubix_Cube » Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:37 pm

The car I am very keen on is currently not on Autotrader due to the owner being on holiday but his advert did mention bluetooth audio streaming due to the CIC with 8Gb HDD. I was hoping to learn you could uprade the original CIC with the latest version from the M135i cars, but the more I read it seems less and less possible.

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Post by miked5 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:46 pm

It is possible for our cars to have connected apps. Mine is a 2011 with CIC and I can play music through Spotify like the newer m135i.

Although I don’t think it is a factory option, @wibbles was able to code mine a few years back.

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Post by Wibbles » Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:15 pm

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Re: LCI E82 1Series CIC Functionality

Post by Rubix_Cube » Wed Sep 19, 2018 11:27 am

Wibbles, I was the guy messaging you on FB without a VIN, when I get that I'll drop you a line.

Good to know it's possible now though :D Thanks Mike Just a quick additional question, are you an Apple or Android user?

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Re: LCI E82 1Series CIC Functionality

Post by miked5 » Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:04 pm

I use apple


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