iDrive Audio Formats Support

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iDrive Audio Formats Support

Post by hucg18 » Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:43 am


I've had my 140i for 2 weeks and Im starting to go deeper into the iDrive system, today I noticed I can burn CDs into the car's internal storage so a couple of questions came to my mind:
  • Whats the format used by BMW to burn/record the CDs? Does it use a lossless format (wav, flac?) or they use a 'cheap' one like mp3?
  • Whats the capacity of the (I assume its a hdd) drive? Can I change it for something bigger?
Last one regarding USB:
  • What kind of USBs does the infotainment system supports? (3.0, 2.0, 3.1) I had a 2017 Mini which couldnt read USB 3.0, that was a big let down for me.
  • Can I use FLAC files with a USB memory?
Thank you very much!

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