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TT Fleet Update: June 2015 – M3

It’s now coming up on four years since I had to commute to work by car so partly as a result of that I’ve done less than 5,000 miles since buying the M3 last May. In that time the car hasn’t needed much done to it with just a service and change of tyres – no upgrades, mods and new parts have been installed. Time to change that….

Having got fed up of FM radio, cassette tapes(!) or a six CD changer, I’ve got myself an Android head unit upgrade courtesy of BMWRadios.com. I bought the unit in December but am only now getting round to having it fitted. Usually changing a CD player is one of the few jobs I’d do myself in a car but this one requires a 5m cable being ran from the boot to the head unit. Just think how many retaining clips I could break trying to do that – no thanks!

Current setup with cassette player
Current setup with cassette player

The new unit is fairly feature packed and looks OEM to keep the purists happy:

• Android 4.4.4
• 800 x 480 screen
• 64Gb SD Card support
• Wifi and 3g enabled
• Pre installed nav
• Bluetooth + hands free
• Reverse Camera

Basically it adds hands free, the ability to play Google Music/MP3s and allows me to link it up to the OBD port via Bluetooth – all stuff I miss when handing back a press car and going back to my 12 year old car.

Now all I need to do is hand it over to Audiowise in East Kilbride to get all this lot from the dining room table into the car…..

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As you might have noticed, there are a pair of door speakers and a pair of tweeters sitting there too. I thought I might as well change them since the Harman Kardon ones in the car are getting a bit hissy and past it. The new ones are from Rainbow and are made to fit the doors in an E46 M3 Coupe.

A full review will follow on shortly once everything is installed and working.