While one of the last automotive manufacturers to add Android Auto to its vehicles, with the iDrive 7 update, BMW is now expected to bring the digitally-driven interface to around 750,000 cars.
BMW has stated in a press release that the iDrive 7 upgrade will be sent to compatible vehicles as an OTA update. Therefore, for the first time, about three-quarters of a million BMWs are set to get access to Android Auto. Another welcome feature of this update is that you can connect wirelessly to your device in-car.
Today, the iDrive 7 update rollout begins in the German home market of BMW, with a larger rollout planned over the coming weeks in Europe , China, the US, and Canada.
When the Android Auto carrying Drive 7 OTA update is available for your vehicle, you will receive a notice inside the BMW Connected app, which will prompt you through the installation phase. Another advantage is that it comes fully free of charge, even with this update adding enhanced in-car entertainment possibilities and other benefits, which is a welcome move by the German automaker given the average BMW cost.