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Nissan recently announced that the all-new 2017 Maxima, available now at dealerships worldwide, is its first vehicle with CarPlay support. Apple's dashboard software is included with the Maxima Platinum trim package, which is available for a suggested price of $39,990 in the United States.

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CarPlay is included as part of NissanConnect, a proprietary system with a wide range of features: automatic collision notification, remote start via smartphone, emergency calling, a stolen vehicle locator, satellite radio, a hands-free text messaging assistant, and more. The 2017 Maxima has an 8-inch touchscreen display.

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Meanwhile, leaked price listings shared on discussion forum Bimmerpost reveal that BMW's first CarPlay vehicles will also be launching in North America and Europe this year, including 2017 M3, M4, X5 M, and X6 M models (via 9to5Mac). The documents show that CarPlay will be a $300 feature for U.S. models.

BMW and Nissan join a long list of automakers that offer CarPlay, including Acura, Audi, Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Citroën, DS Automobiles, Ferrari, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Lamborghini, Lincoln, Opel, Porsche, Peugeot, Seat, Skoda, Subaru, Suzuki, Volkswagen, Volvo, and others.

Meanwhile, two of the largest CarPlay holdouts remaining include Mazda and Toyota.

Article Link: BMW and Nissan Announce First CarPlay Models
 

xizdun

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Unexpected but welcome move by BMW. Hopefully I can have Waze integrate with iDrive in the future. Thank you, BMW.
 
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Reason077

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I'd like to see a next-generation, long-range Nissan Leaf with Carplay integration. That could be a genuine Tesla Model 3 rival.
 
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alphaod

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I wonder if I'll be able to enable this with just an FSC code or will it require a new hardware.
 
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Meanwhile, leaked price listings shared on discussion forum Bimmerpost reveal that BMW's first CarPlay vehicles will also be launching in North America and Europe this year, including 2017 M3, M4, X5 M, and X6 M models (via 9to5Mac). The documents show that CarPlay will be a $300 feature for U.S. models.

Carplay will also be available in all 3-series and 4-series models starting with model year 2017 that goes into production in August. You can see it in the PDF ordering guides here and here.

Looks like 7-series is getting it also here.

I don't think it will hit the current 5-series since it is being replaced at the end of this year.

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Verita

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I don't think it'll be just a FSC code, this looks to be in line with the iDrive 5.0 rollout

Wow, a $40k Maxima?!?!

What is this world coming to? Any why are the crooks requiring the platinum package for this basic functionality?
 
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Glassed Silver

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Finally. CarPlay for Mini is getting closer.
Not that I'm buying one soon, but it's nice to know that when I do and it might be a used model I won't have to get the latest generation to to get my phone hooked up properly.

Good news!

Glassed Silver:mac
 
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Agile55

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What about a software update allowing current vehicle owners that already have CarPlay, to no longer have to use a lighting cable for system interface.

I knew CarPlay required using a lighting cable in the 2017 veh. I bought beforehand but this is 2016 after all. That plus you can only have one system engaged @ a time, CarPlay or your vehicles, no cherry picking so to speak.

One can only hope CarPlay matures w/ a quickeness, at least let us ditch the lightening connection, geeezzz .......
 
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