Welcome to bmwDAB.co.uk, an affiliate of Cartonics GB, one of the UK's retrofit specialist, premier quality installers of car audio and other mobile media equipment.
From January 2013 BMW began offering DAB radio as an option on all new models and as standard in some high-end models, including the 7 Series, becoming the first mainstream premium manufacturer to do so. The benefits of digital radio have been compared to the switch over from AM to FM as the preferred medium. For a long time now, a car without a radio has become like a car without four wheels. In a few years, the same will probably apply to digital radio reception. Reason enough for BMW to bring digital radio to their new cars today. If you're happy with the BMW you have now, and would like to get on this next step of quality sound in your car, we are the experts who can help.
We can offer several services for your DAB requirements...
Original BMW DAB systems fitted as per factory
Firstly we can offer the BMW OEM factory retrofit. This would give you the BMW DAB as if you ordered it from the factory. Depending on car and specification this can be quite expensive, but is still a popular option, so if you're interested send an email to us with you cars VIN number and we can quote for this option.
Cartronics DAB systems
Cartronics also now supply a BMW emulation system, this works exactly the same as the factory BMW system with full control and feedback via the I-Drive/Screen or radio installed. No stick on parts, no remotes its flawless, this system is far more cost effective and you can buy the kit and install yourself in some instances.
We'll retrofit a BMW DAB (digital radio) to all models of BMW, and as with all Cartronics installations we'll fit it per factory specification, your car will leave us looking as good as when it arrived - only sounding better! Installation includes the latest software level for the DAB unit (as of install date), we do all installation programming & coding at our Surrey workshop. All BMW factory systems will be as per BMW specification, no issues with dealers of service agents. The Cartronics DAB emulation system is rolling out for E Chassis cars like the E60 shortly followed by F Chassis Cars - See table below. We use all the original BMW parts & amplifiers, but the position of the rear aerial may depend on vehicle and spec option.
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We also sell the DAB+ interface in our online store:
Recently retrofitted BMW DAB Radios have included: BMW Z4, BMW 3 series E93 & F20. In addition the following models are compatible BMW1/3/5/6/7 series as well as the X4, X5 & X6. See list of example models/chassis codes below.
Cartronics GB in Surrey can retro fit BMW DAB digital radio to all makes of BMW. BMW DAB Radios are retrofitted as per factory specification at our Surrey premises. Cartronics in Surrey are a professional car engineering company with great knowledge of BMW technology. BMW DAB Radios are installed using the latest software, and coding is done in-house at our Surrey workshop. BMW DAB radio installations from Cartronics is affordable and professional. Cartronics in Surrey have retrofitted BMW DAB radios to BMW Z4, BMW 3 series E93, BMW 1/3/5/6/7 series, X4/X5/X6 and can retrofit to other options too. Suitable BMW models include:
Please note: the list below is not conclusive, if your car is not listed here this does not mean we can not retrofit install digital radio (DAB) into your BMW, please contact us with your requirements.
|BMW DAB FITTED?||E / F Chassis Code||Production||Model|
|DAB for E60||2004-2010||5 Series Sedan|
|DAB for E61||2004-2011||5 Series Wagon|
|DAB for E63||2005-2011||6 Series Coupe|
|DAB for E64||2005-2011||6 Series Convertible|
|DAB for E65||2002-2009||7 Series short wheelbase|
|DAB for E66||2002-2009||7 Series long wheelbase|
|DAB for E70||2007+||X5 SAV|
|DAB for E71||2007+||X6 SAC|
|DAB for E82||2008+||1 Series Coupe|
|DAB for E83||2003-2010||X3 SAV|
|DAB for E84||2009+||X1 SAV|
|DAB for E85||2003+||Z4 / MZ4 Roadster|
|DAB for E86||2006+||Z4 / MZ4 Coupe|
|DAB for E88||2008+||1 Series Convertible|
|DAB for E89||2009+||Z4 Convertible Coupe|
|DAB for E90||2006-2011||3 Series Sedan|
|DAB for E91||2006-2011||3 Series Touring Wagon|
|DAB for E92||2007-2012||3 Series Coupe|
|DAB for E93||2007-2012||3 Series Convertible|
|DAB for F01||2008+||7 Series short-wheelbase|
|DAB for F02||2008+||7 Series long-wheelbase|
|DAB for F06||2012+||6 Series Gran Coupe|
|DAB for F07||2009+||5 Series GT|
|DAB for F10||2010+||5 Series Sedan|
|DAB for F11||2011+||5 Series Touring Wagon|
|DAB for F12||2012+||6 Series Coupe|
|DAB for F13||2012+||6 Series Convertible|
|DAB for F15||2014+||X5 SAV|
|DAB for F20||2013+||1 Series hatchback|
|DAB for F22||2014+||2 Series Coupe|
|DAB for F23||2014+||2 Series Convertible|
|DAB for F25||2011+||X3 SAV|
|DAB for F26||2014+||X4 SAV|
|DAB for F30||2012+||3 Series Sedan|
|DAB for F31||2013+||3 Series Wagon|
|DAB for F32||2014+||4 Series Coupe|
|DAB for F33||2014+||4 Series Convertible|
|DAB for F34||2014+||3 Series Gran Turismo|
|DAB for F45||2014+||2 Series|
|DAB for F80||2014||M3 Sedan|
|DAB for F82||2014||M4 Coupe|
Please note: the above list is not conclusive, if your car is not listed here this does not mean we can not retrofit install digital radio (DAB) into your BMW, please contact us with your requirements.