Once your iPod is connected, your audio system becomes a literal extension of the player itself, allowing you to play Master of Music using the multi-function steering wheel or radio controls. Which means you can sort music by playlist, artist, album, genre and podcast, not to mention make any selection from the music library.
The interface is compatible with any iPod equipped with a dock connector -including fourth and fifth generation models, as well as the iPod Mini and iPod Nano. So just plug, and Play.
Installation is described as a 1.25 hour process and requires partial removal of the dash trim and instrument cluster AND coding by the dealer to enable the retrofit kit.
For US Market MINIs:
2007-08/2010 R56 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Hardtops
2008-08/2010 R55 MINI Cooper and Cooper S CLUBMAN
2009-08/2010 R57 MINI Cooper and Cooper S Convertibles
Not compatible with non-US MINIs.
Does NOT fit 2002-2006 Models.
See installation instructions here.
NOT compatible with the iPhone 3Gs - the unit will play music but will not charge properly with the Y-cable. The iPhone 3G works fine.