Alpine Style iLX-705E46 - BMW E46 Apple CarPlay/Android Auto System

Premium 2DIN Digital Media Station for BMW E46, car stereo featuring DAB+ digital radio, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.

SKU: iLX-705E46

$1,799.95

Description

Alpine iLX-705E46

Alpine Style system for the BMW E46,

Features wireless Apple CarPlay and (wired) Android Auto compatibility

Exclusively designed for the BMW E46 Series, Alpine have re-engineered the iLX-705D to create the perfect solution, providing a new level of entertainment for this luxurious BMW.

Alpine introduces the 3rd generation Alpine Style system for the BMW E46, featuring wireless Apple CarPlay and (wired) Android Auto compatibility. This new generation also includes many improvements, such as a much higher screen resolution, 2 USB ports, as well as a built-in Class-D amplifier and Hi-Res Audio capabilities.

If you look for a high-performance media system for your BMW E46 that includes all the latest features, cutting-edge media compatibilities and killer sound quality, the iLX-705E46 is for you.

Enjoy wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto (wired) compatibility, DAB+ digital radio, USB video playback, Hi-Res Audio playback, Bluetooth hands-free and audio streaming and much more with this amazing Head Unit.

Bring exceptionally good sound quality into your vehicle: the Alpine iLX-705E46 is among the world’s first Head Units featuring a built-in Class-D amplifier and has a wide array of professional sound tuning functions, such as digital X-overs, a Parametric EQ, digital time correction and much more. It includes all required parts for installation in your E46 (in some cases additional accessories are required – please read the text below for details).

Designed for BMW 3 E46

The 7-inch (17.8cm) high-resolution WXGA display with 1280 x 720 pixels smoothly integrates into your BMW 3 E46’s dashboard and allows full operation of the system via touch-screen technology and features the latest video technology for outstanding picture clarity, contrast and resolution. The unit comes fully assembled and includes all needed installation accessories for E46s with prior OEM navigation radio (Navigation Business).

If the navigation computer is located in the trunk (Navigation Professional), several radio cables need to be extended to the dashboard.

This can be simply done by using Alpine’s KWE-E46EXT. If your car is equipped with an original BMW cassette tape or CD radio, a few additional components are required to move the air condition control panel. All details can be found in the installation manual. If your car is equipped with an original Harman Kardon sound system, an additional 3rd party interface adapter is required.

The Alpine iLX-705E46 is equipped with an exquisite high-definition WXGA display, Hi-Res Audio with LDAC wireless technology, as well as industry-leading innovation to reproduce the most dynamic audio experience ever from a head unit.

7-inch HD WXGA Display

The Alpine iLX-705E46 features the best 7” display Alpine ever put into a 2DIN unit. The 7-inch HD touch-screen display features a resolution of 1280 x 720p (WXGA) and features stunningly vibrant colours and contrast - making icons, menus and visual content even crisper in your dash. Especially when displaying small text or similar on navigation maps, you will welcome this high-res screen.

Enjoy an incredible visual entertainment experience through the WXGA high-resolution display with 2.7 million individual pixel elements. The iLX-705E46 brings life-like images and colour vibrancy to the dashboard, displaying HDMI sources or USB video in stunning high-definition.

Wireless Apple CarPlay

The Alpine iLX-705E46 “Works with Apple CarPlay” wirelessly and lets iPhone users make and receive calls, access and write text messages, play music, and get directions in a way that allows them to stay focused on the road. Apple CarPlay is accessed through the capacitive touchscreen or the mic button to activate Siri voice control. Due to the WiFi connection, you can keep your iPhone in your pocket and do not need to plug it in all the time (except for charging).

Android Auto Compatibility

Android Auto allows you to use hundreds of useful smartphone apps with your Alpine system (wired connection). There are many popular navigation apps available, such as Google maps, Sygic, Waze, and Magic Earth – just to name a few. Enjoy music streaming with Amazon Music, Spotify, Deezer and others and stay connected with WhatsApp and other popular messenger apps – right from your Alpine screen.

Wireless lets you get in and go with instant connectivity to Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. Without your smartphone ever leaving your pocket you can make calls, send and receive messages, stream high-resolution music, access maps and navigation apps—commanding it all via the display or voice control.

Engineered for the E46

The Alpine iLX-705E46 uses a special configuration in which the 7″ is attached at an angle to the 1-DIN media box. This allows for perfect integration into the BMW E46 and is an instant upgrade from the original equipment.

Steering Wheel Control Buttons

The Alpine system connects to your steering wheel control buttons. This means you do not lose this convenient feature when upgrading to Alpine and you will have full control over volume, phone, audio track forward/backward and many other commands.

Enjoy Excellent Sound Quality

Featuring a 56-band Parametric EQ in the advanced mode, a 2-way digital X-over, 6-channel digital time correction and several Bass Engine SQ and MediaXpander sound tuning options, you have excellent tools at your disposal to tune your Alpine iLX-705E46 and the attached amp/speaker system to perfection. But we didn’t stop there: the Alpine iLX-705E46 is Hi-Res Audio certified and can decode and playback Hi-Res Audio files up to 96kHz / 1.536 kbps from USB sources in uncompressed supported formats such as FLAC, WAV and APE.

Enjoy superb audio fidelity with your favourite high-resolution audio tracks from USB, or streaming services and apps via a smartphone. The iLX-705D is fully complaint to Hi-Res Audio specifications, ensuring your music is reproduced with clarity and authenticity as the artist intended.

A world-first innovation, the iLX-705D is equipped with a powerful built-in Class-D amplifier to deliver the richness and acoustic crescendos of virtually any music style and live performances through any loudspeaker.

Making high-resolution sound sources even better, the built-in sound tuning allows you to make easy one-touch audio adjustments to suit your preference. In the advanced tuning mode, you have vast array of functions such as a 56-band parametric EQ, digital crossover and time-correction, letting you set up and tune the system like a pro.

The iLX-705E46 represents a new benchmark in the 7” multimedia head unit category by offering a unique collaboration of high-specification audio, visual and wireless connectivity, delivering unmatched performance and value.

TIDAL Hi-Res Audio App

With the integrated TIDAL app, you can access the High-Res Audio streaming experience with TIDAL, enjoying its catalogue of over 90 million songs and 450,000 videos. TIDAL HiFi and HiFi Plus members get lossless audio and high-fidelity music options for superior sound quality that elevates the music experience. TIDAL Masters, delivered in partnership with Master Quality Authenticated (MQA), allows HiFi Plus Members to listen to music exactly as the artist intended the track to sound. With thousands of expertly curated playlists, customers will be able to listen to all genres and discover new artists via TIDAL Rising.

Built-in Class-D Amplifier

The Alpine iLX-705E46 is one of the world’s first aftermarket Head Units featuring a built-in 4x 50 Watts Class-D amplifier – allowing excellent, high-end sound reproduction with highly reduced noise or phase shift. The key benefit of Class-D amplification technology is its high efficiency of about 90%, compared to 50 - 70% of Class AB amplifiers. New high-speed fans with internal heat sinks keep your Alpine car stereo cool - and the music playing.

USB Ports x 2

While the Alpine iLX-705E46 is mechless (no built-in CD/DVD drive), you still have plenty of entertainment options. USB ports x 2 located on the back of the unit allow you for example to connect one mobile device for charging, while the other USB port is used to plug in a USB stick or hard drive to access audio and video files.

Wide Entertainment Options

The all-new DAB/ radio tuner allows DAB – FM switching and lets you enjoy seamless radio reception without interruptions. Next the increased USB video playback formats (MP4, MOV, FLV, MKV), the Alpine iLX-705E46 features many additional entertainment options: the built-in Bluetooth module allows audio streaming from your phone and the HDMI input enables the connection of an external video playback device.

Drive-Assist Cameras

A rearview camera is a great way to make reversing safer. The camera image automatically comes on when you shift into reverse and distance guides that can be adjusted to match your car size will appear on the screen to help you safely park your car. Alpine offers a wide variety of front and rear-facing cameras, including multi-view cameras with selectable viewing angles.

 

 

 

Radio / DAB Tuner

  • Preset Stations (FM: 3x12 / DAB: 3x12 / AM: 2x12)
  • Memory: Auto Memory
  • Seek Mode: Local, DX, Pre-Set, Service
  • RDS Functions: PI, PS, AF, TA, TP, PTY, NEWS, RADIO TEXT
  • DAB+/DMB Supported
  • DAB+ Slideshow Service
  • DLS (Dynamic Label Service)
  • DAB Service Following
  • RDS Fallback (where available)
  • Auto Ensemble/Service Memory
  • Service Search Function
  • PTY Search Function
  • Alphabet Search Function

BLUETOOTH®

  • Built-in BLUETOOTH® Module V4.2
  • HFP (Hands-Free Profile) Compatible
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) Compatible
  • AVRCP (Audio / Video Remote Control Profile) Ver.1.5 Compatible
  • Phone Book Synchronization
  • Speed Dial: 4 Preset Memory (per phone)
  • Call History Display: Outgoing Calls / Incoming Calls / Missed Calls
  • Redial Function
  • Speech Volume Level Adjustment: (Outgoing and Incoming)
  • 24 Menu Languages
  • Microphone Included

Works with iPhone®

  • Compatible with iPhones and iPods featuring a lightning connector
  • Various search functions and Album Artwork Display
  • Battery Charging 

Connectivity

  • Works with Apple CarPlay wirelessly (requires CarPlay-enabled iPhone)
  • Works with Android Auto (Requires Android Auto-enabled smartphone, wired connection)

Navigation Function

  • Online navigation capability with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto-compatible navigation apps
  • Includes GPS / Glonass-enabled navigation antenna

USB Media Connection

  • 2x USB cable included
  • USB port 1: data port / USB port 2: charging port
  • Music Playback: FLAC, MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, APE compatible
  • Video Playback: MP4, MOV, FLV, MKV compatible
  • Supported Video Coding: MPEG-4/H.264 (MPEG-4/AVC)/MPEG-1/MPEG-2
  • Various search functions included

Sound Tuning

  • Bass Engine SQ and Bass Engine PRO sound tuning
  • Subwoofer Level Adjustment
  • 6 V PreOut
  • 10 Equalizer PreSets
  • 13-Channel Parametric EQ x4 audio channels + 4-channel for subwoofer
  • 6-Channel Digital Time Correction
  • 2-way Digital Crossover
  • Independent Source Volume Level Setting
  • For detailed sound tuning options please see the owner’s manual PDF below in the “SUPPORT” section

General

  • 4x 50 Watts Class-D High Power Amplifier
  • 7-inch Capacitive Touch-Screen WXGA Display (1280 x 720p)
  • Display angle adjustable after installation
  • 3 PreOuts (6 V, Front / Rear / Subwoofer)
  • 1 A/V AUX Input (3.5 mm micro jack)
  • 1 HDMI input / 1 HDMI output
  • 2 USB Ports (1x USB data port / 1x USB charging)
  • Steering Wheel Remote Control Ready
  • Vehicle Display Interface Ready (UART connection)
  • Remote Control Ready
  • 2x Camera Connection (Camera Direct connector) Note: does not support KCX-C250MCcamera switch box
  • Camera Distance Guides (adjustable)
  • Live Contrast Adjustment
  • Menu Language: 24 Languages
  • Auto Dimmer
  • Anti-theft security code
  • Engine Start-Stop unaffected

Installation

  • Includes installation brackets, wiring harness and CAN bus interface for complete installation.
  • If the navigation computer is located in the trunk (Navigation Professional), several radio cables need to be extended to the dashboard. Please use Alpine KWE-E46EXT. If your car is equipped with an original BMW cassette tape or CD radio, a few additional components are required to move the air condition control panel. All details can be found in the installation manual. If your car is equipped with an original Harman Kardon sound system, an additional 3rd party interface adapter is required.

Screen

  • Screen Size: 7-inch Capacitive WXGA
  • Number of Picture Elements: 2,764,800 pixels (1280 x 3 x 720)
  • Illumination System: White LED Backlighting
  • Effective Number of Picture Elements: 99.99%
  • Colour System: NTSC, PAL

Max Power Output Ratings

  • Max Power Output: 4x 50 W

Radio / DAB Tuner

  • FM Tuning Range: 87.5 - 108.0 MHz
  • AM Tuning Range: 531 - 1,602 kHz
  • DAB band III: 174 – 240 MHz
  • Alternate Channel Selectivity: 80 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 65 dB
  • DAB audio format: DAB/MPEG 2, DAB+/AAC, DMB Profile 1/BSAC/DMB profile 2/AAC

WiFi

  • Reception Frequency: IEEE 802.11 B/g/n (2.4 GHz)
  • Channels: 1 – 13 ch (2.4 GHz)
  • Security Protocols: WPA3/WPA2-PSK (TKIP, AES)

USB

  • USB Requirements: USB 2.0
  • USB 1: data port / 2,400 mA (Mass Storage Class)
  • USB 2: charging port / 1,500 mA (CDP support)
  • USB Class: Mass Storage Class, Play From Device
  • File System: FAT16 / FAT32 / exFAT
  • FLAC, MP3, WMA, AAC, WAV, APE Decoding
  • Video Playback: MP4, MOV, FLV, MKV compatible
  • Supported Video Coding: MPEG-4/H.264 (MPEG-4/AVC)/MPEG-1/MPEG-2
  • Number of Channels: 2-Channel (Stereo)
  • Frequency Response: 5 - 40 kHz ±1 dB *Frequency Response may differ depending on the encoder software/bit rate
  • Total Harmonic Distortion (at 1 kHz): 0.005%
  • DynamicRange(at 1kHz): 95 dB
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 95 dB

GPS / Glonass

  • GPS / Glonass compatible navigation antenna included
  • GPS frequency: 1575.42 +/- 1.023 MHz
  • Reception sensitivity (search): - 136 dB max

BLUETOOTH®

  • BLUETOOTH® Version: Bluetooth V4.2
  • Output Power: +4 dBm Max. (Power class 2)
  • HFP (Hands-Free Profile)
  • OPP (Object Push Profile)
  • PBAP (Phone Book Access Profile)
  • HSP (Head Set Profile)
  • A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile)
  • AVRCP (Audio/Video Remote Control Profile)
  • SPP (Serial Port Profile)
  • Supports LDAC Audio Codec

Sound Tuning

  • Subwoofer Level Adjustment: 0 to +15
  • Subwoofer Phase Setting: 0° or 180°
  • BASS ENGINE SQ: 5 Modes, Level 0 to +6
  • For detailed sound setting bands and frequencies please see the owner’s manual PDF below in the SUPPORT section

HDMI Section

  • Input Format 720p / 480p / VGA

General

  • Power Requirement: 14.4 V. DC (11-16V allowable)
  • Pre Output Voltage (Before Clipping): 6 V / 10k ohms

Dimensions

  • iLX-705E46 fits for BMW 3-Series E46
  • Chassis Size (W x H x D) mm: 178 x 50 x 150 mm
  • Display Size (W x H x D) mm: 171 x 96 x 18 mm
BMWE46 ■Compatible 1998-2004

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