SNEAK PEAK! BMW E46 Owners Alpine are set to launch a 7″ Navigation Solution for the Australian Market

SNEAK PEAK! BMW E46 Owners Alpine are set to launch a 7″ Navigation Solution for the Australian Market


BMW E46 Owners Alpine are set to launch a 7″ Navigation Solution for the Australian Market

7″ Navigation Multimedia system designed for BMW 3-series E46 the Alpine INE-W997E46

The BMW 3-series E46 is one of the most requested vehicles for creating a good navigation and entertainment solution. While the dash surface has enough space to house a 7″ Capacitive WVGA touch screen, the dash internals are very limited and do not allow to install any regular 2DIN product.

The solution: the Alpine INE-W997E46. It brings you the many benefits of the iGO Primo nextgen navigation software.

This cutting-edge software employs ultra-fast route calculation, so there’s less waiting before you start driving. It also features improved map graphics and user interface, as well as very smooth zooming and map rotation. In addition, you get dozens of new navigation options and features, making both short drives and long trips more efficient and pleasurable.

You get a wide variety of advanced tuning features, including the ability to use the versatile TuneIt app with Facebook linkage. Excellent sound quality complements its wide compatibility, including built-in Bluetooth with Voice Dial Function and built-in DAB/DAB+.

Enjoy stunning navigation map detail, and even in the 50/50 split screen mode you have a clear view of all operations.


Designed for BMW E46



The 7-inch (17.8cm) high-resolution display smoothly integrates into your BMW E46 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.

This allows navigation maps to be displayed in stunning detail, while movies or video clips become a real cinematic experience. The user interface is very intuitive and is designed to perfectly integrate into your vehicle.

You’ll soon appreciate the ease of use and convenience of direct touch operation.





Special configuration for BMW E46


The Alpine INE-W997E46 uses a special configuration in which the 7” display is attached at an angle to a 1 DIN media box. This allows for perfect integration into the BMW E46.

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.

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 you car is equipped with an original Harman Kardon sound system, an additional 3rd party interface adapter is required.




All New User Interface




Alpine have redesigned the user interface to allow fast switching of applications with a single swipe of a finger.

If you for example view and iPod playlist on your screen, all you have to do is swipe your finger from right to left to view the navigation map and iPod screen in a convenient split screen arrangement.

Another swipe will show you the navigation map in full screen. This operation methodology works in all four directions to quickly and easily reach the most often used functions.

You will especially like this functionality while driving since it eliminates to look for specific buttons.






Big Screen Entertainment


The Alpine system allows you to enjoy movies, music videos or TV shows from many different sources, such as DVDs from the optional optical drive, USB sticks, the latest smartphones with HDMI output or portable video devices (optional cables or adapters are required).

You can also connect your iPod or iPhone to enjoy your video content on the high-resolution 7-inch display. For driving safety the video playback feature is only available if the vehicle is not in motion.






Connect HDMI Sources



The Alpine INE-W997E46 is equipped with an HDMI port.

Using an optional HDMI cable you can connect any smartphone or media device with an HDMI output to see the content on the Alpine INE-W997E46 screen.

You can even use and iPhone 5 or 6 and connect it via the lightning plug to enjoy the iPhone video or photo content on the Alpine screen (requires additional cables and adapters).

The Alpine INE-W997E46 also includes an HDMI output to connect a rear monitor system with HDMI.




Built-in Bluetooth® Technology



The built-in Bluetooth® module allows wireless connection of a mobile phone for hands-free communication, while frequent software updates ensure full compatibility with the latest phones.

A very intuitive user interface makes it very easy to operate and also includes a speed dial function for the most frequently called numbers.

Bluetooth® also enables audio streaming from the phone: audio content or even internet radio can be wirelessly transferred to the unit. Featuring Bluetooth Hands Free Transfer multi point implementation.




DAB Digital Radio



The built-in DAB/DAB+/DMB tuner uses the most advanced digital technology to deliver radio reception in outstanding, noise-free sound quality.

DAB+ also offers many other advantages over traditional FM radio: select from a much wider range of radio stations and after an initial station scan you can easily select your desired channels from an alphabetic and genre list of available stations.






Alpine TuneIt App for Tuning and Keeping in Touch


The Alpine INE-W997E46 works with Alpine’s cool and convenient Alpine TuneIt App to bring you custom sound tuning features right from your smartphone.
You can upload your sound settings to the Alpine Cloud Server to share them with other Alpine fans, and see their settings.

The app also displays Facebook messages, lets you “Like” them and even reads them to you!
Download Alpine TuneIt App with TTS from the Apple App Store or Google Play.



High Quality Sound, Tuned for BMW 3-series E46 and Your Ear


The Alpine INE-W997E46 puts the power of advanced sound processing in your car with BASS ENGINE SQ to maximise bass sound and overall tone balance, plus lots of custom tuning functions like Digital Time Correction and Dual HD EQ. Best of all, you can control them easily from your smartphone with the Alpine TuneIt App.

24-Bit DAC and 4-volt PreOuts, too!





Navigation with One Look Display for BMW 3 ( E46 )

Alpine’s innovative “One Look” split-screen technology allows the driver to view the navigation map and audio playback information at one glance.

This eliminates the need to switch between different applications. You can switch from full screen to One Look view with just a swipe on the display.

This function is especially useful on long highway trips.


3D Maps

View maps in 3D with detailed buildings and landmarks.

This feature helps you to better orientate yourself in big cities.

Speed restriction display and speed camera warnings give you further driving assistance.


TMC Route Guidance

Lane Guidance lets the driver know which is the best lane to be in, while Dynamic TMC Route Guidance provides live traffic information for avoiding traffic jams and recalculates the route if necessary.


Parking Assistance Technology for BMW 3 ( E46 )


The optional rear-view camera system provides parking safety with cutting-edge camera technology.

The rear-view camera automatically activates when reversing and also mutes the audio so you can hear the parking sensor signals.

You not only have a clear view to the rear, you can also see useful distance guides for easier parking. You can even activate a trailer hitch ball guide to make hooking up your trailer much easier.





Optional Multi View Camera



The Multi View Rear Camera Alpine HCE-C252RD and the Multi View Front Camera Alpine HCE-C257FD provide parking safety with cutting-edge camera technology and full touch-screen operation.

With the Alpine HCE-C252RD and the Alpine HCE-C257FD you have a choice of several viewing modes.









Rear view displays what is directly behind the car.

Use This when reserving into a parking space, for example.








Corner view splits the screen so you have a clearer view of both left and right behind the car.

There’s also a picture-in-picture function that shows the regular rear view in a small screen.








Panorama view displays a wide view behind the car.

Use this when you want to view a wider than normal area behind the car.








Top view is convenient for precise reversing, for example to hook up a trailer.

There’s also a picture-in-picture function that shows the regular rear view in a small screen.







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