DAB+ digital radio solutions for your BMW

An original BMW DAB systems fitted as per factory

OR Cartronics® DAB option, NO dash extras or remotes

We retrofit BMW digital radios to all models of BMW

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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...


Cartronics® will fit the 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.

OR CALL US ON 01932 800800


Cartronics® DAB option emulates BMW system, NO dash extras or remotes

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.

The CAR-DAB-BMW unit will ship shortly, starting with BMW E chassis cars shortly followed by BMW F chassis cars, register your interest here

The Cartronics CAR-DAB-BMW system can be used with a small discrete window aerial or can be used in conjuction with the BMW DAB hidden factory aerials, we can offer choices once we have checked the specification of your car. Email your VIN number to us with your enquiry.



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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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 in the table 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:

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.


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Cartronics have a DAB option that emulates the BMW system, with no dash extras or remotes