My E39 is wired for a phone and has the satnav/tv etc, multi-function
steering wheel and the armrest with the cradle for the phone.
I have been informed it is designed for a Motorola v50.
I have also been informed that BMW can suppply for £320 ish +VAT and
that this the one that has the BMW software loaded to enable full
My question is, if anyone knows, can a standard v50 be used and if so,
what functions does one lose?
['01 BMW 530iA SE Touring]