2012 BMW X3 Long Term Road Test

2012 BMW X3: Silent Connection

March 08, 2012

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I mentioned before in a Fiat 500 post that I really dislike it when cars' Bluetooth systems ask you to record a name for your phone. Kind of a tedious process. Plus who, besides reality stars, likes the sound of their own voice?

That's why I have to tip my hat to cars, like our 2012 BMW X3, that automatically detect your phone's name when you connect it. See? The technology is there.

Only thing that would make the X3's system even better is if it, like the Fiat, didn't have a limited number of slots to fill. But I'm sure that's an issue families wouldn't take umbrage with.

For a compelling video on how easy it is to connect an iPhone, hit the jump. Personally, I like that BMW has owner's manual videos.

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor

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