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BMW X5 - E53

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DriveAudio BMW E53 Fits (1999-2006) 9" screen, Sat/Nav, Bluetooth, FM, USB, DAB headunit


DriveAudio BMW E53 Fits (1999-2006) 9" screen, Sat/Nav, Bluetooth, FM, USB, DAB* Touchscreen headunit

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£ 499.99

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DriveAudio BMW E53 Fits (1999-2006) 9" screen, Sat/Nav, Bluetooth, FM, USB, DAB* Android 8.0 Octa-Core Touchscreen headunit


About Android headunits;

Android headunits feature Bluetooth, DVD, CD, USB, FM as standard. Plus you are able to go online using a Dongle or using a personal Hotspot 'tethering' data from your Smart phone via WiFi. You can also download an array of APPS from the Google Playstore either for FREE or some APPS will charge, just as you would on a Smart phone. You can get APPS such as Google Maps, Tom Tom maps, Garmin maps, Waze Maps, Google, Spotify music, Youtube, Amazon Music, Netflix, Amazon Films, social media, games etc. 

Please Note:  Regarding the Sat/Nav maps, you will need to purchase (Usually FREE) & download your own choice of maps from the Google PlayStore. You can also download offline maps. This means you will not use any online data 3G/4G when using the maps. The best thing is they are FREE* to download from the Google Play store. 

*Google Playstore may change prices at anytime.

 Is my smart phone compatible? You do not need an Android phone to use this headunit as all Apple iPhones are also compatible.

Suitable for;

Fits: BMW E53 (1999-2006).

If you have BMW navigation located in the boot or DSP (Digital Sound Processing) button "Harman Kardon" speakers with Amplifier in the boot, you need the DA-6M extension lead for the amplifier. If you have a BMW 6 disk CD multichanger that will be made redundant. If you have BMW standard CD stereo, you may also need a 16mm or 18mm relocation ashtray kit – Sold separately (We do not sell this).

PLEASE ALSO NOTE: This unit does NOT have a DVD drive.

About the Headunit 

New Operating System - Android Oreo
The unit is powered by the smarter, faster, and more powerful operating system Android 8.0. 
You will be in for the smoothest user experience ever experienced on a head unit.

The Most Powerful Hardware
With the on-board Octa-Core processor and its 32GB ROM memory, the unit achieves ultra-fast running speeds with a smooth and efficient multi-task processing ability, satisfying even the most tech savvy users.

Faster Performance
Android Oreo minimizes background activity in the apps you use least and gets started on your favourite tasks more quickly with twice the boot speed when powering up.
Boot time was measured on the same hardware and with a different version of the Android OS.

Google Play Protect, Added Security
You can now permit the installation of APKs per-source, so that hostile downloader apps can't operate without your permission.
By scanning over 50 billion apps per day, Android Play Protect automatically helps to keep the hardware and your data safe from hostile apps, and ensures that your unit is clear, fast, and performing at its best.

Split screen;
Now you can switch and run two apps on screen side by side.
So go ahead listening to music through your favourite app whilst navigating, or making phone call with your browser open.

New User Interface
The unit features a responsive, powerful and intuitive user interface that is easy to navigate.

High Definition Display
With its 1024*600 resolution and a highly sensitive and intuitive touch screen, you will be amazed and enjoy super sharp image display.

Colour options;
Choose various coloured buttons to match different needs.
The random changing button schemes create a vibrant and dynamic visual experience.
1. Free to choose your favourite colour.
2. Random change button colour.

Redesigned Back End
With the newly designed heat sink and connectors, we have maximised the connection capabilities of the Android unit, whilst keeping the wires simple and tidy for installation.
Customised Connectors: The plug & go design aims to match the original connectors, to make installation as easy and hassle-free as possible.
FAKRA Type GPS / Radio Antenna Port: FAKRA connectors are designed to perform up to 3 GHz to meet the particular mechanical and environmental requirements of the automotive industry.
Thickened Aluminium Heat Sink: Specially designed for efficient heat dissipation.

Screen Mirroring for Android phones;
Screen mirroring allows you to mirror your phone's screen on this unit. 
You can choose to read messages or watch videos directly on the screen of this head unit instead of on your phone. Just connect your phone and go.
Please Note: Not all smartphones are compatible with screen mirroring function.

Multiple Input;
Expand your media choices by plugging your USB stick or SD card into this unit to play music, video or view photos. 
The unit is compatible with most DVDs and CDs that are available on the market.
Please Note: The USB and SD maximum capacity is 128GB, but the files in the USB and SD card should be within 4GB. The DVD driver in this unit only support 120mm Disc.

High Quality Bluetooth Voice Call
With the new and updated Bluetooth module, you can now enjoy Bluetooth interference-free phone calls in higher quality and with more clearness.
Hands Free Calls
Bluetooth Music

Steering Wheel Control (CANbus Box Provided)
The Steering Wheel Control function allows you to take easy control on switching songs, changing radio channels and adjusting volume from the buttons on your steering wheel.
This provides convenience and safety by allowing you to keep your hands on the wheel.
This head unit's steering wheel control (SWC) function works with vehicles with a digital SWC.


Built-in FM Radio Tuner 
18 FM and 12 AM stations preset.
Customize Your Themes
13 still wallpapers and 5 dynamic wallpapers
4*48W Surround Stereo
High-fidelity and powerful audio effect.
Navigation - Supports online and offline maps.

Headunit Size:
Head Unit: 105*179*50mm
Face Panel: 28*130*285mm


In the box:
2 x ISO Wiring Harness
1 x Radio Antenna Adapter
1 x Canbus Box
1 x USB Cable
1 x GPS Antenna
2 x RCA Cables
1 x Microphone & Camera Cable
1 x User Manual


*Addons (Sold Separately).


DAB+ (Digital Radio) module box.

Monitors your tire pressure and temperature.

A window for you to diagnose your car status.

MIC - Internal
Better sound quality as the microphone is position closer to the driver..

Helps you record your journey on the road

Internet 4G 
Browse on the Internet with 3G/4G Dongle or use a ‘Hotspot’ on your smart phone.

Reversing Camera
Add a reversing camera for safe parking.



2 years manufacture.


We offer a FREE* Workshop install - To book your FREE appointment, please contact us via Email or on 01905 775445. Alternatively you can order the product from our website & one of our sales advisers will contact you to book you in for a Workshop appointment at Droitwich, Worcestershire WR9.9AB.

*The FREE Workshop install covers the headunit ONLY. Any optional extras may occur an installation fee. Please contact us for a quote.

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All the information was correct at the time of print. All product and company names are trademarks™ or registered® trademarks of their respective holders. Use of them does not imply any affiliation with or endorsement by them. 

While all attempts have been made to verify the information provided in this policy and accompanying materials, neither the Author nor the Publisher assumes any responsibility for errors, inaccuracies, or omissions.

Tethering data from your mobile device WILL impact on your mobile data plan: please check with your network provider how much data provision you have per  month for example unlimited Data - means no data roaming limit, 5GB is set - this is your limit. Advisable to check if there are any limitations surrounding your mobile data usage. 

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    Alan K.

    Made really well & works great

    I Love it! It's made really well and works great. I think it's the best aftermarket radio for E53.

      David. R

      The sound from this head unit is mind-blowing

      I have a BMW X5 3.0D Auto(2004). The sound from this head unit is mind-blowing much better than BMW stock head unit all functionality works including steering control. Only one let down the head unit does not fit flush in dash, requires the edges to be sanded down to get a snug finish. Installed reserve cam bit tricky but well worth it, the pic is surprising clear, instant video when put in reverse gear, no lagging in video. Instead of purchasing USB wifi dongle I'm using my iPhone as hotspot I can stream music to xtrons without any problems. I'm liking this unit very much so many features and the Google playstore works.

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        DriveAudio BMW E53 Fits (1999-2006) 9" screen, Sat/Nav, Bluetooth, FM, USB, DAB headunit

        DriveAudio BMW E53 Fits (1999-2006) 9" screen, Sat/Nav, Bluetooth, FM, USB, DAB headunit

        DriveAudio BMW E53 Fits (1999-2006) 9" screen, Sat/Nav, Bluetooth, FM, USB, DAB* Touchscreen headunit

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