BMW E46 M3 Android Multimedia Navigation System E46 Radio DVD Player Head Unit

BMW E46 M3 Android Multimedia Navigation System E46 Radio DVD Player Head Unit

Item #:CG-8788A

Regular Price: $599.00

Special Price $358.00

Regular Price: $599.00

Special Price $358.00

The BMW E46 Android head unit navigation aftermarket system is special for BMW E46 and M3 from year 1998 to 2006, support steering wheel control, support back up camera, Bluetooth hands free phone calls, Bluetooth streaming music, WiFi, Mirror-Link function, Apple carplay(Android Auto) optional.

Android 10 OS, 1024*600 HD capacitive touch screen, 8-Core high speed CPU, 64GB ROM, 4GB RAM. 

We will install latest igo or Sygic maps for your country, maps update is also free from DVDGPSNAV.

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Besides, this Aftermarket BMW E46 navigation Android head unit has been upgraded with new version now.

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Product Details

Best BMW E46 M3 Android Multimedia Navigation System E46 Radio DVD Player Head Unit

This BMW E46 radio Android head unit multimedia navi system is upgraded with Android 10 operation system, 1.5GHz Octa Core CPU, 64GB ROM and 4GB RAM, 1024*600 high definition capacitive touch screen.

The BMW E46 Android head unit multimedia navigation system is special for BMW E46 and M3 from year 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 to 2006 year, including BMW 316, BMW 316i, BMW 318, BMW 318i, BMW 318Ci, BMW 320, BMW 320i, BMW 320ci, BMW 323, BMW 323i, BMW 325, BMW 325i, BMW 328, BMW 328i, BMW 330, BMW 330i, BMW 330ci, BMW M3, BMW 318d, BMW 320d, BMW 330d, etc.

Why Buy BMW E46 Navigation Aftermarket Android Head Unit from Us?

  • Best quality in the market, we are the first manufacturer produced this BMW E46 navigation aftermarket unit since 2009, it has been upgraded many times including the UI, software, hardware, and now it's with latest stable Android 10 version.
  • Excellent service for both pre-sales and after-sales, some suppliers just provide good pre-sales service, we are different, you can see reviews from our customers below.
  • Android head unit special for BMW E46, custom design, factory awesome OEM looking, BMW logo displays when startup.
  • Latest Android 10 version with Octa-core CPU 64GB+4GB
  • This BMW E46 Android head unit supports steering wheel controls, rear view camera displaying, Apple Carplay optional.
  • Music/Video playing: SD card, USB, DVD player, Bluetooth stream music, music app, online music, video app.
  • If you don't need DVD player, we have another 8.8 inch model without DVD available, you can contact us to learn more.
  • If your car has a screen from factory BMW E46 M3 radio, you can choose our 6m long cable with both 17 pins and 40 pins plugs to connect your right plugs in the trunk.(optional)
  • Free IGO or Sygic Android maps:
    We will install our latest IGO or Sygic maps for you while testing, when map update is available from us in the future, maps update is also free, we can send you a link to download the new update, so you don't need to worry about the maps update.

BMW E46 android navigation

After installation of this BMW E46 Android radio, you can keep factory look and feel of your BMW E46 M3 because it's custom design for BMW 3 series E46 and M3. Besides, it can support steering wheel controls using a CAN-BUS decoder included, support aftermarket back up camera video displaying.

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BMW E46 Android Head Unit Specifications and Features:

  • Latest Android 10 Operation System
  • 1024*600 HD capacitive 7" touch screen
  • 1.5GHz 8 Core high speed CPU processor
  • 64GB Applied high speed eMMC Flash, best performance
  • High speed DDR3 4GB RAM
  • Support 1080P HD video decoder playing via TF Card or USB
  • Support Steering Wheel Controls
  • with CAN-BUS decoder included
  • Back up camera video input, can connect a back up camera(optional)
  • Inbuilt Android navigation system, support 3D digital navigation map
  • External GPS antenna, better GPS signal
  • With GPS maps installed for free, available nearly all countries
  • Bluetooth hands free phone calling function, support both iPhone and Android phones
  • Support Bluetooth streaming music A2DP
  • Built-in car FM/AM radio tuner, RDS for Europe
  • Built-in in-dash car DVD player, can be set to watch videos while driving
  • Inbuilt WiFi module, easy to connect WiFi for Internet access
  • Many Android application program can be downloaded and installed
  • Two USB2.0 ports, one supports OTG-USB
  • Two tf card slots
  • Easy connect Mirror Link function
  • Apple Carplay optional. Apple carplay connects via USB cable.

Installation Instructions:

  1. For BMW E46 just comes with business CD and radio:

    Installation is simple, just use our regular short wiring hanress, we provide both 17 round pins and 40 flat pins plugs.

    For BMW E46 before year 2002, your car should come with 17 round pins plug, and the 40 flat pins plug is normally for BMW E46 after year 2002. Factory Harmon Kardon sound system is supported. You will need to relocate the climate control panel under our double din BMW E46 Android navigation system where the storage compartment is, a relocation kit for air conditioning system is not necessary.

  2. For BMW E46 comes with a wide screen in the dashboard:

    You will not need to relocate the air conditioning control system but need to use our 6m long cable to connect your 17 pins or 40 pins plug in the trunk, you can run the long cable under the carpet along the door frames, removed the back seat to get access to the trunk, and hid the wires behind the cover panel in the trunk. If your car has harman kardon amplifier as well, according to our experiences before this Android BMW e46 radio can support your harman kardon amplifier with 98% possibilities. This long cable is optional.
    Learn more about installation guide of BMW E46 navigation here.

  3. For any questions you may have while installing this e46 android head unit, just feel free to contact us, our technicians would be glad to assist you.

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Android BMW E46 M3 GPS DVD

Package Include:

1x BMW E46 M3 Multimedia Navigation Head unit
1x CAN-BUS decoder
2x Wiring hanress(both 17pins and 40 pins plugs included)
1x GPS antenna
1x USB cables
1x Radio Antenna
1x RCA cables

You can see the user manual by touch screen and click "Instructions" app with this BMW e46 m3 radio Android head unit.

You can also download user manual here: BMW Android Navigation System User Manual

BMW E46 Navigation Installed

Warranty 2 Years

Customer Reviews

Review by Salim S.
I just bought my M3 and desperately needed to upgrade from the Business CD radio and this one does not disappoint. This is a pretty amazing double din unit that fits perfectly, easy to install, and truly has a balanced OEM look. I was worried because I have the Harmon Kardon system and have seen people get other units that do not work with. Fortunately, Sarah checked to make sure that the radio would be compatible with my car before shipping. I had absolutely no wires cut, spliced or anything. Purely plug and play to get the radio working along with all the steering wheel controls. I did have trouble installing a backup camera but was due to install issues (Sarah helped troubleshoot and fix the problem).

- Touch screen is very responsive (resolution was much better than I expected)
- Sound quality is great paired with the Harmon Kardon
- Car play works extremely well with my iPhone
- Built-in maps works well
- Android interface feels modern and familiar
- Super easy to install the radio and virtually plug-n-play
- Great support (Posted on 9/3/2020)
Review by Daniel
Easy to install and it works perfectly! (Posted on 8/15/2020)
Review by Marwan
Superb overall! The unit itself cannot be distinguished from OEM, the function is excellent. I have original navigation system and Harman Kardon and it fits perfectly. I needed the extension cable. What sets this company apart is the absolutely marvelous customer service! I communicated with Sarah before and after purchasing the unit and she was extremely helpful. Overall this is a company you cannot go wrong with, they are there to help you during the purchasing but also support you during and after installation. Very highly recommended. (Posted on 7/16/2020)
Review by Keith
I have received the Android head unit for my 2003 BMW 325ci. I am very pleased with it. I have managed to install it on my car and it works like a charm. (Posted on 9/9/2019)
Review by Cory
Thank you very much for my Android head unit, I'm very satisfied with it and I would for sure buy from u again for another car. (Posted on 7/15/2019)
Review by Carl
Cool features, good sound, HD screen. Easy to install for my BMW e46 325i 2001 model. I'm very satisfied. (Posted on 6/18/2019)
Review by Tim
My wife loves this new Android radio. It's a straight swap fit in BMW 330ci 2000 model. (Posted on 6/10/2019)
Review by Roger
Great quality! Touch screen is awesome. DVD player works great. I recommend this BMW e46 Android head unit. (Posted on 5/29/2019)
Review by Crystal
It fits and works perfect. (Posted on 5/14/2019)
Review by Scott
My BMW 325xi just came with business cd and radio system, so i don't need to run the long cable to the trunk, that's easier for me to install this aftermarket navigation for BMW e46. This Android head unit also works well with my iphone, carplay also works. Overall it's worth to buy and upgrade my oem radio. (Posted on 4/19/2019)
Review by Gary
Excellent aftermarket navigation for my 2002 BMW E46 M3. Android system, friendly interface, hd responsive touch screen head unit, sygic maps, bluetooth music, these are my favorites, i'm not keen on cd music anymore because i can play high quality music with my phone and usb more conveniently now. (Posted on 4/10/2019)
Review by Caroline
This Android head unit was a gift for my boyfriend, but was told it's a good quality product in every aspect, he loves it, so 5 stars. (Posted on 3/6/2019)
Review by Kaleb
Everything works top notch...AM reception is lower than stock radio but FM is much better than stock radio. (Posted on 1/18/2019)
Review by Vladimír
This Android unit works seamlessly and the touch screen is clear and responsive, oem looking, looks better than I thought. The installation was fairly easy and straight forward, installed a back up camera as well and it works as expected, without user manual but you can see it by instructions app. I'm satisfied, if you also want to upgrade the factory radio, I highly recommend this Android BMW E46 radio. (Posted on 12/21/2018)
Review by Jesus
I bought this to replace my stock radio from a BMW E46 2003 and it works quite well, the interface is pleasing and easy to navigate. Installation is easy and the head unit comes with all the necessary adapters including a long cable for my 40 pins plug in the trunk. Great product at a great price, Good performance. (Posted on 9/18/2018)
Review by okinawa







Androidの操作に長けている人なら満足できると思いますよ。 (Posted on 8/12/2018)
Review by Joe J.
Impressive equipment, impressive service. I would say that the level of customer care is higher than I've seen any other electronics manufacturer.

After I ordered, there were several email exchanges to make sure that I was ordering the correct device, that the correct cables were included, and that I knew the details of insulation. I've not had that experience with anyone else.

Shipment came faster than promised. The installation was straightforward, although my installer complained that he was a little confused about the lack of labeling on some wires. Had an initial problem with it not accepting CDs / DVDs. Wrote the company, and explained that they were restraining screws that the installer had not unscrewed before installation. Problem solved; I'll be bringing it back in for that extra step to be done.

The device itself works very well, sound quality is excellent, and I just like it. I have not yet found how to make the voice of the primary navigation system loud enough for my needs, but Google Maps is also installed, is easily designated as the primary navigation system, and it's voice is plenty loud.

All in all, I highly recommend. (Posted on 5/13/2018)
Review by Jackson
This is the best Android unit for E46! i have installed another similar one for my E53 from another seller but it did not work so well, obviously the quality of this unit is much better. It took me a long time to run the long cable as my 40 pins plug is in the trunk, a long cable was included in the package though, if you are familiar with basic electronic components and installation then you can install it by yourself, if not, I suggest you hiring a professional car audio installer to do that for you. (Posted on 5/3/2018)
Review by Joe B.
This system is fantastic! It has only been in use a month so I cannot yet vouch for durability but will try to update if anything changes.

The manufacturer was a bit difficult to determine so I was skeptical of this unit but liked the features so I gave it a try and bought it for my daughters car along with a backup camera specific for her car.

The Android unit is packed with features and a pretty responsive touch screen. It sounds great and fits in the car very well. The shape of the housing looks factory. The included wiring harness plugged into the unit and vehicle harness so installation was pretty straightforward.

The backup camera did not fit as well and took some modification to make it fit. However, once complete, it looks fantastic and the backup picture quality is great.

I did have quite a few questions along the way as the unit shipped without instructions. However, there are instructions on the website but they are pretty basic. My quest via email were answered quickly (thanks Sarah!!) And resolved my problems. (Posted on 4/10/2018)
Review by Brent
This nav unit fits well in my bmw 318i and looks like factory made, quality is very good, the best aftermarket head unit i have met, and the screen is very clear, sensitive for touch screen. Thanks to sarah who helped me a lot for all my questions. (Posted on 11/10/2017)
Review by Christopher
I just received this android navigation for my Bmw e46, it fits my car perfectly, easy to install, everything works as expected. (Posted on 7/18/2017)
Review by Brewer
I had it installed by a professional, tested GPS, radio, BT, wifi, DVD, USB, all work fine and I am very satisfied with this purchase so far. The screen is so clear, touch screen works great, being that it's an android based radio, you can install many apps, for me it's worth the money for this purchase. (Posted on 4/17/2017)
Review by Randy F.
I learned of you guys from the BMW web site forum. They sing your praises. So i finally purchased your unit and got it installed in my 2004 BMW E46, to my surprise, this Android navigation unit works well, installation is simple, i used the long cable. I don't like the factory UI as it's old and not modern looking, that's why i chose the Android model with pretty cool and unique UI. Thanks a lot for all your help. (Posted on 1/6/2017)

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Questions and Answers

Q: is this e46 android head unit compatible with my car (Item #:CG-8788A) and is it coming with all the cables and box to have steering control? Also I would like to know if you have a reverse camera to fit this unit and my number plate light? Thank you

Posted By: Didier

A: Hi, this android head unit is special for BMW e46. It comes with all necessary cables and a canbus -decoder to support steering wheel controls. As for the camera for e46, you can check this:
Q: I am interested in this head unit. Does this system support Japanese FM radio frequencies (76.0-90.0MHz)?

Posted By: Taisuke

A: It supports Japanese FM radio as well, you can check a review below coming from a Japanese customer.
Q: i just bought this bmw 325ci and love your system, its great! But i don't see how to get access to use or have the nav system load. Am i missing it? or maybe it was deleted with anything that was on there? if so how do i now download or whatever so to have it on there? thanks!

Posted By: Rudy

A: There should be igo or sygic maps installed, you can check all apps, if you can not find it, you may have deleted it, then you can contact us to get map files downloaded.
Q: BMW e46 sedan late 2003, factory nav, Harman Kardon amp in trunk. Will this system work for me? I'm interested in 4gb ram, and Android mirror link as well, shopping to USA. Thank you for your help

Posted By: Marwan

A: This Android radio fits your 2003 BMW e46, it supports your harman kardon amplifier with 98% possibilities as you can see in the description. It supports Mirror-link. We can ship to USA.
Q: Can you send me pictures of the unit without the cd/dvd player so I can see the screen size difference. Also how much of a difference would it be and would I have to download the Apple car play? And if it comes with it do I have to connect it directly to the the usb or would it be Bluetooth?

Posted By: Pj

A: Hello, we sent you an email and replied all your questions, please check.
Q: I have a BMW 330ci 2002, will the dvd player play music cds? Will it work with cd changer in trunk?

Posted By: Larry

A: This BMW E46 Android head unit has dvd player built-in, it can play music cds as well. I'm afraid the cd changer in the trunk will not work anymore, but you have many other sources to play music like DVD, USB, SD, Bluetooth music, music app, etc. If you have any other questions, just feel free to contact us.
Q: I am reading through and trying to decide between cg-8788a and cg-8788 not sure what the main difference is. I am an Android user and I see they are both compatible. it appears that 8788a is the way to go unless I am missing something.

Posted By: Sean

A: The CG-8788 is the old model with wince system which is not available anymore, only the new CG-8788A with Android system is available now. The new Android e46 head unit comes with more features and performs better. If you have any other questions, just feel free to contact us.
Q: Does the unit perform hands-free operation i.e. voice commands for phone calls from your contact list. Is the mic built into the head unit or do you have to install a mic separate from the head unit.

Posted By: Achuk

A: Hi, this unit does not have voice control for hands free phone call. It has mic built-in the head unit for Bluetooth phone.
Q: I see that there is the option to support Apple CarPlay. Is there also the ability to use Android Auto?

Posted By: Erik

A: Yes, the Apple Carplay option also supports Android Auto for Android phone.
Q: Evidently this is built for Android. Do you have one that is iPhone specific? Please provide email address to correspond directly.

Posted By: Lawrence

A: Though it's with Android system, it can also pair with iPhone for hands free phone calling and Bluetooth music. Besides, it also supports Apple Carplay. If you have any other questions, just feel free to contact us via email
Q: Hello I am using CG-8788A. I want to buy "32GB + 4GB Octa-Core CPU", so I want to buy it again, but is it OK to replace only the head unit? Do you sell head units only?

Posted By: dragon

A: So you just need the Android head unit without any accessories? That's OK.
Q: Have a 2003 330ci convertible with nav screen and harman kardon with factory sub what unit is right for me and due I need adapters

Posted By: mike g

A: The e46 Android head unit on this page is right for your car, we can send you a 6m long cable for free to connect your 40 pins plug in the trunk.
Q: I purchased CG-8788A one year ago. Is it possible to upgrade "32GB + 4GB Octa-Core CPU" by any means other than replacement?

Posted By: dragon

A: That would need to replace the hardware inside, and MCU may also need to be upgraded, so it may be complicated for you.
Q: I have scoured the photos and don’t see the USB ports. Where are they located?

Posted By: Teana

A: Hi, USB port are located at the back of the unit, and there's a long USB cable to connect the USB plug at the back, you can run the USB cable to the glove box or any other place you can put.
Q: Will your e46 head unit come with USA maps? Or do I need to buy those separately?

Posted By: Jason

A: Yes, we have USA maps available and will install it while testing for you. You don't need to buy maps separately. Besides, when maps update is available in the future, you can also contact us for newer version to get a free update.
Q: Hi would that work with the Harman kardon system just plug and play Also would the sub at the back works as before Regards

Posted By: Beks

A: If your car does not have a screen from factory radio unit(just business CD), your harman kardon system should still work after installation.
Q: I want to replace the stock head unit and retain steering wheel controls. Can you pair an Iphone with it?

Posted By: John

A: Yes, our BMW E46 navigation Android unit can pair with iPhone for Bluetooth handsfree phone and Bluetooth music and support steering wheel controls with CAN-BUS decoder included.
Q: Hi I bought one but is running an older version of Android. Can I just by the firmware to get Android 8.0?

Posted By: Brian

A: Hi, for new Android 8.0 system, the hardware is also different, so we don't suggest you upgrading it to the newer version.
Q: Can the BMW E46 M3 Android Multimedia Navigation System E46 Radio DVD Player Head Unit and the rear camera unit be installed to BMW 320ci 2004? and being with minimal experience car part installation, would it be had for me to install the two units?

Posted By: Ivan

A: Yes, this unit can fit and work with 2004 BMW 320ci. You can check installation instructions here so you can check if you are able to install it by yourself or not:
Q: Looking to replace the unit in our 2003 BMW 330xi. It has Navigation and the Harman Kardon system with steering wheel controls. Which unit do i need to order? Thanks

Posted By: james

A: This is the correct Android radio unit for your 2003 BMW 330xi, you can order it on this page.
Q: I have a March 2005 built BMW 330Ci with TV (analogue) and Telephone options on the BMW dash screen. This model did not come with the BMW Professional Navigation. Can you suggest a system that I can either replace the entire original BMW dash monitor with so I have all options, such as; TV, Telephone, Navigation, FM / AM Radio, CD & DVD playing options all operating from the monitor and or steering wheel? Or a system to retrofit just Navigation to the existing system. Both the above are for Australian conditions. Thank you in advance.

Posted By: Russ

A: This new Android BMW E46 navigation system replaces the entire original BMW dash monitor and CD/radio system, it also fits Australian models. The new BMW E46 Android head unit comes with Bluetooth phone, FM/AM car radio, DVD player, GPS navigation system, digital TV of DVB-T optional. You can control it by touch screen or front panel buttons or steering wheel control buttons. If you have any other questions, just feel free to contact us.
Q: I have a 2006 BMW 330ci convertible with Harman Kardon. I need to replace the GPS-stereo unit, i visited local audio specialist shops they say I need a custom built dash kit as the air conditioning controls will need to be moved, need some additional wiring, and need a specific trim piece. I don't care if the steering wheel controls are connected. They also suggested that I check with someone like you to find if you have a simpler replacement, that would not require about 5-7 hours of manual labor. Please let me know if your item #8788A E46 radio unit would install easier and if I would need additional parts.

Posted By: Garcia

A: Hi, this BMW E46 navigation/radio unit fits your 2006 MW 330ci directly, it's a simple replacement. You can move the air conditioning control panel lower where the storage compartment is, a relocation kit is not necessary though some of our customers purchased such a relocation kit to relocate the A/C controls, most of our customers just moved it and did not use such a kit. This BMW E46 radio comes with a CAN-BUS decoder which supports steering wheel controls, with cables match factory wiring harness, you don't need additional parts, so installation is easy, you can check installation instructions in the description of this page.
Q: I'm looking to upgrade my OEM BMW Business CD & had a very specific question. Does your "BMW E46 M3 Android Multimedia Navigation System E46 Radio DVD Player Head Unit" have a microphone on the front of the unit? I read through the documentation/installation & looked @ the various pics, but could not 100% determine whether there was a microphone on the front of the unit? Cheers, -Jeff (Vancouver, Canada)

Posted By: Jeff

A: Hi, this BMW E46 radio comes with an external microphone included by default, because most customers prefer external microphone, if you really need built-in mic at front of the unit, we can also customize one for you, but the external mic will not be available anymore, either built-in mic or external mic.
Q: I am interested in the android head units for the bmw e46 but was curious what the difference is between the two units offered? One of them looks to be out of stock? Was wondering if that is the newer version?

Posted By: Matt

A: Yes, the old wince unit is out of stock and only this new android unit is available now. Because the new Android BMW E46 navigation performs much better and comes with more features like WiFi and the screen is much better, this BMW e46 Android head unit is the latest version with Android 8.0 system optional now.

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