Dension iGateway

The Dension iPod Interface brings complete integration of the Apple iPod or iPhone with your factory fitted stereo. The Dension Gateway 100 is our standard solution for most vehicles. Providing you with full iPod control from your car’s original radio, the simple aim is to provide iPod integration without making unnecessary changes to your car’s original equipment or dashboard. Choose an iPod cradle from the addons or choose docking cable for an even neater installation by simply having everything tucked away in your glove box or armrest.

Full Integration

Dension translates CD changer messages to iPod controls and switches the iPod automatically on and off as you select/deselect the CD changer source and your iPod is charged while connected.

Control at your Fingertips

The Gateway 100 iPod car adapter works like an interpreter between your devices and the car, converting instructions from the car’s controls into a language that your iPod can understand and respond to. When connected into the car, Gateway 100 emulates a CD changer (usually, sometimes it’s an auxiliary input), thus making those controls on the radio available to control the devices connected to it. Of course, every Gateway 100 comes with a comprehensive user manual, but in most cases, you select the CD changer function, then CD6, and a series of menus are opened up to you to control your music. The FFWD key and/or steering wheel controls are then all you need to navigate around your iPod. Gateway 100 will also send all this information to the display in your car, which might be in the radio, between the dials (speed and revs), or in the radio display, so you can always see exactly where you are or what’s playing. If your car is fitted with a CD changer, the Dension Gateway will take its place, but you can retain it by fitting a CD retention kit. Please note though that text capable cars do not support CDC retention.

Text Information

Using the controls on the radio or the steering wheel, the menus of the iPod can then be browsed and music selected. Depending on your cars display capability, you will see information displayed on your radio or information cluster* telling you the song details (e.g. Songs, albums, artists etc), or where you are in the menus. As a rough guide, if your car displays radio station names, it is probably capable of displaying your iPod track information. *The amount of text available depends on the car’s capabilities.

Key Features of the Dension iGateway
  • Full iPod and iPhone control and charging
  • 3.5mm auxiliary input jack
  • Retains OEM dashboard aesthetic
  • Plug and play installation/de-installation. Perfect for leased vehicles
  • Control of external devices through the OEM controls
  • Song information and browsing on the OEM screen were supported
  • Wide range of accessories to extend functionality
Whats Included in the Package
  • Gateway 100 module
  • iPod and iPhone docking cable included. (dock cradle is optional extra)
  • Vehicle specific harness


Dension iGateway GW17BM1

Compatibility Chart


Car Model


Radio Description
BMW3 Series, E361995–1998Business CD / Professional1
3 Series, E461998–2005Business CD / Business / Business Navigation / Business Navigation / 16:9 Navigation1
5 Series, E391996–2000Business CD / Business / Business Navigation / Professional / Business Navigation1
Compact2001–2006Business CD / 16:9 Navigation1
Z82001–2002Business CD1
7 Series, E381995–2001Business / Business Navigation / Professional1
X32004–2010Business Navigation / 16:9 Navigation1
Z42003–2008Business Navigation1
Z82001–2002Business Navigation / Professional / Business Navigation1
3 Series, E461998–2000Professional1
5 Series, E392000–200316:9 Navigation1
X5 (E53)2000–200616:9 Navigation1
Rover751999–20054:3 Navi

Note 1: Using EXT1BM4 extension cable (4,5 m long) is recommended if the tuner is located in the boot.
Note 2: Text display is available on non-Navigation based systems only, text option must be set after installation.

BMW Headunits

BMW Business CD

BMW Business

BMW Business Navigation

BMW Professional

BMW Business Navigation

BMW 16:9 Navigation

Mini Headunits

Mini Wave

Rover Headunits

Rover 4:3 Navigation

iPod/iPhone Supported Models

  • iPod 3G
  • iPod 4G and 4G Photo
  • iPod Mini
  • iPod 5G Video
  • iPod nano (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th generations)
  • iPod Classic
  • iPod Touch (1st, 2nd generations)
  • iPod Touch (1st, 2nd generations)
  • iPhone 1G
  • iPhone 3G
  • iPhone 3GS
  • iPhone 4

Want us to Install?

If you require this product professionally fitted please contact us for a quotation.

Download iGateway User Guide
Download iGateway Install Guide
Make Model Years
BMW 3 Series 1995 - 1998
BMW 3 Series 1998 - 2000
BMW 3 Series 1998 - 2005
BMW 5 Series 1996 - 2000
BMW 5 Series 2000 - 2003
BMW 7 Series 1995 - 2001
BMW Compact 1995 - 2000
BMW Compact 2001 - 2006
BMW X3 2004 - 2010
BMW X5 2000 - 2006
BMW Z4 2003 - 2008
BMW Z8 2001 - 2002
Mini R50 2001 - 2006
Mini R52 2004 - 2008
Mini R53 2001 - 2006
Rover 75 1999 - 2005
Gateway Type
Gateway Model iGateway
Product Feature
Product Features iPod, iPhone

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Dension iGateway GW17BM1 - iPod iPhone Interface Adaptor for BMW, Mini and Rover

  • Brand: Dension
  • Product Code: GW17BM1
  • Availability: In Stock
  • £99.00

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