bimmer-tool requires a reliable OBD adapter. Cheap or no-name adapters will not work properly.

K+D-Can USB cable

INPA-compatible cable is the most reliable and recommended adapter. You will also need USB-OTG adapter to connect the cable to your phone. For F/G a cable with a switch is required.

ENET cable/WiFi adapter for F/G series

The application supports ENET cable and Enet WiFi adapters. Enet cable requires additional USB to Ethernet adapter. In order to use ENET connection you need to either enable Ethernet tethering or set static IP under Ethernet connection settings:

  • IP:
  • Subnet:
  • DNS:
  • Gateway:

How to enable Ethernet tethering:

How to set static IP address:

Enet WiFi adapter do not require IP configuration, however mobile data transmission may needed to be disabled in order to use ENET Wifi.

ELM327 Bluetooth

Bluetooth connection is slower than USB. Only genuine ELM327 or PIC18-based adapters will work. Bluetooth adapters work well with cars above 2007. In older cars app functionality may be limited or app may not work at all. Please find recommended Bluetooth adapters below:

ELM327 WiFi

ELM WiFi connection is also slower than USB and app functionality is limited in cars up to 2007. Some phones may need disabling mobile data transmission in order to use WiFi adapter.

Adapters matrix

Dependng on car model/year the app may require a different adapter. For older cars K+DCan USB connection is required. In these models the app may not support other modules than engine.

For F/G series all types of adapters are supported. See the table below for details.

K+DCan USB or ELM327
K+DCan USB or ELM327 or ENET
2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
1′ E81 / E87
F20 / F21 / F40 / F52
3′ E46
E90 / E91
F30 / F31 / G20 / G21
5′ E39
E60 / E61
F10/ F11 / G30 / G31
X1 E84
F48 / F49
X3 E83
F25 / G01 / G08
X5 E53
F15 / G05