BMW has announced a new iPod interface which supports all current BMW and Mini models that were not supported by the company’s original in-car iPod solution.

The supported cars now include the BMW 5 Series, 6 Series and 7 Series. The iPod connects to a cable in the glove compartment, and is powered by the car rather than the iPod's battery.

Drivers can shuffle songs, skip between tracks and adjust volume via steering-wheel controls while the iPod remains safe in the glove box. BMW first added iPod support in June 2004.