Not option, not upgrade, not extra $300 or $500, but standard. Here is a brief collection of European import car models that come with wireless charging as standard.
Starting 2017, many German and European cars started including in-car wireless charging for mobile devices. More people are catching on to the convenience and beauty of the minimalist approach to technology, and they're discovering that the extra steps with the Lightning port is a finicky hassle indeed.
While there are many different automobile companies that include wireless charging in their car models now, here are top European car models that now have wireless charging as standard. Keep in mind that not all wireless charging plates are created equal. This means that some models like the 2018 BMW X3 M40i have a large enough wireless charging plate for the bigger smartphone devices! (Ex: iPhone 6 plus, 7 plus and 8 plus).
- BMW 7-Series
- Mercedes-Benz E-Class (the only one in the Mercedes-Benz lineup that offers wireless charging)
- 2017 BMW M Series
- 2018 BMW X3 M40i
- BMW - Alpina B5, D5, B6, B7
- PSA group (Citroen, DS, Peugeot 3008, Opel and Vauxhall)
- SEAT Ateca and Arona
- Mini: Mini Cooper
- Skoda Kodiaq Edition
- Skoda Karoq Edition
- Volvo XC40
Remember: iPhone models prior to the release of the iPhone 8 will not charge. What's needed is an accessory case like the Latitude to enable the iPhone 7 or iPhone 6 wireless charging. Moreover, and as just mentioned, some cars come with differently shaped and positioned wireless charging plates, so not all will allow your larger phone model to fit. It's always good to check first.