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BMW ConnectedDrive from A to Z.

Do you have questions about BMW ConnectedDrive? Are you looking for a specific item of equipment? Or would you like more in-depth information? Then you'll be sure to find the answer in our BMW ConnectedDrive glossary.

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  • Apple CarPlay®

    Apple CarPlay® preparation supports the convenient and wireless use of a selected iPhone® functions in the vehicle. This allows smartphone content, along with functions such as music, iMessages/text messages, telephony, Siri and selected third-party apps to be displayed and operated via the vehicle's user interface and via voice control.

  • Audible

    With the app Audible for iPhone®, iPad®, Android and Windows Phone you have download access to more than 80,000 audio books.

    The app offers additional functions such as a sleep mode, button-free navigation, playback during download or transfer of the audio books from your library to your iPhone® via Wi-Fi.

    In order to use this certified BMW Apps ready application in your BMW, download it on the App Store®, connect your smartphone to your vehicle via the USB port or snap-in adapter and launch the app. Then straight away you’ll be able to experience the individual functions via the iDrive Controller, the display and audio system in your vehicle.

    The availability of Audible may vary from country to country.

  • Bluetooth Interface

    The Bluetooth interface from BMW ConnectedDrive integrates smartphones into the intuitive display and control concept.

    This enables direct access to the most important data and functions of the mobile phone inside the vehicle – and is extremely safe and comfortable to use. You can also connect another mobile phone at the same time. A BMW snap-in adapter (accessory) is available for certain devices. It connects the telephone to the vehicle’s aerial and simultaneously charges the battery. Bluetooth Audio Streaming allows the interface to wirelessly transmit music data to the vehicle’s audio system.

    If your mobile phone supports Bluetooth transmission, you can view your e-mails, text messages, telephone lists, contacts, calendar entries and current track information on the Info Display while listening to music. The text-to-speech function lets you hear contents via the audio system. Depending on the equipment installed, the mobile phone can be operated by the intuitive iDrive Controller, functional bookmarks, multifunctional steering wheel or Voice Control.

  • Bluetooth Office

    Your smartphone makes lots of things easier: you can receive e-mails everywhere, organise your appointments, plan your schedule for the day. The BMW ConnectedDrive Bluetooth Office integrates many functions in the main menu of your vehicle.

    Much more than just phoning: the features of latest-generation smartphones transform them into high-performance mobile communication centres, which you can now also use effectively in your BMW. The Bluetooth interface in your car provides access to the most important office functions all the time. View your appointments, calendar entries, information and messages conveniently on the vehicle display or use the text-to-speech function to listen to them through the loudspeakers of your audio system.

    You can display your appointments for the past 20 and next 50 days, and any phone numbers noted in your entries can be quickly and easily selected to call your contact. And, of course, pictures of callers are displayed, too: the Control Display lets you see exactly who is on the line whenever you receive an incoming call. BMW ConnectedDrive guarantees the absolute mobility of your mobile phone – and always keeps you right up to date.

  • BMW Connected

    BMW Connected is your personal mobility assistant which facilitates everyday mobility and assists drivers in reaching their destinations relaxed and on time. All relevant services are also remotely available at all times iPhone®,Apple Watch®, Android Smartphone and Samsung Gear S2/3. Destinations that have been found on application such as Yelp, Apple Maps and Google Maps can be easily and conveniently imported into BMW Connected and seamlessly transferred to the vehicle's navigation system with just a single click.

    Meetings including addresses and intended arrival times that are saved in the smartphone calendar are automatically imported into the BMW Connected mobility agenda. Based on current location and traffic conditions, BMW Connected calculates the planned arrival time, informs you in time and guides you on your walk from the parked car to the final destination. If a delay is inevitable due to unforeseeable traffic conditions, or if no parking space is available in the immediate vicinity of the final destination, you can send a text message via BMW Connected to inform those waiting for you of your estimated time of arrival without taking your hands off the steering wheel.

    In addition, BMW Connected learns to recognize frequent destinations and automatically adds them to the mobility agenda. The BMW Connected App can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

  • BMW Connected+

    BMW Connected+ integrates the BMW Connected app more deeply in your daily journey within your BMW. Enjoy a more seamless experience between all BMW Connected touchpoints and your BMW and benefit from personalized services powered by BMW’s Open Mobility Cloud.

  • BMW ConnectedDrive

    BMW ConnectedDrive represents the intelligent linking of vehicle, driver and outside world. It makes sure you’re always so connected, you’re free.

    The interplay between the many and varied BMW ConnectedDrive Digital Services and the intelligent BMW Personal CoPilot Driver Assistance systems supports BMW drivers in every respect – be it for more comfort, entertainment during the journey or that reassuring feeling of safety on all routes.

    BMW unites a unique range of equipment options under the term BMW ConnectedDrive and offers drivers an exceptional form of mobility. Or, to put it simply: more sheer driving pleasure.

  • BMW Connected Remote 3D View

    With Remote 3D View, the user can conveniently view the parked vehicle's surroundings from a distance on a smartphone, such as during a storm. The function can be activated via BMW Connected (for iOS), and displays images as a 3D representation, allowing the user to see various perspectives. These images can also be saved to the user's smartphone for later viewing. The Remote 3D View function can be activated up to three times within a two-hour period.

  • BMW Display Key

    The BMW display key shows various information about the vehicle's status and allows selected functions to be controlled via the integrated touch display. The time can be displayed, along with remaining fuel and current range, service notifications, as well as the current status of the central locking system, the windows and the glass roof. In addition, the following equipment can be operated via the BMW display key: Remote Control Parking and Auxiliary heating. The BMW display key can be charged wirelessly, or with the included USB cable.

  • BMW iPerformance services for navigation

    Systematically sustainable means systemically connected. You can see the charging status and the electric range at any time from inside the vehicle. Use the iPerformance services for navigation to reach your destination safely. In the navigation map, free charging stations are displayed, so that you can charge your BMW iPerformance quickly and comfortably while you’re on the road.

  • BMW Head-Up Display

    Don’t lose sight of the important things: the BMW Head-Up Display projects relevant driving information directly into the driver’s line of sight. This allows drivers to process it up to 50 per cent faster and keep their attention where it belongs – on the road.

    A projector located behind the instrument panel, which beams its image onto the windscreen, provides the technical basis for the BMW Head-Up Display. The result is a high-resolution, broad-format colour display that remains easy to read regardless of the lighting conditions.

    A system of mirrors causes the projection to appear at a distance of roughly 2 metres above the tip of the bonnet. The advantage of this is that the driver’s eyes do not have to keep refocusing as they switch between the far and close-up ranges.

    The full-colour BMW Head-Up Display in many new-generation BMW models offers drivers an even greater level of comfort. Several colours now make it even easier to distinguish between general information for the driver, such as speed limits and navigation instructions, and urgent warning signals. Important information such as “Pedestrian in the road” (in conjunction with the optional BMW Night Vision) is now even clearer and more easily recognisable – thus reducing the driver's reaction time. The iDrive Controller allows vertical and horizontal adjustment of the BMW Head-Up Display to obtain the optimum projection. With this extended image rotation, the BMW Head-Up Display thus offers individual setting options. The driver’s vision is thus directed towards the essentials at all times – the most important information and the road.

    Apart from the vehicle speed, which is permanently on view, the BMW Head-Up Display can also show other content depending on the model and equipment. Examples include rpm, navigation instructions such as Guiding information with intersection zoom and Lane Guiding, Speed Limit Info and the status of the Active Cruise Control. BMW Personal CoPilot Driver Assistance warnings and the Check Control are also shown in the BMW Head-Up Display, e.g. pedestrian recognition from BMW Night Vision or the Collision Warning.

    Drivers can configure the BMW Head-Up Display to their requirements using the iDrive Controller.

  • BMW i ConnectedDrive Services for Navigation

    BMW i ConnectedDrive services for navigation offer you all the information to make electric driving easier and more convenient. At the centre of these services is the range assistant with dynamic range map, which takes account of key factors such as the charge level of the battery, your driving style, topography and also the current traffic conditions. If the assistant detects that one of these factors will prevent you from reaching your destination, it uses ECO ROUTE to recommend alternative routes that consume less power or switching to the efficient ECO PRO+ driving mode, or it shows you charging stations on the way to your destination.

  • BMW M Laptimer App

    With the BMW M laptimer app, driving data from the racetrack can be accurately recorded, bend by bend, and then analysed with the aim of improving driving performance. The app uses BMW sensors to collect detailed data from the vehicle and shows selected results in the Control Display. The system is operated via the iDrive Controller. The BMW M laptimer also incorporates an interface for GoPro cameras.

    While it is recording, the BMW M laptimer app shows the GPS position, speed, forward acceleration, lateral acceleration (Gforce), lap times and acceleration up to a certain speed (e.g. from 0 to 100 km/h). Depending on the vehicle equipment and model year, factors measured may also include the accelerator position, steering angle, deceleration, rpm and gear, as well as fuel consumption.

    The recorded information can be shared as a snapshot on social media while the data saved can be sent via email.

  • BMW Online Applications

    The browser apps available under BMW Online Applications support you in a wide variety of situations with useful hints and individual tips.

    Take advantage of the Yelp recommendation portal, the filling station and pharmacy search as well as the fuel price search, country information or hotel search to make sure you always stay well-informed. Other services such as Park info, travel guide, weather and rain radar as well as the Kicker app are also available in your vehicle.

    You decide what you want to know – the applications in your BMW give you the answer to match.

  • BMW Online News

    Who says you have to go without up-to-the-minute news and other important information when you're on the road? At least you’ll never miss anything in your BMW: BMW Online keeps you updated on everything that’s happening.

    BMW Online keeps you in the picture with the latest news – selected according to your preferred categories, such as business or sport. To make you sure you can keep concentrating on the traffic while you drive, the selected news items can be read out via the audio system if required.

    You will find this function in your vehicle under BMW Online News.

  • BMW Online Office

    You’ve got mail. With BMW Online, you can also receive and reply to e-mails at any time straight from your vehicle.

    Remain in touch wherever and whenever you wish: with BMW ConnectedDrive you can also receive, read and reply to e-mails when on the road with the BMW Online service. Simply set up a mailbox with your own e-mail address, e.g. Google™ Mail, on your PC via the BMW ConnectedDrive customer portal. Under BMW Online Office, you can also create mailboxes from selected e-mail providers. If there are several e-mail accounts with the same provider, they will be clearly shown in the menu. Wherever you are at a particular moment, your messages will then reach you right away, and by the shortest route.

  • BMW Online Weather

    Whether it’s sunny skies or a rain front: BMW ConnectedDrive always keeps you informed of the weather you can expect at your destination.

    If you look under BMW Online in your vehicle, the service offers you a detailed daily preview as well as an outlook for the next five days. To stay thoroughly up to date, use the link to the precipitation radar of the BMW Online applications. Your BMW won’t leave you out in the cold.

  • BMW Teleservices

    BMW Teleservices is based on direct, wireless communication between your vehicle and BMW allowing your Service Partner of choice to access the vehicle data quickly and easily. This guarantees personalised service for your vehicle as well as a quick reaction in the event of a problem.

    When a service is due, BMW Teleservice Call automatically sends all relevant data from the Condition Based Service system (CBS) to BMW. Your Service Partner can access the vehicle-related data and contact you to arrange an appointment, if necessary. Having access to the data makes it possible for your BMW Service Partner to plan how much work is involved and means that any Original BMW Parts needed can be ordered in advance; saving you time and increasing your driving pleasure.

  • Calendar

    Never forget an appointment again: BMW Connected brings your calendar entries clearly onto your vehicle display and appointments are read out on request.

  • Concierge Services

    Experience a superlative offer – with the Concierge Services from BMW ConnectedDrive. With this convenient service, you can establish a connection to our BMW Call Centre agents at the touch of a button. They will then be on hand during your travels as your “personal assistants”. Whether you’re looking for a particular restaurant, the nearest cash dispenser or an on-duty pharmacist or perhaps wish to book a hotel room or tickets for a movie in selected cinemas – the BMW Call Centre agent is at your service and will send the relevant address details on request straight to your navigation system. You can use the Concierge Services independently of your mobile phone at home or abroad, around the clock, seven days per week and without incurring any additional costs. Use of these services requires the ConnectedDrive Services equipment package.

  • ConnectedDrive Services

    The equipment option ConnectedDrive Services forms the basis for using the personalised digital mobility assistant BMW Connected in the vehicle as well as the BMW ConnectedDrive functions, which provide the driver with a wide range of information, entertainment and service features while on the road.

    The offer includes access to current location-based information such as weather and news, as well as an online search powered by GoogleTM and practical office functions. Services and features such as parking information, as well as travel and hotel guides can be accessed directly in the car without a smartphone via the ConnectedDrive menu.

    Also integrated is convenient, unlimited access to selected smartphone apps, which include use of BMW Connected in your vehicle. ConnectedDrive Services also provides access to the BMW ConnectedDrive Store, in which services and apps can be ordered and extended anytime and anywhere to suit the user's individual requirements. The equipment option ConnectedDrive Services offers all this and more, making every trip in a BMW a real experience.

  • Deezer

    Deezer is a leading global music service, providing instant and unlimited access to music you love. Unforgettable journeys need unforgettable sounds – which is exactly what you get with Deezer in your vehicle with BMW ConnectedDrive.

    Go to www.deezer.com and enjoy 15 days of Deezer Premium+ for free. With Premium+ you can:

    • Listen without limits to millions of songs, in High Quality sound.
    • Sync your music to your device for offline listening.
    • Give music the attention it deserves. No ads, no interruptions.
    • Build your own music library with your favourite artists, albums, and playlists.
    • Explore thousands of artist and themed radio channels.
    • Receive hand-picked recommendations by our music editors.
    • Store your own MP3s on Deezer, so that all your music is in one place.

    Find out more about Premium+ : http://www.deezer.com/en/offers/premiumplus

    A Deezer Premium or a free Discovery account lets you enjoy thousands of free themed and artist radio channels.

    Just get into your BMW and enjoy your personal music entertainment.

    To use Deezer, simply download the latest version of the Deezer app for iPhone® and connect your smartphone to your BMW via the USB port or snap-in adapter. Then straight away you’ll be able to experience the individual functions via the iDrive Controller, the display and audio system in your vehicle.

    The availability of Deezer may vary from country to country.

  • Driver Profiles

    Driver Profiles allow drivers to save and call up individual settings in the vehicle – from the height of the seat, the preferred driving programme to their favourite radio station.

    BMW drivers can configure many of the driving, comfort and infotainment functions in their vehicle to suit their preferences. When the driver leaves the vehicle, the individual settings of the relevant control units are automatically saved in a profile file and assigned to the radio control key that was used. These settings are activated as soon as this key is used again. Three radio control keys can thus store three drivers’ profiles. This is a good idea when several people drive the same BMW, e.g. if it’s used as a company car. Alternatively, if only one remote control key is used, the different drivers’ profiles can also be accessed from the on-board computer via the Control Display (under Settings > Profiles). The profile can then be renamed, deleted or exported so it can be used in another BMW. This is done using a USB memory stick via the USB interface or by first saving the profile on the BMW Online Portal and then accessing it from there.

    Driver Profiles are a part of BMW ConnectedDrive, the intelligent linking of driver, vehicle and the outside world. They can be used to combine a wide range of settings: for radio stations, hi-fi system, navigation, functional bookmarks, seat, mirror, steering column, camera, light, central locking, Head-Up Display, air conditioning, language, BMW Personal CoPilot Driver Assistance and driving dynamics. There are four profiles available for each vehicle.

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  • Glympse

    Glympse allows you to inform other people of your whereabouts in real time via text message, e-mail or Twitter.

    With this app you can send links to selected recipients, who can then use them to keep track of your likely arrival time and current location. With the aid of the timer function, you decide how long your location remains visible. No registration is necessary.

    You can use the app in your vehicle in connection with your smartphone. To do this, you download the application on the App Store®, launch it on your smartphone which you then connect via snap-in adapter or USB cable with your BMW. You will find the connected application under BMW Apps and can operate it from there.

    The availability of Glympse may vary from country to country.

  • Google™ Services

    Travelling is wonderful. The Google™ services Street View™ and online search via voice control from BMW ConnectedDrive make sure that you don’t miss any information when you’re on the move.

    Are you keen to see what your selected destination looks like? Then select the Street View™ service under BMW Online applications and view images of your destination down to individual street level.

    The online searches under BMW Online let you search for destinations by free text search or by categories. To operate this, you can either use the iDrive Controller or the very convenient voice control function. The spoken search text is then sent automatically to Google™ and then you receive suggestions for possible destinations. You select the matching place – and the journey can start.

  • GoPro App

    Use the gratis GoPro App for snapshots and video recordings of your favourite routes. The app enables you to operate a GoPro video camera mounted on or in the vehicle via the Control Display, so that, for example, you can conveniently take photos or start video sequences via the iDrive Controller. In addition, via Wi-Fi you can also switch the camera on and off, read information about the charge level of the camera or set various modes.

    In order to use this certified BMW Apps ready application in your BMW, download it from the App Store, connect your smartphone to your vehicle via the USB port or snap-in adapter and launch the app together with the “Connect & Control” menu. Then you’ll be able to experience the individual functions via the vehicle display.

    The availability of GoPro may vary from country to country.

  • iDrive Touch Controller

    With the iDrive Touch Controller equipment, you can conveniently manage the iDrive System with one hand. Thanks to the touchpad integrated within the controller you can enter information such as destinations for the navigation system conveniently in your own handwriting.

    You can also call up and adjust a large number of functions as well as scroll through lists. Operation is effortless and intuitive using the sense of touch – this reduces the burden on you the driver because it only makes minimum demands on your concentration which can thus remain fully directed towards events on the road. The Control Display allows you to conveniently follow all the functions managed via the controller.

  • Integrated SIM Card

    Connectivity whenever and wherever you need it: the integrated SIM card enables you to use many BMW ConnectedDrive features without the need for you own mobile phone.

    The SIM card is permanently built into your vehicle as part of the BMW TeleServices (6AE) equipment option. Above all, this makes it accident-proof and able to assist you even in difficult situations. BMW TeleServices is part of the basic features ConnectedDrive Services (6AK) and Intelligent Emergency Call (6AC), which provide the foundation for using many other BMW ConnectedDrive features. Thanks to the integrated SIM card, you can thus use equipment options such as Real Time Traffic Information, Concierge Services, Remote Services or Internet, without the need for any additional devices.

  • Intelligent Emergency Call

    Intelligent Emergency Call from BMW ConnectedDrive can be relied on to automatically and quickly send for help in an accident, ensuring the vehicle’s occupants receive optimum assistance as soon as possible.

    An emergency call is automatically activated when the crash sensors register an accident and this is immediately transmitted to the BMW Call Centre. A Call Centre agent makes contact with the occupants to enquire about their condition. At the same time the agent receives data on the vehicle relevant to the rescue operation as well as the type and severity of the accident. From which side did contact take place? Which airbags were activated? And, depending on the model, did the vehicle overturn? Thanks to GPS the BMW Call Centre agent also receives information on the vehicle’s exact position, type, number plate and colour. Based on precise positioning data of the vehicle’s location, the nearest emergency services unit is deployed and supplied with all the information necessary to ensure they give the accident victims the appropriate medical care.

    Intelligent Emergency Call from BMW ConnectedDrive can also be activated manually, e.g. to help other road users. It works independently of mobile phones.

    Booking Intelligent Emergency Call includes free use of the BMW Teleservices special equipment option.

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  • Life360

    Life360 is an innovative, free-of-charge app that connects up families or close friends in an urban environment. At any time, you can show a selected group of people your current location – or, via the integrated map display, easily get information about the location of the other group members.

    Via the app, you can define groups within your personal network. Only authorised members of the respective groups can view your current location and then decide for themselves whether they would like to share their location as well. And you benefit from other practical functions: For example, the app can help you find the way to another member’s current location (in this case, a navigation system is necessary) or to phone the group members.

    Life360 is a certified BMW App ready application that you can, of course, also use in your BMW. First download the app in the App Store® and then connect your iPhone® with your vehicle via the USB port or the snap-in adapter. As soon as you start the app, you can experience its functions via the “ConnectedDrive” menu in your Control Display.

    The availability of the Life360 App may vary from country to country.

  • My BMW ConnectedDrive Customer Portal

    In the customer portal “My BMW ConnectedDrive”, you can manage personal data and vehicle settings that are necessary for using BMW ConnectedDrive services in your vehicle, in BMW Connected or via the BMW ConnectedDrive Call Centre. For example, you can activate Remote Services or set up your BMW Online Office e-mail account. You can also send addresses to your vehicle. In the integrated ConnectedDrive Store, services and apps can be put together according to your individual needs and wants. And in a newly created, separate Remote Cockpit, you can receive useful information on the current ‘status’ of your BMW.

    Please contact your BMW dealer for further information on registration in the My BMW ConnectedDrive customer portal.

  • My Info/Send to Car

    My Info/Send to Car enables you and authorised persons to send a message (incl. navigation destination and telephone numbers) straight to your vehicle.

    You can then call up the transferred address in the vehicle under messages and include it directly in the navigation system at the touch of a button or dial the telephone number with your mobile phone connected via Bluetooth. The function My Info/Send to Car is available in BMW Connected My BMW ConnectedDrive customer portal or via selected partners such as Google Maps™.

    You also have the option to get informed about addresses, telephone numbers or messages that have been sent to your vehicle – simply via text message. If required, an appropriate reply can be predefined in the input mask of your BMW and sent back at the touch of a button.

  • Navigation system Professional

    The Navigation system Professional offers drivers a design implemented completely in 3D combined with an innovative interface concept and numerous functions for navigation, office and multimedia.

    As a permanently integrated feature in your vehicle, the Navigation system Professional has many benefits to offer: linking the system with the wheel sensors and the steering angle sensor means that the vehicle can always be precisely localised. This guarantees reliable navigation at all times, even when the GPS signal is weak – such as in a tunnel.

    Incorporation in the clearly structured BMW control and display concept makes navigation especially straightforward. At the same time various functions interact intelligently, so that the volume of music, for example, is reduced automatically before a navigation announcement explains the route.

    In addition to route directions and maps, the high-resolution colour display with its split-screen function and dimensions of up to 10.25 inches, depending on the model, also has options to show 3D road maps and photo-realistic images of sights en route. All menus are displayed in virtual, three-dimensional space and calculated in real time. A rapid 1.3-GHz processor with its own 3D graphics chip allows smooth browsing and scrolling; animations and dynamic transitions turn operating the system into a thrilling experience. Submenus appear as the main menus fade into the background while still remaining visible.

    The Navigation system Professional offers practical interactive options even when entering the destination: to provide the best possible guidance, drivers also see a map view of the selected destination in split-screen mode. If necessary, they can use a zoom function to alter the screen display and check whether the destination shown really is the one intended. The extended function strip allows the driver to personalise map contents without having to leave the map view. Every alteration is displayed immediately and can be conveniently changed as required.

    The High-Guiding Function is especially helpful when navigating in urban areas or where the road layout is unclear. Depending on the equipment package, the navigation information is shown clearly in either the multifunctional instrument display, the central Control Display or the BMW Head-Up Display. Lane Guiding supplies additional details so that you choose the right lane in time. The 3D city model view option makes finding your way in urban areas easier by supplying realistic images of roads and buildings.

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  • Quick Search

    Using the “Quick Search” function under NAVIGATION / DESTINATION INPUT, you can carry out a free text search for destinations. The search text is first sent automatically to HERE, and you then receive suggestions for possible destinations. You select the matching place – and the journey can start.

    By using “Quick Search”, you are declaring that you are in agreement with the market-specific Terms and Conditions of Use as well as the Privacy Policy of HERE. You will find further information at http://legal.here.com/terms/ and http://legal.here.com/privacy.

  • Real Time Traffic Information

    Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI) provides the most up-to-date traffic information at all times. Precise details about the location and duration of delays are transmitted in order to keep the driver informed, practically in real time, about the current traffic situation on motorways, country roads and on many routes within the city. Intelligent alternative route suggestions help drivers reach their destination as quickly and efficiently as possible. The data are drawn from such sources as anonymous movement profiles from the GPS data of vehicle fleets, smartphone apps and police reports, and also takes into account established traffic patterns such as peak commute times. With the Hazard Preview function, additional hazard notifications are gathered from the fleet of BMW vehicles' driving data and sent to the vehicle.

    The traffic information is clearly presented, with the roads depicted in green, yellow, orange and red. Furthermore, the equipment option Real time Traffic Information also includes On-Street Parking Information for a more specific and efficient search for parking space.

  • Remote Services

    With the Remote Services of BMW Connected (available in App Store and Google Play Store), various vehicle-related functions, such as locking and unlocking the car, can be operated remotely.

    The vehicle’s location can also be indicated by honking the horn or flashing the lights, or on a map in the BMW Connected App. Users can also activate their vehicle's climate control immediately or schedule a time to do so in the near future.

  • Siri Activation

    Siri, the personal voice assistant for your iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod Touch®, can now also be operated via your BMW. Siri answers all your questions as usual and you can concentrate on the road traffic at all times.

    Activate the voice control by pressing the voice input button on your steering wheel in order to operate Siri. You can make calls with Siri, select tracks, have text messages read out, retrieve diary entries, add reminders and call up other useful functions. To make sure your eyes stay focused on the road, the display of the iOS device remains switched off during the journey.

  • Sixt App

    Attention all Sixt customers: The innovative Sixt App and BMW ConnectedDrive helps you to carry out in full all the necessary processes for returning your Sixt hire car.

    Have you had a sudden change of plan and are unable to return your Sixt hire car at the agreed time? Then use the practical functions of the Sixt App in your rented BMW. Via the BMW navigation menu, you can, for example, extend your rental agreement or alter the return location. The Sixt App also recommends a filling station at the location of your choice, which you can enter into your navigation system as an interim destination. And if you have any further questions, you can call the Sixt service, which is always on hand to help.

    You can use the Sixt App in combination with your iPhone® in your hire car. Download the app in the App Store®, start it up on your iPhone® and then connect it to the BMW via the snap-in adapter or USB cable. The app can be found and operated under BMW Apps.

    The availability of the Sixt App may vary from country to country.

  • Spotify

    Spotify is one of the world’s most popular music streaming services, which allows you access to millions of tracks that you can compile individually in your own personal playlists.

    From now on, you can also use the app quite conveniently in your BMW and search for your favourite tracks in various ways, such as by categories or genres, artists, titles or albums or also by labels or year of release. Spotify Radio is also available for you in your vehicle.

    In order to use this certified BMW Apps ready application in your BMW, download it from the App Store® or Google Play™, connect your smartphone to your vehicle via the USB port or snap-in adapter and launch the app. Then you’ll be able to experience the individual functions via the iDrive Controller, the display and audio system in your vehicle. The latest version of the user interface now enables complete integration via Bluetooth as well, ensuring a seamless link.

    The availability of Spotify may vary from country to country.

  • Stitcher

    Interviews, podcasts and live radio in one app. Your favourite shows on demand, up-to-date and direct in your BMW.

    You can select your favourites from a range of more than 10,000 radio shows and thus create your own personal radio station. Or even discover new shows. Stitcher gives you personal recommendations based on your listening behaviour.

    In order to use this certified BMW Apps ready application in your BMW, download it on the App Store®, connect your smartphone to your vehicle via the USB port or snap-in adapter and launch the app. Then straight away you’ll be able to experience the individual functions via the iDrive Controller, the display and audio system in your vehicle.

    The availability of Stitcher may vary from country to country.

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  • Telephony with Wireless Charging
    Telephony with Wireless Charging

    Telephony with wireless charging incorporates a wireless charging dock and an integrated warning system in case the phone is forgotten. In addition, two fully functional USB ports are available, each with up to two amperes of charge current for quickly charging mobile devices. The technical capacity for a WiFi hotspot allows for the fee-based use of a service provider's hotspot plan.

    The roof aerial ensures that mobile reception is at least as good as it is outside of the vehicle. A second microphone with an additional volume control ensures optimum comprehensibility when using the hands-free function, even from the front passenger seat.

    Two mobile phones and a mobile audio player can be connected simultaneously via Bluetooth. The telephony package includes Bluetooth Office with access to the calendar, SMS and email functions for compatible smartphones. Additionally, a wireless NFC interface enables mobile phones to be connected to the vehicle quickly and easily.

  • Traffic Jam Assistant

    The Traffic jam assistant helps you in monotonous situations on the motorway. In dense traffic at speeds of up to 40 km/h, the system allows you to move easily along with the traffic and stay relaxed.

    It automatically maintains the desired distance from the vehicle ahead and regulates the car's speed right down to standstill - as well as providing active steering support, too. This helps you stay on track, providing you keep at least one hand on the steering wheel.

  • TuneIn

    TuneIn gives you access to roughly two million podcasts and some 60,000 radio stations from all over the world.

    Using your mobile phone or tablet, you can listen to music, news, comedy programmes and much more free of charge. By the way, you can also listen while using other apps at the same time if you wish. TuneIn then continues running in the background.

    In order to use this certified BMW Apps ready application in your BMW, download it on the App Store®, connect your smartphone to your vehicle via the USB port or snap-in adapter and launch the app. You’ll then be able to experience the individual functions via the iDrive Controller, the display and audio system in your vehicle.

    The availability of TuneIn Radio may vary from country to country.

  • USB audio interface

    Virtually all current MP3 players, Apple* iPhones® and iPods® and USB memory sticks can be seamlessly integrated into the audio system of your BMW.

    The titles are shown in either the Control Display or Radio Display. You navigate conveniently between the tracks using the radio controls, the multifunction buttons on the steering wheel or the BMW iDrive Controller. All common compression formats (MP3, AAC, WAV and WMA) as well as playback lists in M3U format are supported.

    You can also connect your iPhone® to the USB audio interface. All you need to make a phone call is a hands-free kit with a Bluetooth adapter. Having the USB connection in the central console enables the music players or an Apple iPhone® to be controlled directly. Connecting an Apple iPod® or iPhone® to the USB audio interface is simple and straightforward and – depending on the equipment – can be carried out using the original Apple USB cable or the BMW cable adapter available as an accessory.

    *iPod® and iPhone® are registered trademarks of Apple® Computer.