Remote Services.

Looking for your car on a crowded parking lot outside the shopping centre on a Saturday? It’s not necessary. With Remote Services within BMW Connected you can save yourself the inconvenience of a long search. Thanks to the services, you can control your BMW from afar. And you can do more than find your vehicle on a large parking lot.

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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.


If you don’t feel like scraping ice off the windows in winter and would like to get into a warm car, you can set the temperature of your BMW ahead of time with the Remote Services of BMW Connected. Via the menu option “Activate now” you can start the intelligent air condition*. Depending on the outside and inside temperature, your vehicle will turn on either the auxiliary heating** or the auxiliary ventilation***.

Thanks to the BMW i ConnectedDrive services specially developed for BMW i, electromobility is not only emission-free but also simple, convenient and intelligent. The current status of the vehicle can be accessed at any time, for example the range or charge status. An efficiency analysis helps the driver to drive as efficiently as possible, achieving the greatest possible range. The map function displays points of interest and available charging stations, and sends their locations directly to the vehicle. That includes ChargeNow charging stations from the 360° ELECTRIC portfolio.

* Available only for BMW i and BMW iPerformance models
** This requires the optional equipment item auxiliary heating.
*** Depending on the series and model, some vehicles require additional optional equipment for automatic air conditioning in order to operate the “Climate-auxiliary ventilation” function.

  • Requirements/availability


    • ConnectedDrive Services as special equipment
    • Before you can use Remote Services, they must be activated in the BMW ConnectedDrive customer portal (incl. security question for use via the call centre)
    • BMW Connected can be downloaded at no cost from the App Store® and Google PlayTM. To use the app inside BMW cars, you should have the option code 6AK ‘ConnectedDrive Services’ (incl. BMW Apps functionality) and the optional Remote Services (6AP).


    • Only in combination with the Navigation system Professional, Navigation system Business, Radio Professional