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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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  • Active Protection

    Active Protection is the preventive passenger protection system from BMW ConnectiveDrive.
    If a critical driving situation arises, the front seat belts undergo reversible pretensioning while the electrically adjustable passenger seats at the front and rear are moved to an upright position, the side windows are closed together with the sunroof – if present. Such a situation may be all-out braking that you have initiated or strong signs of the vehicle understeering or oversteering. In certain emergency situations, your vehicle can be automatically brought to a standstill with maximum deceleration. This reduces the likelihood of a second collision or prevents one entirely. In addition, the Attentiveness assistant monitors your driving behaviour for any symptoms of fatigue. The system analyses your steering behaviour and reacts to any irregularities: by recommending you to take a break in the Control Display.

  • Amazon Cloud Player App

    Amazon Music app is now BMW Apps ready and you can browse, search and playback your cloud music right from the dashboard of your BMW. The app offers browsing by category such as genre, artist, album and track, as well as a free text search. In your personal Amazon cloud storage you’ll have all the music purchased from Amazon’s physical and digital music store as well as music uploaded via Scan&Match.
    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. Then straight away you’ll be able to experience the individual functions via the iDrive Controller, the display and audio system in your vehicle.

  • 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.

  • AUPEO! Personal Internet Radio

    Your personal Internet radio. Now you can listen to what you want. No matter what artists you like or what mood you are in.
    Discover new music from your favourite genre or from one of the more than 150 edited radio stations. You can mark any tracks you like and thus adapt the stream to your taste.
    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.

  • 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

    With the free BMW Connected app you can view various applications on the Control Display or listen to them using the text-to-speech function.
    Connected wherever you are – Facebook and Twitter.
    Simply take your social networks with you and view your status reports while on the move.
    Everything at a glance – Calendar.
    Never forget an appointment again: the BMW Connected app brings your calendar entries clearly onto your vehicle display and appointments are read out on request.
    The right station at all times – Web radio.
    Web radio provides you with countless radio stations from all over the world.
    Find the right way even on foot – Last Mile.
    Arrive at the destination set in your navigation system even when you’re outside of the vehicle and be sure of finding your way back to your car at all times.
    Fully up to date – News.
    Your very own personal news service: View the latest news via RSS feed.
    Advance information – Wiki Local.
    Find out more about your current location, your destination or a postcode. With Wiki Local, you won’t miss out on any information.
    Travelling economically – ECO PRO Analyser
    Driving efficiently becomes child’s play. The ECO PRO Analyser evaluates the efficiency of accelerating, braking and changing gear and awards stars accordingly (0 – 5). Useful ECO tips additionally help to achieve an even more efficient driving style.*
    The BMW Connected app also informs you about the current availability of BMW Apps ready applications.
    In order to use the app in your BMW, download it on the App Store or on Google Play™, connect your iPhone 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.
    *Offer may differ for Apple and Android devices

  • 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. 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 M Laptimer App

    Discover how tenths of a second and acceleration figures are all part of driving pleasure. The BMW M Laptimer app is a tool for analysing data on racing circuits, including the automatic calculation of lap times. To do this, the app records the precise BMW sensor data direct from every BMW with the BMW Apps* special equipment option.
    Your driving style can be evaluated by an analysis of readings such as steering angle, acceleration pedal and the resulting g forces. This enables you to increase your precision and skill and thus improve your lap times.
    The stored results can be posted as a snapshot on Facebook and Twitter. For an even greater sensation of motor racing, you can also exchange your recordings by e-mail with a friend and then compare them for each corner in turn.
    In order to use the app in your BMW, download it from the App Store, connect your iPhone 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 and the display in your vehicle. The lap times will be analysed after the journey on your iPhone.
    *Requires the special equipment option of ConnectedDrive Services and Navigation system Professional to be installed

  • BMW Night Vision

    Best possible visibility for maximum safety at night: BMW Night Vision with Dynamic light spot detects pedestrians in the dark even from a long distance – and selectively illuminates them.
    The system directs one of two separately controllable high-performance light spots onto any unlit pedestrians. The light very effectively warns drivers and pedestrians of a potentially hazardous situation. When the headlights are dipped, the lenses of the Dynamic light spot lamps are additionally illuminated as design elements.
    An infrared camera films the area in front of the vehicle and warns the driver of people on the road. The system recognises objects shaped like human beings and shows them as yellow thermal images. This picture is simultaneously analysed by a control device and can be shown in the Control Display if desired.
    BMW Night Vision with Dynamic light spot recognises people and determines their position and proximity. It takes the speed and steering angle into consideration to establish whether or not something poses a problem and, if there is one, shows a warning symbol in the instrument display or in the optional BMW Head-Up Display. In extremely dangerous situations a warning signal is sounded in addition to the optical warning and the car prepares to brake.
    Depending on the surroundings, the system automatically recognises people from approximately 100 m away, but the driver can see them in the picture from even greater distances.

  • Calendar

    Never forget an appointment again: the BMW Connected app brings your calendar entries clearly onto your vehicle display and appointments are read out on request.
    You can also use the following applications with the BMW Connected app via the Control Display of your vehicle:
    Connected wherever you are – Twitter.
    Simply take your social networks with you and view your status reports while on the move.
    The right station at all times – Web radio.
    Web radio provides you with countless radio stations from all over the world.
    Find the right way even on foot – Last Mile.
    Arrive at the destination set in your navigation system even when you’re outside of the vehicle and be sure of finding your way back to your car at all times.
    Fully up to date – News.
    Your very own personal news service: View the latest news via RSS feed.
    Advance information – Wiki Local.
    Find out more about your current location, your destination or a postcode. With Wiki Local, you won’t miss out on any information.
    Travelling economically – ECO PRO Analyser
    Driving efficiently becomes child’s play. The ECO PRO Analyser evaluates the efficiency of accelerating, braking and changing gear and awards stars accordingly (0 – 5). Useful ECO tips additionally help to achieve an even more efficient driving style.
    The BMW Connected app also informs you about the current availability of BMW Apps ready applications.
    In order to use the app in your BMW, download it on the App Store or on Google Play™, connect your iPhone 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.

  • Dazzle-free High-Beam Assistant

    The dazzle-free High-Beam Assistant makes travelling at night more pleasant and even safer. This equipment gives you the best possible vision in the dark, without dazzling other drivers.
    The system detects other road users and selectively excludes them from the high beam coverage. Headlight ranges in excess of 400 m ensure that hazards are detected in good time and guarantee improved tracking. The dazzle-free High-Beam Assistant requires the Adaptive LED Headlights or Adaptive Headlights equipment options.

  • 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+ [link: 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.

  • 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, Driver Assistance systems and driving dynamics. There are four profiles available for each vehicle.

  • Driving Assistant

    The Driving Assistant equipment option combines the camera-based systems of Lane Departure Warning and Approach and Pedestrian Warning with City Brake Activation.
    Lane Departure Warning detects lane markings and issues a warning by vibrating the steering wheel whenever there is a threat of leaving the lane unintentionally at speeds above approx. 70 km/h. If the indicator is activated, meaning that a change of lane is intended, no warning is given.
    The Approach Warning with City Brake Activation detects vehicles, while the Pedestrian Warning with City Brake Activation reacts to people. When Collision Warning is activated and a vehicle ahead brakes sharply, the BMW reacts immediately. Reactions are introduced step by step, starting with the display of a warning symbol, which then flashes with an acoustic signal, until finally, up to speeds of 60 km/h, the brakes are gently applied. In the case of the Pedestrian Warning, which functions between 10 and 60 km/h, there is a single-stage warning of acute danger. When the system warns that there is a threat of collision, the brakes are simultaneously preconditioned for a faster response. In the event of an emergency, the system initiates a braking manoeuvre. The function of the system may be restricted in dark and misty conditions.

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  • Glympse

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

  • 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.

  • High-Beam Assistant

    Enjoy greater safety and comfort when driving at night: the High-Beam Assistant detects other road users in good time and dips the headlights automatically, then returns to full beam when traffic conditions permit.
    A camera integrated in the rear-view mirror monitors the headlights of approaching vehicles up to 1000 metres away and the rear lights of vehicles ahead up to 500 metres away. The system switches the headlights from full beam to dipped beam automatically. As soon as the other drivers are no longer in danger of being dazzled, the system automatically switches to full beam again. Driving at night with the High-Beam Assistant relieves you of the need to constantly adjust your headlights and provides a significant boost to driving safety. There's no danger of forgetting to return the headlights to full beam on the open road or of forgetting to dip them in time for oncoming traffic. The system also reacts automatically to ambient lighting, such as within a built-up area. The High-Beam Assistant is activated by pressing a button on your light control switch. It can be deactivated when required by using the headlight control stalk.

  • 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.

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  • Lane Departure Warning

    The Lane Departure Warning including camera-based Collision Warning registers lane markings at a distance of 50 metres and beyond a speed of roughly 70 km/h. If the vehicle threatens to cross a marking unintentionally, the driver receives a warning in the form of a slight vibration on the steering wheel.
    If you operate the indicator during the process – i.e. you intend to leave the lane – no warning is given. Camera-based Collision Warning detects vehicles ahead and warns you if the gap becomes too small or if there is a looming risk of collision.
    The benefits at a glance:
    • reduced risk of accidents due to Collision Warning
    • driver is warned by a vibration in the steering wheel
    • enhanced safety when leaving lane unintentionally

  • Life360

    Life360 is an innovative, free-of-charge iPhone app that connects up families or close friends in an urban environment using location-based technology.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.

     

  • Napster / Rhapsody

    Napster / Rhapsody offers you millions of tracks from all genres and thousands of audio books. Enjoy your favourite titles – with your iPhone or iPod or also directly in your BMW.
    Find all your favourites via the search function or discover new songs with the Napster charts, the current new releases, the ad-free radio channels and playlists compiled by the Napster music team.
    Use Napster / Rhapsody online via 3G in your BMW. Music and audio books already downloaded at home via WiFi are saved automatically on your smartphone and can thus be called up at any time while you are on the move.
    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. Then straight away you’ll be able to experience the individual functions via the iDrive Controller, the display and audio system in your vehicle.

  • 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 10.2 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.
    In its latest generation the Navigation System Professional in connection with BMW ConnectedDrive regularly carries out automatic updates of the navigation maps. As soon as updated material is available for the selected region, the update is transferred by mobile telephony thanks to the permanently installed SIM card – and this takes place up to four times a year. The update incurs neither licence fees nor transmission costs. Without the need to register or log in to a portal, the navigation system is always equipped with up-to-date maps. Even during the update process, the navigation function remains available without any restrictions.

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  • Park Distance Control

    Park Distance Control makes it easier for you to enter or leave the tightest of parking spaces. An acoustic signal warns you of possible dangers and thus reduces the chances of parking damage.
    Ultrasonic sensors at the front and rear of your vehicle calculate the position of potential obstacles. Intervals between the warning tones indicate how much space you have left. The closer you move towards the obstacle, the shorter the intervals become. If the distance falls below 30 cm, the warning tone sounds continuously as a signal to brake. In addition to the acoustic parking aid, a diagram of the vehicle and the obstacles appears in the Control Display (if present in the vehicle), which is particularly helpful during reverse parking manoeuvres.

  • Parking Assistant

    The Parking Assistant makes searching for a suitable parking spot easier and actively helps you when parking.
    Up to a speed of 35 km/h and a maximum distance of 1.5 m to the row of parked cars at the side, the ultrasonic sensors of your BMW show you every relevant parking spot parallel to the road via the Control Display. Simply select the required parking spot, turn on the indicator, keep pressing the Parking Assistant switch and the system will actively help you to park. It selects the forward or reverse gear, guides the steering and automatically accelerates or brakes. Parking has never been so much fun.
    The benefits at a glance:
    • relaxing parking parallel to the road
    • automatic detection of a sufficiently large parking spot
    • effective prevention of parking damage

  • Rear View Camera

    With the Rear View Camera, you can see the area behind your vehicle in the Control Display when manoeuvring and parking. The Rear View Camera provides you with a better overall picture when reverse parking and at speeds below 20 km/h.
    Interactive tracking lines show you whether the desired parking spot has enough space for your vehicle and assist you when manoeuvring by means of colour-coded areas on the Control Display. In connection with the tow bar, the Rear View Camera has a practical zoom function that makes reversing to hitch up to a trailer so much easier.
    The benefits at a glance:
    • clear view of the area behind the vehicle on the Control Display
    • smooth parking or manoeuvring in the tightest of spaces
    • interactive tracking lines provide convenient support when parking
    • zoom function for the tow bar with interactive trailer docking line

  • Side View

    See what’s coming sooner: with Side View, your BMW always has its eyes open for crossing traffic at blind junctions or exits, even when your view of the situation is obscured.
    A glance at the Control Display is all it takes – it shows you a video image of what the cameras built into the right and left of your BMW’s front bumper can see. With the help of guidance lines, Side View also shows you the precise position of the front end of your vehicle. The simultaneous view of both traffic directions on the Control Display lets you assess the situation immediately. Even when you’re in motion, if need be, because Side View can also be activated at speeds of up to 15 km/h. The press of a button puts you in the picture: with BMW ConnectedDrive.
    Depending on your model, Side View is either a stand-alone equipment option or a component of the Surround View equipment package.

  • 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.

  • 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, 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.

  • 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.

  • Surround View

    Surround View assists you when you are parking and manoeuvring in tight situations. For this purpose the areas recorded by cameras to the side of and behind the vehicle are shown from a bird’s-eye view in the Control Display (Top View).
    The Side View equipment option is additionally included and this helps you when edging out of areas with restricted visibility (e.g. exits, blind junctions). Two digital cameras on the left and right at the front of the vehicle capture the situation at the side and transmit it onto the Control Display. This allows you to see crossing traffic approaching in good time and to react accordingly.
    The benefits at a glance:
    • direct view ahead, of the areas to the left, right and rear of the vehicle in the Control Display by means of cameras at the front, in the exterior mirrors and at the rear
    • convenient view, e.g. from exits into blind areas as well as into busy roads, footpaths or cycle tracks by means of cameras in the front bumper
    • smooth manoeuvring in tight spaces
    • detection of pedestrians, cycles and vehicles in good time
    • 360-degree Top View