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BMW ConnectedDrive Services & Apps in the BMW 3 Series Sedan.

The utmost comfort is what you’ve come to expect in the BMW 3 Series Sedan. With Services & Apps from BMW ConnectedDrive, you can further increase the feel-good factor. For example, the vehicle can be transformed into your very own mobile office. Everything the internet has to offer is directly accessible in your BMW 3 Series Sedan. For example, you’ll never be surprised by an unexpected traffic jam. And even if you do, rapid support is at hand automatically.

CONNECTED DRIVE SERVICES.

The equipment option ConnectedDrive Services forms the basis for BMW ConnectedDrive functions, which provide the driver with a wide range of information, entertainment and service features while on the road.
These include BMW Online, which provides access to current, location-based information such as weather and news, an online search powered by GoogleTM as well as office functions. In the applications menu, it is also possible to assemble an individualised array of services such as webcams, fuel price information, parking information, as well as travel and hotel guides. This also includes convenient, secure and unlimited access to selected smartphone apps. ConnectedDrive Services also provides access to the BMW ConnectedDrive Store, in which services and apps can be ordered and extended any time 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.

ConnectedDrive Services.

  • BMW ConnectedDrive Store

    Services and apps to suit every need can be purchased individually from the BMW ConnectedDrive Store at any time and place. These services can be flexibly selected and ordered even after the purchase of the BMW. This allows customers to choose from all the available BMW ConnectedDrive services and apps directly from the car at all times based on their individual needs.
    The services and apps that can be ordered in the BMW ConnectedDrive Store have been specially developed to suit the needs and demands of BMW drivers. The duration of individual services can also be selected. This allows customers to order services for a specified period of time, for example during their holiday.
    The BMW ConnectedDrive Store can be accessed on the go from inside the BMW, or via the My BMW ConnectedDrive online customer portal. The newly ordered services and apps are then accessible in the car shortly after being chosen and purchased. The BMW ConnectedDrive Store provides updated information on the selection of available services and apps at all times.

  • Apps

    The Apps equipment feature is a platform enabling convenient use of selected smartphone apps in BMW vehicles. To make a variety of apps available for their customers, BMW not only develops its own apps, such as BMW Connected App and the BMW M laptimer, but also works closely with partners like Spotify, Napster, GoPro, Deezer and Audible so that those apps can also be used safely inside the car. Simply attach a compatible smartphone to the vehicle via the Snap-in adapter or a smartphone USB cable, or wirelessly. All of the app's functions can then be conveniently operated via the iDrive Controller. The selection of apps available for use in the car is constantly expanding thanks to close partnerships between BMW and a variety of different suppliers. For further information see www.bmw.com/apps.

  • Preparation for Apple CarPlay®

    Thanks to Preparation for Apple CarPlay®, drivers can conveniently use a compatible iPhone® securely and wirelessly while on the go. 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 in the regular manner, even via the vehicle's user interface. Preparation for Apple CarPlay can be used via touch input, the iDrive Controller or voice control, depending on the vehicle's equipment.

BMW CONNECTED.

BMW Connected is a personal mobility assistant which facilitates everyday mobility and aids drivers in reaching their destinations relaxed and on time. All relevant services are also remotely available at all times on iPhone und Apple Watch via the app.

Destinations that have been found in the web or via other application such as Yelp, Apple Maps, Google Maps can be easily and conveniently imported into BMW Connected and seamlessly transferred to the vehicles navigation system with just a single click. Meetings, including addresses and intended arrival times, saved in the iPhone calendar are automatically imported into the BMW Connected mobility agenda. Based on current location and traffic conditions, BMW Connect calculates the planned arrival time, alerts users ahead of time and guides them on foot from the parked car to their final destination. If a delay is unavoidable due to unforeseeable traffic obstacles or if no parking space is available in the immediate vicinity of the final destination, users can send a text message via BMW connected to inform the waiting party of the estimated time of arrival, without having to physically use their phone. 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.

INTELLIGENT EMERGENCY CALL.

The Intelligent Emergency Call guarantees fast, targeted assistance round-the-clock as well as support from trained staff – in the driver's native language, even when they're abroad. If an accident takes place involving the activation of an airbag or the belt tensioners (for example), the system automatically issues an emergency call. Relevant details such as the exact position of the car, the severity of the accident and the possible risk of injury to occupants are transmitted to the BMW Call Centre via the car’s built-in SIM card, i.e. independent of a private mobile phone. The BMW Call Centre will inform the nearest rescue coordination centre and provide assistance over the phone until the rescue services arrive. The emergency call can also be triggered manually, in case other road users require help.

Intelligent Emergency Call.

OFFICE FEATURES.

BMW ConnectedDrive brings your office into your BMW. Make yourself comfortable and set up your office right inside your vehicle. With BMW ConnectedDrive you can receive, read and reply to e-mail.

BMW Online Office and message dictation.

  • Bluetooth Office

    Bluetooth Office allows time spent in the car to be used more effectively. Via Bluetooth-enabled devices, daily work can be conveniently organised while on the go. The most important office functions of compatible smartphones, such as e-mails, appointments, tasks or text messages, are shown on the Control Display and can also be read aloud on demand conveniently and safely over the audio speakers. A list of all compatible mobile devices is available at www.bmw.com/bluetooth.
     

  • BMW Online Office

    With BMW Online Office, time spent in the car can be used more efficiently: the feature makes it possible to receive, read and reply to email when on the road. Alongside comprehensive functions for editing and sending emails from the Control Display, emails can also be read out via the text-to-speech function, and dictated using voice recognition.
    A mailbox using an existing email address can be set up in just a few steps from any private PC using the “My BMW ConnectedDrive” customer portal. Selected email providers can also be set up as BMW Online Office inboxes in the vehicle. If there are several e-mail accounts with the same provider, they will be clearly shown in the menu. Once set up, all emails will be sent to the vehicle without delay or deviation.
     

  • Message dictation

    Take your office with you: with the office function you can use the e-mail and texting function of your Bluetooth smartphone inside the car.
    Message dictation converts spoken messages into text which you can then send by e-mail or text message using a smartphone connected via Bluetooth. With the Navigation System Professional, a Bluetooth connection and ConnectedDrive Services, you’ll no longer need to pick up your phone. For information on the Bluetooth compatibility of your smartphone and other mobile end devices, see www.bmw.com/bluetooth.
    Message dictation is available free of charge for the first 60 days. A contract with Nuance® is necessary for ongoing use.
     

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 the driver 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.
The traffic information is clearly presented, with the roads depicted in green, yellow, orange and red.

Real Time Traffic Information.

CONCIERGE SERVICE.

For anyone who has ever wanted to know what it is like to have their own personal butler, here is the chance: with the Concierge Service from BMW ConnectedDrive. At the push of a button the driver is connected with a BMW Call Centre agent who acts as their "personal assistant" on the road.
Whether a particular restaurant, the nearest cash dispenser or an emergency pharmacy – the BMW Call Centre agent is there to help and can even send information directly to the navigation system. The Concierge Service operates independently of the driver's mobile phone and is available in their home country and abroad, around-the-clock, seven days a week and at no extra cost.

Concierge Service.

ONLINE ENTERTAINMENT.

The perfect track for every situation, every road and every mood. Online Entertainment offers direct and unlimited access to millions of music titles inside the BMW 3 Series – all without going via a smartphone or other device. There are plenty of tracks here to suit every taste. As soon as an artist's song or album is played in the car, it is automatically downloaded to the car's hard disk. For guaranteed listening enjoyment without any interruptions.
With the Online Entertainment package, a flat-rate account lasting one year can be opened with any BMW music partner, for example with Napster, which can be used in six different European countries at no additional cost: Germany, France, the UK, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands.

Online Entertainment.

REMOTE SERVICES.

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

Just as the BMW ConnectedDrive customer portal, the app also offers the opportunity to access vehicle information such as range or the status of the windows and doors. That way the driver is always fully informed about the status of the vehicle, even from a distance, and also has all information conveniently gathered together at one glance.

This information package is rounded out with the display of the vehicle’s current location. To use this feature, customers simply need to activate Remote Services once in the BMW ConnectedDrive customer portal at www.bmw-connecteddrive.com.

Remote Services.

INTERNET.

The internet option provides access to the web on the BMW 3 Series' high-resolution Control Display. So the driver can use the internet just like on their computer at home with full UMTS speed. The URL is entered simply and conveniently using the iDrive Controller or selected from the bookmark list for fast access.
With the data flat rate for internet use, users can surf the web directly from the car nationwide (no roaming). The websites are shown on the Control Display. In vehicles with rear-seat entertainment Professional, passengers in the rear can also use the internet via flat screens integrated into the front seats.