BMW ConnectedDrive provides innovative services for greater comfort, infotainment and safety in your BMW. BMW "Apps" represents a revolution in in-car infotainment and is available for all BMW models. Experience the options for using the BMW Connected App and all other "BMW Apps-ready" applications in the vehicle with no restrictions to your driving comfort. The individual functions are controlled intuitively via the iDrive System of your BMW.
The BMW Connected App creates new possibilities for unique networking between the vehicle, your iPhone, and the outside world. You just connect the iPhone to the USB connection or SnapIn adapter in your BMW, start the app and then experience the functions of this app via the iDrive controller, the display and the audio system of the vehicle.
NEW: News (can be used both in and outside the vehicle): Receive news services via RSS and view them on your vehicle display. You edit your subscriptions to the news feeds on the iPhone.
NEW: Wiki Local: Wiki Local is the perfect travel companion. Find Wikipedia articles relating to nearby locations. For example, you can find Wikipedia articles on local sights and have them played back to you, if required.
Web radio (can be used both in and outside the vehicle): Allows you to listen to countless Internet radio stations from all over the world via your iPhone in your BMW.
Twitter / facebook: The latest status messages from social networks are displayed in the vehicle and can also be played back via a text-to-speech function. This allows you to stay networked everywhere and all the time.,/p>
Calendar: BMW is the first automobile manufacturer worldwide to provide the option to display iPhone calendar entries in-vehicle and to have them played back when required. This allows you to keep an eye on your appointments (daily, weekly, monthly und detailed view) when you’re on the road.
Last Mile Navigation & Vehicle Finder: This function uses the connection between the iPhone and the vehicle to transfer the vehicle’s navigation objectives and location data to the iPhone. Where required, you can use the iPhone’s in-built map navigation to find your way to and from your final destination and your parked car.
Please note: the BMW Connected App can only be used in BMW models with the “Apps” special equipment. A retrofit has been on offer for this special equipment since 01/2012. Contact your BMW dealer for details.
Restricted functionality is possible if insufficient bandwidth is available for data transfer (e.g. if the network provider imposes volume-based bandwidth restrictions). Certain functions based on connection to services from third-party providers may not always be available in the same form. Please see the relevant conditions specified by those providers. A bandwidth connection is required. Any costs arising from such a connection (e.g. due to roaming) are subject to the customer’s contract with their network provider. Please note any country-specific requirements and conditions. For this reason, BMW cannot guarantee unrestricted compatibility and functionality of your mobile device in conjunction with the vehicle interface.