Connectivity Technologies.

From day to day our world is becoming more interconnected. Wherever your path may lead, with BMW ConnectedDrive you remain in contact. Take advantage of tomorrow’s technologies today and open up an exceptional form of mobility. Discover intelligent and intuitive innovations that connect you and your BMW to the outside world even more closely.

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With the permanently installed SIM card in your BMW, you can use innovative BMW ConnectedDrive functions such as BMW Teleservices, Concierge Services, Remote Services and Real Time Traffic Information in many countries around the world with ease. Without needing your own mobile phone. At the same time, the Integrated SIM card is a prerequisite for using these services. If you order either the ConnectedDrive Services or Intelligent Emergency Call options, the SIM card is installed directly in your vehicle. This makes it accident-proof and assures you of a direct link to the outside world even in difficult situations.

  • Requirements/availability


    • In all vehicles ordered with the SA6AE (BMW Teleservices)
    • The SA6AE (BMW Teleservices) option can only be booked in conjunction with SA6AK (ConnectedDrive Services) and SA6AC (Intelligent Emergency Call)


The Navigation system Professional impresses with its design and superlative range of services. The high-resolution colour display provides a unique look. Sharp contrasts and a crystal clear presentation provide the basis to ensure excellent legibility. The system excels with its quick start function, lightning-fast route calculation, individual tips on reducing consumption and the 3-D map navigation for easy guidance in the city.

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.

Navigation system Professional.

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  • Requirements/availability


    • Navigation system Professional is available for majority of the vehicles
    • Screen size vary from 8.8” to 10.25”


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 i ConnectedDrive Services for Navigation.

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  • Requirements/availability


    • Remote Services, the BMW i ConnectedDrive services for navigation* and the BMW ConnectedDrive customer portal are included as standard features in all BMW i3 models.
    • The BMW Connected App can be downloaded at no cost from the App Store® and Google Play™.
    • You can of course use other BMW ConnectedDrive services in your BMW i3 as well.
    • With the battery charging status of the BMW Connected App, there may be slight deviations between the remaining charging time, the current charging status and the range that are displayed in the vehicles and the corresponding data displayed in the app.
      * Navigation Professional/Business required


Using the iDrive Touch Controller, you operate the iDrive system in your BMW comfortably with one hand. Thanks to the touchpad integrated within the controller you can, for example, enter 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 significantly reduces the burden on you the driver because it only makes minimum demands on your concentration which is otherwise directed towards events on the road. The Control Display allows you to follow all the functions managed via the controller.


With BMW Gesture Control, selected functions can be operated by means of defined hand movements. Simple gestures such as 'swiping' or 'pointing' are identified in the recognition area above the centre console and trigger a function such as accepting or rejecting an incoming telephone call. Volume can be adjusted by circular motions of the index finger.

The latest-generation Navigation system Professional offers the possibility of intuitive operation via Touch Display. Both Gesture Control and Touch Display complement the existing operating systems, such as the iDrive Touch Controller.



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.

The BMW display key can be charged wirelessly, or with the included USB cable.

Wireless charging


Telephony with wireless charging incorporates a wireless charging dock and an integrated warning system in case the phone is forgotten. Quicker charging on mobile devices are now possible with two USB ports rated at 2.1A each. 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 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.

For smartphones without inductive charging capabilities, BMW offer a wide range of genuine accessories including wireless charging cases.