BMW ConnectedDrive is the intelligent linking of vehicle, driver and outside world. It makes sure you’re always connected. The new BMW 1 Series 3-door has BMW ConnectedDrive as standard, Bluetooth telephone preparation with audio streaming, Real Time Traffic Information and BMW Navigation, for access to the BMW ConnectedDrive Store, where you can add additional features as required. Depending on the equipment specified, you'll experience the benefit of 4G capability for navigation, active cruise control, free automatic map updates, Park Assist, (for both parallel and bay parking), and Drive Assist.
As well as these services, BMW Apps are also available as part of the standard BMW Online feature. BMW leads the way for in-car apps, connecting you to a greater selection of music, news, information, and social networks via your mobile device and using the vehicle's inbuilt 3G SIM card.