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BMW ConnectedDrive services and apps in the BMW X5 M.

Stay one step ahead with the wide range of BMW ConnectedDrive options. With services and apps, you can be sure of across-the-board connectivity for your BMW X5 M, giving you access to information, entertainment and services. Discover the motorsport functions of the BMW M Laptimer app. Get the low-down on traffic situations in advance with Real Time Traffic Information. Or use Online Entertainment to choose your favourite track from a selection of millions.

ConnectedDrive Services.

Fitted as standard, BMW ConnectedDrive Services forms the basis for the 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, localised information such as weather, news, an online search powered by GoogleTM and also 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.
Convenient, secure and unlimited access to selected smartphone apps is also included. 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. BMW ConnectedDrive Services offers all this and more, making every trip in a BMW a real experience.

BMW ConnectedDrive Store



With the BMW M Laptimer app, driving data from the racetrack can be accurately recorded, curve by curve, and then analysed with the aim of improving driving performance. The app collects precise data from the BMW sensors and shows selected values in the Control Display. The system is operated via the iDrive Controller.
While it is recording, the BMW M Laptimer app shows the GPS position, speed, forward acceleration, lateral acceleration (G-force), lap times and acceleration up to a certain speed (e.g. from 0 to 62 mph). Depending on the vehicle equipment and model year, factors measured may also include the accelerator position, steering angle, deceleration, rpms and gear, as well as fuel consumption.
The recorded data can be posted as snapshots to social networks, or saved and sent via email.

Concierge Services.

Concierge Services.
Concierge Services.
Concierge Services (Information Plus) from BMW ConnectedDrive puts BMW’s Call Centre at your fingertips while you’re on the road.
Whether you’re looking for a particular restaurant, the nearest cash machine or an emergency pharmacy, a BMW Call Centre agent is always on hand to help and can send address details directly to your car’s navigation system on demand. Concierge Services operate independently of the driver's mobile phone and is available at home and abroad, 24-hours a day, seven days a week, at no extra cost.

Online Entertainment.

Online Entertainment.
Online Entertainment.
The perfect song for every situation, every road and every mood. Online Entertainment offers direct and unlimited access to more than 22 million music titles inside the BMW – all without 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 disc. For guaranteed listening enjoyment without any interruptions.
With the Online Entertainment offer, a flat-rate account lasting one year can be opened with any BMW music partner, for example with Napster, that can be used in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and the Netherlands without any additional costs.

Real Time Traffic Information.

Real Time Traffic Information.
Real Time Traffic Information.
Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI) provides the most up-to-date traffic information at all times. Precise details about the time and duration of hold-ups are relayed to provide almost instantaneous traffic information about motorways, country roads and main roads, as well as numerous urban routes. Intelligent alternative route suggestions help the driver reach their destination as efficiently as possible. The data is 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 displayed in green, yellow, orange and red.

Remote Services.

With Remote Services and the free mybmw Remote App (available in the Apple App Store and Google Play store), various vehicle-related functions, such as locking and unlocking the car, can be operated remotely. It is also possible to directly transmit selected destinations found using the GoogleTM search engine.
In addition, the car's location can be shown within a radius of 1.5 km. To use this feature, customers simply need to activate Remote Services once in the "mybmw ConnectedDrive" customer portal at

BMW emergency call.

The BMW 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, an BMW emergency call is automatically issued. 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, for example.


The Internet option provides access to the web on the car's high-resolution Control Display. This allows the driver to use the internet as they would on their computer at home. URLs can be entered easily and conveniently using the iDrive Controller, or selected from the bookmark list for fast access.
 With a flat data rate for internet use, you can surf the internet directly from your BMW nationwide (roaming is not enabled). The Control Display can be used for web surfing up while travelling at a speed of up to 2.5 mph.
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