BMW i3 Aerial View

CONNECTIVITY IN THE NEW BMW i3.

A connected driving experience.

Always stay up-to-date while you're on the road – that's exactly what the BMW i3 offers with its numerous digital services and driver assistance systems. It's no wonder that it's still one of the most connected vehicles in its market segment; and because of that, it's associated with relaxed mobility, comfort, and safety like no other.

BMW Connected

Always connected.

BMW Connected is a personal mobility assistant which facilitates everyday mobility and assists drivers in reaching their destinations relaxed and on time. Relevant mobility information, such as recommendations for optimal departure times, are available outside of the vehicle via a compatible smartphone or compatible smart watch, and can be seamlessly transmitted to the vehicle. The BMW remote functions are also available as part of BMW Connected.

BMW Connected+ is the digital bridge between your smartphone and your BMW i3. The “+”stands for a new expansion level of personalisation of services and the seamless integration of the digital mobile assistant into the BMW i3.

In this way, you can begin your intelligent route planning already relaxed at home, receive fast access to pedestrian navigation and share your live driving status with friends while having all mobility-relevant information in view via BMW Connected Onboard.

The basis for the BMW Connected personalised services is the Open Mobility Cloud. Its flexible architecture is built around the integrated tools and technology of Microsoft Cloud and the Azure data platform. The powerful system is in a position to process data and information from the most varied sources and to provide it. The flexibility of the platform allows it to integrate and to scale additional digital touchpoints such as new end devices (additional smartphones, smart watches, etc.) or new partner services, even in the future. A new feature is that with BMW Connected+, the vehicle with the Open Mobility Cloud connects us to a digital touchpoint. This allows the digital services to be integrated more quickly into the vehicle.

Lady Driving the BMW i3

Driver Assistance.

You can rely on the driver assistance systems in the BMW i3 at all times. They master situations such as traffic jams, heavy traffic, or parking in an automated and reliable way. Safety and convenience with state-of-the-art technology – so that you can concentrate fully on driving.

The optional Driving Assistant Plus equipment produces a clear improvement in safety and comfort. It includes Forward Collision Warning, City Collision Mitigation, Preventive Pedestrian Protection, Speed Limit Info as well as Active Cruise Control (ACC) with 'Stop and Go'.

Also included is Traffic Jam Assist, which provides semi-autonomous driving (steering, accelerating and braking) in traffic jams on motoroways up to speeds of approximately 37mph. The system steers independently and keeps the vehicle in lane, providing greater comfort for the driver.

The optional Park Assistant Package* really does make parking a breeze. The system combines the Parking assistant with Park Distance Control (PDC) and the Rear view camera to make your life much easier. If desired, the assistant can even manoeuvre into a space fully automatically.

* not available on the BMW i3s

BMW i3 Charging

Charging pleasure.

Charging can be this convenient and customised: With the BMW Digital Charging Service (DCS), you can automatically charge at the most cost-effective times based on your energy rates. This saves electricity and allows you to use renewable energies in a targeted way.

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BMW i3 Public Charging

ChargeNow.

Never get caught without the power to get you home. The nationwide ChargeNow network of public charging points means wherever you are you can recharge easily and conveniently.

ChargeNow

DriveNow App

DriveNow.

DriveNow is the car-sharing initiative designed to allow better, more sustainable, movement of people. All over cities you can hire a BMW i3 straight off the street, take it where you need to go and park it in a public parking spot free of charge.

DriveNow