ConnectedDrive Services.

The key to the world of BMW ConnectedDrive is the ConnectedDrive Services special equipment option. It offers a wide range of intelligent services and apps that provide you with information and entertainment during your journey. This option enables you to link up with everything that is important to you. You can also book other optional services and apps from BMW ConnectedDrive such as Concierge Services, Internet or Real Time Traffic Information.


With the ConnectedDrive Services special equipment option, you not only obtain numerous services but above all the innovative A4A (Apps for Automotive) technology by BMW. This enables you to use many smartphone applications in your vehicle and in comfort via the operating concept of your BMW. This way you can experience new features every day: embark on a voyage of discovery, obtain tips on your journey, take your office into your vehicle with you or enjoy entertainment in your BMW. All of the equipment options listed here are part of ConnectedDrive Services and are available to you. Immerse yourself in the diverse world of BMW ConnectedDrive.

ConnectedDrive Services


Search the Internet with Google in your BMW as well. Find the best restaurants in town with recommendations from BMW Online. And with the aid of My Info / Send to Car, take the most important addresses, telephone numbers or short messages with you into your vehicle. Everything is possible with the ConnectedDrive Services. Stay fully up to date at all times and enjoy a new experience with every trip.

To make sure you find whatever you’re looking for:


  • My Info / Send to Car

    Transfer your personal data to your BMW with My Info via the My BMW ConnectedDrive portal. Do you use Google Maps to plan your journeys? Then simply send the results to your navigation system via the Internet with Send to Car. And afterwards you’ll be able to concentrate fully on your journey while travelling.


Travelling is more than just reaching your destination – so make every journey an experience. Would you like to find out more about the route or destination? Your BMW knows the most attractive spots, can tell you what the weather will be like and will inform you about the sights en route. The ConnectedDrive Services special equipment option offers you the perfect features for travel and navigation.

To make sure you enjoy every route:

  • BMW Routes

    Whether it is mountain passes or a tour down the coast you seek – you can call up routes right in your BMW. Your navigation system becomes a personal travel guide and shows you the most attractive stopovers with useful information. Alternatively, you can compile your route separately on your PC via the BMW Routes portal and transfer it to your BMW.

  • Requirements/availability


    • ConnectedDrive Services special equipment


    • only available in combination with the Navigation system Professional
    • this service is only available in Europe


Find vacant parking spaces automatically.


Find vacant parking spaces automatically.

In combination with a BMW Navigation system Professional, the online parking service ParkNow makes it easier for the driver to find a free parking space. The service shows open parking spaces in car parks, multistorey car parks and on the street. A spot in a car park can be reserved from within the vehicle and paid for via the ParkNow account.


BMW ConnectedDrive brings your office into your BMW. Make yourself comfortable and set up your office right inside your vehicle. With BMW ConnectedDrive you can receive, read and reply to e-mail. Dictate and send notes or messages. Or synchronise your data with the vehicle. And what else is going on in the world? Your BMW knows what you are interested in and reads you the latest news during the journey via the audio system – all part of the functions of ConnectedDrive Services.    

To make sure you always remain in touch:


  • Message Dictation

    An office wherever you go: Simply dictate your e-mails and text messages during the journey. Thanks to the new Message Dictation and the offboard speech recognition by Nuance®, your spoken messages are converted into text. And you can concentrate on the essentials during the journey – namely the traffic.


To connect your BMW with your smart home easily, you can choose one of the following two Apps:

  • SmartThings App by Samsung

    You want to stay connected with what's happening at home even while you're on the road? And at the same time stay connected with your vehicle even when it is parked? The SmartThings App by Samsung makes both possible.

    From your BMW’s dashboard, you can check in to make sure that everything at home is OK and even see who is at home. You can keep an eye on the status of security, smoke, and leaks and you will be alerted of any incidents. At the same time you can trigger home scenarios, so you will be greeted with e.g. an open garage door, turned on lights, an adjusted thermostat and music playing when arriving home

  • Deutsche Telekom Smart Home App

    Manage your home even when you’re out on the road – with the Smart Home App from Deutsche Telekom. All Smart Home devices connected to the app can now be controlled via the display and operating system of your BMW. Regulate the heating, the lights or your alarm system comfortably from inside your vehicle. It’s also possible to programme certain situation, such as the “Coming Home” scenario. Thanks to the functions that were specially developed for use in the vehicle, the “Home” profile is activated automatically as soon as you start heading back home. All information is displayed clearly in the BMW Head Unit – so that your home is always in exactly the condition you want it to be.

    To use this certified BMW App in your vehicle, it is necessary to register with Smart Home and QIVICON Home Base. You can download the Smart Home App in the Apple Store, connect your smartphone to your vehicle via the USB port or snap-in adapter and launch the app. Then straight away you’ll be able to experience the individual functions via the display in your vehicle.

    The availability of the Smart Home App may vary from country to country.


There’s so much to experience while on the road in your BMW. And because the right soundtrack turns every route into an adventure, there are music apps to play the right song to suit every situation. So now, whether you’re going to work, on a shopping trip or on holiday, you can compile your own radio station, choose from a wide range of audio books or stream your own music – straight into your BMW with the ConnectedDrive Services equipment option.

To make sure you hear the music to match the moment:

  • Availability
    • ConnectedDrive Services is only available in combination with the
      Navigation system Professional, Navigation system Business or Radio
    • the range of products shown here is not fully available in all countries and BMW models
    • Offer can vary depending on market and operating system


The seat position, temperature setting, driver assistance systems, your favourite radio channels and all your contact data: when you take the driver’s seat in a BMW that you don’t drive every day, you would still like to feel at home in it, right away. Doing so is perfectly simple with Driver Profiles. The USB port in the glove compartment lets you download and store all your personal data and settings on a USB memory stick and upload them again later, or in another BMW – it only takes moments to recreate your familiar vehicle surroundings. Your very own personal settings – whenever and wherever you like.