BMW ConnectedDrive Services & Apps in the BMW 4 Series Convertible.

The Services & Apps from BMW ConnectedDrive give you the freedom to do what you really want to while always keeping you connected and up to date. Communicate, navigate and visit your networks on the move -- this is modern-day mobility.


The equipment option ConnectedDrive Services forms the basis for BMW ConnectedDrive functions, which provide the driver with a wide range of information, entertainment and service features while on the road.
The offer includes access to current location-based information such as weather and news, as well as an online search powered by Google™ and practical office functions. Services and features such as parking information, as well as travel and hotel guides can be accessed directly in the car without a smartphone via the ConnectedDrive menu.
Convenient, secure and unlimited access to selected smartphone apps is also integrated. ConnectedDrive Services also provides access to the BMW ConnectedDrive Store, in which services and apps can be ordered and extended anytime and anywhere to suit the user's individual requirements. The equipment option ConnectedDrive Services offers all this and more, making every trip in a BMW a real experience.

  • Preparation for Apple CarPlay®

    Thanks to Preparation for Apple CarPlay®, drivers can conveniently use a compatible iPhone® securely and wirelessly while on the go. This allows smartphone content, along with functions such as music, iMessages/text messages, telephony, Siri and selected third-party apps, to be displayed and operated in the regular manner, even via the vehicle's user interface. Preparation for Apple CarPlay can be used via touch input, the iDrive Controller or voice control, depending on the vehicle's equipment.


BMW Connected is a personal mobility assistant which facilitates everyday mobility and aids drivers in reaching their destinations relaxed and on time. All relevant services are also remotely available at all times on iPhone und Apple Watch via the app.

Destinations that have been found in the web or via other application such as Yelp, Apple Maps, Google Maps can be easily and conveniently imported into BMW Connected and seamlessly transferred to the vehicles navigation system with just a single click. Meetings, including addresses and intended arrival times, saved in the iPhone calendar are automatically imported into the BMW Connected mobility agenda. Based on current location and traffic conditions, BMW Connect calculates the planned arrival time, alerts users ahead of time and guides them on foot from the parked car to their final destination. If a delay is unavoidable due to unforeseeable traffic obstacles or if no parking space is available in the immediate vicinity of the final destination, users can send a text message via BMW connected to inform the waiting party of the estimated time of arrival, without having to physically use their phone. In addition, BMW Connected learns to recognize frequent destinations and automatically adds them to the mobility agenda.

The BMW Connected App can be downloaded from the Apple App Store.


The perfect song for every situation, every road and every mood. Online Entertainment offers direct and unlimited access to more than 18 million music titles – all without a smartphone or other device. There is plenty of music to suit every taste. With Online Entertainment, a flat-rate account can be opened at no extra charge with any of BMW's music partners, for example Napster. This service is available in a total of six European countries: Germany, France, UK, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain.
Only available in conjunction with the optional equipment ConnectedDrive Services and the Navigation system Professional.


Bluetooth Office allows you to use the time spent in the car more effectively. The interface for Bluetooth and USB devices allows you to conveniently organise things on the go. Emails, appointments, tasks and text messages are shown on the Control Display or read aloud over the sound system's loudspeakers. A list of all compatible mobile devices is available at

  • Message dictation

    With the Navigation System Professional, a Bluetooth connection and BMW ConnectedDrive Services, picking up the phone is no longer necessary. All text can now be entered vocally. The dictation function allows spoken messages to be converted into text, which can then be sent as emails or text messages. The dictation function can also be used to compose Twitter posts in BMW Apps. The dictation function is available free of charge for the first 60 days. A fee-based contract with Nuance® is then required for ongoing use in the car.


Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI) puts the most up-to-date traffic information at your fingertips whenever you need it. Precise details about the time and duration of delays are relayed nearly in real time. The data is drawn from such sources as movement profilesfrom mobile phone networks, the GPS data of vehicle fleets, smartphone apps and police dispatches. This data is analysed so precisely that it is possible to determine the location of traffic congestion to within a few metres. This enables RTTI to provide information in real time on the current traffic situation on motorways, main roads, country roads and numerous urban routes, as well as recommending efficient alternative routes. RTTI is only available in conjunction with BMW ConnectedDrive Services and BMW Navigation System Professional.


If you've always wanted to know what it feels like to have your very own butler, now you can: with the Concierge Service from BMW ConnectedDrive. This convenient service connects you with a BMW call centre agent who acts as your personal assistant while you're on the road. Whether you are looking for a particular restaurant, the nearest cash machine or an open chemist – the BMW call centre agent will find it and send the address details directly to your navigation system upon request. They can even make a reservation at a restaurant or book a hotel room for you. The Concierge Service operates independently of your mobile phone and is available in your country of residence and abroad – around the clock, seven days a week and at no extra cost. The Concierge Service is only available in conjunction with BMW ConnectedDrive Services.


The Intelligent Emergency Call permits fast, targeted assistance round-theclock as well as support by trained staff – in your native language even if you are abroad. If a serious accident takes place involving activation of an airbag or the belt tensioners, an Intelligent 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. independently 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.


With the Remote Services of the BMW Connected App (available in the Apple App Store), various vehicle-related functions, such as locking and unlocking the car, can be operated remotely.

Just as the BMW ConnectedDrive customer portal, the app also offers the opportunity to access vehicle information such as range or the status of the windows and doors. That way the driver is always fully informed about the status of the vehicle, even from a distance, and also has all information conveniently gathered together at one glance.

This information package is rounded out with the display of the vehicle’s current location. To use this feature, customers simply need to activate Remote Services once in the BMW ConnectedDrive customer portal at