Services & Apps for the BMW 2 Series Gran Tourer.

Communication, information and entertainment – experience mobility in a completely new way with the Services & Apps from BMW ConnectedDrive.

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The Intelligent 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 (for example), the system automatically issues an emergency call. 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.

How the Intelligent Emergency Call works.

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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.
These include BMW Online, which provides access to current, location-based information such as weather and news, an online search powered by GoogleTM as well as office functions. In addition, an individual range of services such as fuel price information, parking information, as well as travel and hotel guides may be set up via the applications menu. This also includes convenient, secure and unlimited access to selected smartphone apps. ConnectedDrive Services also provides access to the BMW ConnectedDrive Store, in which services such as Real Time Traffic Information, Remote Services, Online Entertainment and Concierge Services can easily be ordered and extended 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.

How ConnectedDrive Services work.

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  • 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.

    *Available from summer 2017

BMW Connected
BMW Connected


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 myKidio App by Deutsche Telekom and TV Spielfilm offers a unique in-car entertainment solution for families with children, which is based on the user's personal end devices instead of permanently installed equipment: tablets and smartphones.
With the app installed on the end devices, the parents choose the media or the children choose for themselves from a selection of child-appropriate content: quality films, audio books, documentaries or exciting television shows. Via the vehicle's iDrive Controller and Control Display, the parents have control over their children's media consumption at all times. They can monitor the media being played in the Control Display, select new content and interrupt the playing. The Kids' Cockpit shows the current speed, estimated arrival time and similar information, making the time fly for children.
The programme is drawn from an extensive database and is presented to the children in the rear seats on iPads, which are attached to the headrests of the seats ahead with the Travel & Comfort System from Original BMW Accessories. When the myKidio channel is turned on, new content is constantly loading in the background, so that there is always enough entertainment during the drive.



Hardly have time to read? Audio books are an answer that are constantly attracting more enthusiasts – among other reasons, because they allow drivers to enjoy literature while in the car. With the Audible app for the iPhone (available for a fee), over 150,000 audio books and spoken-word titles are available for download.
Audible offers the terrific opportunity to make the best of the commute with a good book. On long trips, children's books keep the little ones' boredom at bay, and for adults, literary fare provides a welcome change to music.
To use this certified "BMW Apps ready" in the BMW, just download it from the App Store, connect the smartphone by USB or the snap-in adapter and start the app. Immediately, all of the app functions can be operated comfortably and safely with the iDrive Controller and the Control Display , and the audio books are played over the car's audio system.


For anyone who has ever wanted to know what it is like to have their own personal butler, here is the chance: with Concierge Services from BMW ConnectedDrive. At the push of a button the driver is connected with a BMW Call Centre agent who acts as their ""personal assistant"" on the road.
From a particular restaurant to the nearest cash dispenser or an emergency pharmacy – the BMW Call Centre agent is there to help and can even send information directly to the navigation system. Concierge Services operate independently of the driver's mobile phone and are available in their home country and abroad, around-the-clock, seven days a week and at no extra cost.
This option is only available in conjunction with ConnectedDrive Services.

How Concierge Services work.

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Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI) provides the most up-to-date traffic information at all times. Precise details about the location and duration of delays is transmitted, in order to keep the driver informed, nearly in real time, about the current traffic situation on motorways, country roads and on many routes within the city. Intelligent alternative route suggestions help the driver reach their destination as quickly and 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 depicted in green, yellow, orange and red.

How Real Time Traffic Information works.

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Remote Services


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 www.bmw-connecteddrive.com.