BMW ConnectedDrive Services & Apps in the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo.

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

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This equipment forms the basis for intelligent ConnectedDrive Services that keep you thoroughly informed and entertained during your journey.

An example of what it includes is BMW Online, which supplies you with current, location-based information in categories like News, Weather, Travel and Office. Also included is the convenient, secure and unrestricted use of smartphone applications like BMW Connected.


Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI), part of the ConnectedDrive equipment, is your personal traffic scout that provides you with information about what is happening on highways, main roads and many urban streets. It also offers efficient alternative routes.
This ensures that you are always up to date with the traffic situation on your planned route and have potential alternative routes at your fingertips. Use of RTTI is designed for a period of three years and can be extended at any time.
Only available in conjunction with the optional equipment ConnectedDrive Services.


Enjoy a very special kind of service with the Concierge Services from BMW ConnectedDrive.
At the touch of a button you are put through to a BMW Call Centre agent who is available to you as a "personal assistant" while you are on the road.
Whether you are looking for a particular restaurant, the nearest ATM or an emergency pharmacy, the BMW Call Centre agent is there to help and can send address details directly to your navigation system if you wish. The agent can even place a reservation at a restaurant or book a hotel room for you. Concierge Services operate independently of your mobile phone and are available to you at home and abroad. Round the clock, seven days a week at no extra cost. ConnectedDrive Services is required in order to use this function.


As part of ConnectedDrive Services, BMW Apps enable you to use numerous applications via your compatible smartphone or with the BMW Connected App. These include web radio stations, your calendar, Facebook, Twitter and many more.

After downloading BMW Connected free of charge, all you need to do is connect your phone to your vehicle using the snap-in adapter or the original phone cable and then start the app. You can then regulate all functions comfortably using the iDrive Controller. Thanks to the text-to-speech function, you can hear your latest status messages or appointments through the loudspeakers of the audio system.

The wide range of BMW Apps is being expanded constantly, so that you'll be able to choose from even more apps in the future. For more information, visit www.bmw.com/apps.


You can now use the time you spend in your vehicle even more effectively.

A connection for Bluetooth and USB devices in combination with a navigation system and the intelligent integration of selected business mobiles enables office functions such as emails, appointments, tasks or text messages to appear on the Control Display or be heard via text-to-speech through the audio system's loudspeakers. And with Bluetooth Audio Streaming, music files can be enjoyed cable-free via selected Bluetooth-compatible devices.

You'll find a list of all compatible mobile phones and smartphones at www.bmw.co.za/bluetooth.


Create an office wherever you go with the option to dictate and send email and text messages while on the move. With the Navigation System Professional, Bluetooth connection and ConnectedDrive services, you no longer need to pick up your mobile phone.

Thanks to the new dictation function in the vehicle and the off-board speech recognition by NuanceTM, what you say is converted into a text message that can be sent immediately via email or SMS. You can use the dictation function free of charge in your vehicle for a period of 60 days. Continued use in your vehicle requires a contract with NuanceTM. You can find out whether your mobile device is compatible with this function at www.bmw.com/bluetooth. The prerequisites for using this function are listed at www.bmw.co.za/bluetooth


Access the World Wide Web.

The 'Internet' option enables users to access the World Wide Web at will. The iDrive controller functions as mouse and scroll wheel. Internet connectivity is via the customer's mobile phone using Bluetooth*.

The default start page is the homepage of the country-specific Google site. The customer also has the choice of selecting the homepage of any other website as the default start page. For safety reasons the Control Display is switched off when the car reaches a speed of approximately 7 km/h.

*It is important to ensure that your mobile phone is BMW-approved for data communications (see www.bmw.co.za/bluetooth). All connection charges are borne by the customer.


In the event of a serious accident, the Intelligent Emergency Call function triggers an automatic emergency call following airbag activation or accident-related activation of the safety belts.
Via a SIM card integrated in the vehicle, rescue-relevant data, such as the exact position of the vehicle or information on the seriousness of the accident or the possible risk of injury to the occupants, is sent to a BMW Call Centre. The BMW Call Centre then informs the rescue point nearest to the scene of the accident and provides the victims with assistance by telephone until the emergency services have arrived. The emergency call can also be activated manually, e.g. in order to assist other road-users in difficulties.