BMW ConnectedDrive Services & Apps in the BMW 3 Series Touring.

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

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ConnectedDrive Services Professional.

The equipment option ConnectedDrive Services Professional forms the basis for the BMW ConnectedDrive functions, which provide the driver with a wide range of information, entertainment and service features while on the road.

BMW Online.

These include BMW Online, which gives you access to current, localized information such as weather, news, and online search. It is also possible to access popular services such as Yelp, Google Street View and Panoramio. This option also includes secure and unlimited access to smartphone apps such as BMW Connected. You will find lots of other useful apps and more are added every day.


Advanced Real Time Traffic Information (ARTTI) provides the most up-to-date traffic information at all times. Precise details of the time and duration of hold-ups are relayed virtually in real time. The data is drawn from such sources as movement profiles from the mobile phone network, the GPS data of vehicle fleets, smartphone apps and police reports. This data is analyzed so precisely that it is possible to localize traffic congestion to the nearest few metres. This enables ARTTI to provide information in real time on the current traffic situation on motorways, main roads, country roads and numerous urban routes. ARTTI is only available in conjunction with ConnectedDrive Services Professional and BMW Navigation System Professional.



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. Concierge Services offers a personal assistant, via the BMW Response Centre, to help find points of interest. Destinations could include; restaurants, shops, hotels, or even a specific address. The agent can also send these destinations directly to the vehicle's navigation system. Concierge Services operates independently of the driver's mobile phone and is available at home and abroad, around the clock, seven days a week. ConnectedDrive Services Professional is required in order to use this function.


Apps can now be conveniently accessed inside a BMW. The free BMW Connected app (available with Apple iOS and Android smartphones) allows social media and infotainment features such as Twitter, web radio (web radio not available with the Android app) or a personal smartphone calendar to be used in the car. This option is only available in conjunction with ConnectedDrive Services. When a smartphone is connected to the car with the snap-in adapter, compatible with a variety of mobile phones, or a smartphone USB cable, the user can conveniently access web radio stations from around the world (when using an Apple iPhone), the latest Twitter status updates and any upcoming appointments via the iDrive system. These features are either displayed in the Control Display or read aloud over the speakers. Other features allow users to receive RSS news feeds and access Wiki Local, which provides Wikipedia information about the local area. The BMW Connected App also provides information about the current availability of "BMW Apps ready” apps (third-party apps).

Message Dictation.

Message Dictation.

An office wherever you go: the dictation function from BMW ConnectedDrive allows you to dictate and send e-mail and text messages on the move – and to keep concentrating on the traffic. The innovative continuation of the familiar Text-to-Speech brings a noticeable bonus in infotainment, comfort and safety for the driver. Using a mobile phone during your journey to respond to incoming e-mail or text message carries a high risk. Yet with the Navigation System Professional, the Bluetooth connection and BMW Assist, you no longer need to pick up your mobile phone. Thanks to the new dictation function in the vehicle and the offboard speech recognition by Nuance®, you can now dictate your written messages and always remain focused on the most important thing of all during the journey: the traffic. 


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.


Internet service


The equipment option Internet gives web access on the car's Control Display. The URL is entered simply and conveniently using the iDrive Controller or using the bookmark list for fast access. With unlimited data for internet use, one can surf the internet directly from their BMW nationwide (no roaming). The Control Display can be used for web surfing only while stationary. ConnectedDrive Services Professional is required in order to use this function.


BMW Assist Emergency Call permits fast, targeted assistance round-the-clock, supported by trained staff. If a serious accident takes place involving activation of an air bag or the belt tensioners, a BMW Assist 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 rescue services arrive. The emergency call can also be triggered manually in case others on the road require help.