BMW Assist puts you in control of your travel plans. Up-to-date traffic information, congestion reports and alternative route suggestions can be called up at the press of a button, plus information about hotels, restaurants and other useful addresses. These can be entered directly in the navigation system. Its automatic emergency call feature and breakdown assistance request, including vehicle location data, enhances your safety.
BMW Online is an internet-based feature which can be used to read or send e-mails and offers individually tailored information services including news and business updates, sports results and flight schedules. With its address book feature and e-mail function, BMW Online transforms your BMW 1 Series into a mobile office. Optional Professional navigation system with integrated Bluetooth mobile phone preparation required.
Thanks to BMW ConnectedDrive, the internet can be used freely for the first time in an automobile. You can enter the address of any website you require or open a site directly using one of the favourite buttons. The iDrive Controller in the central console functions in the same way as a standard computer mouse.
The cordless Bluetooth mobile phone means you can do away with the cumbersome cable between your mobile handset and the hands-free equipment. Bluetooth-compatible mobile phones register with the on-board computer via the optional interface as soon as the driver approaches the vehicle. Telephone numbers, addresses and call lists are then automatically synchronised with the on-board computer. During the journey, the mobile phone can be operated using the multifunction steering wheel or the hands-free equipment. There is a snap-in-adapter available for the Apple iPhone. You local BMW partner will be happy to inform you of the mobile phones with which the Bluetooth interface is compatible.
An adjunct to the optional BMW Professional navigation system in the BMW 1 Series, Voice Control puts your words into instant action. It enables you to specify new destinations or play your favourite song by speech alone. It even offers a text-to-speech function that can read incoming emails, text messages and the name of radio stations aloud. Convenience, safety, comfort: Voice Control ensures that you are not distracted from the most important aspect of the BMW 1 Series - driving.
The optional BMW Navigation system Professional* (incl. iDrive, radio Professional with DVD drive, Voice Control and a hard drive for maps and audio files for example) takes you where you want to go. Maps and directions are displayed on the high-resolution 8.8-inch screen either in 3D or using the split-screen mode. The optional navigation system Business* (incl. iDrive and radio Professional with CD drive) displays arrows and maps to direct you to your destination on the 6.5-inch monitor.
*Navigation systems Business and Professional are only available in conjunction with extended ranges.
Putting current traffic and tourist information at your fingertips: digital road maps for BMW navigation systems are available on CD or DVD and are updated twice yearly. With up-to-date map material, you will always find the best route to your destination.
Whether you're looking for the shortest route, scenic roads, how to avoid traffic jams, a parking space or even restaurant tips, BMW digital road maps have the answers, letting you know as much about your new destination as you do about your home town.