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, offering individually-tailored information services including news and business updates. Access useful travel information directly from your BMW: from the locations of available parking spaces to the address of the nearest cinema or chemist. With its address book feature and e-mail function, BMW Online transforms your BMW 3 Series Sedan into a mobile office.
The whole of Europe on a single DVD. The optional DVD navigation system Professional offers an optional Voice Control feature. The navigation system shows route information on clear, easy-to-use colour maps on the 8.8" display mounted on the central console. When the Sedan is parked, the display can also optionally be used as a television. Commonly-used functions can be individually saved and activated using the eight functional bookmarks buttons.
The optional Bluetooth interface provides a wireless connection between the vehicle and Bluetooth-compatible mobile phones. The phones are operated via the hands-free kit, multifunction steering wheel, iDrive Controller or Voice Control depending on the equipment options of the individual vehicle. There is a snap-in-adapter available for the Apple iPhone. Your local BMW dealer will be happy to inform you about which mobile phone devices (and software versions) are compatible with the optional Bluetooth interface.
This unit is a navigation system, MP3 player, CD player und RDS double tuner in one. If your vehicle has a multifunction steering wheel, then you have all the functions right at your fingertips. The BMW navigation system will guide you through numerous countries in Europe as well as some countries beyond. TMC technology lets the system recognise congestion before you reach it and quickly calculate an alternative route. So that you always arrive quickly and safely.
This keeps you in the picture at all times. Via the front camera with its special prism glass, the on-board monitor shows the space adjacent to the vehicle at an angle of 90 degrees. The camera is located centrally under the bumper. On the other hand, a camera integrated into the boot lid provides added safety when reversing. It monitors the space behind the BMW 3 Series Sedan with a wide-angle lens covering an angle of up to 131 degrees as soon as reverse gear is selected. The images are also displayed on the on-board monitor.
The USB/audio interface enables connection of a USB stick. Music titles stored on this are displayed on the radio or navigation screen and can be selected using the multifunction steering wheel, or via the iDrive Controller.
Road networks are constantly changing: digital road maps for BMW navigation systems keep you informed of these changes and are available on CD or DVD twice a year. The integrated Falk travel guide* also provides you with a range of additional useful information, such as local sights and restaurants.
* Falk travel guide for Western Europe (excluding Scandinavia).