BMW i ConnectedDrive.

BMW i is more than just an electric car – it is a visionary concept combining all-electric cars for daily use, innovative mobility services, local public transport and a new understanding of sustainability. The newly developed BMW i ConnectedDrive services are an important part of this concept, linking these components together seamlessly and thus enabling an intelligent, comprehensive and sustainable mobility experience.



BMW i Navigation with its connected BMW ConnectedDrive services was developed specifically to make driving a BMW i as easy and convenient as possible. The centrepiece of BMW i Navigation is the range map, which takes into account factors that are important for route navigation: battery charge level, driving style, traffic conditions.

The calculation incorporates a traffic prediction, and the most efficient route is estimated in real time. The nearest available charging station is displayed at all times.


The BMW i Remote App for iOS and Android shows you detailed information on the current status of your BMW i – e.g. car location, range, and battery charge level, service messages, and information on whether the doors are locked and the lights are off. The charging process can be initiated remotely using the weekly timer and the air conditioning activated by remote control right before setting off on a trip. The dynamic range map is also integrated into the BMW i Remote App. Destinations (points of interest, POIs) and locations of charging stations can be sent easily from the application directly to the car. The BMW i Remote App also measures the efficiency of each journey in a BMW i model and gives helpful tips on how to drive the car more efficiently and extend the range. The efficiency value of each journey can be anonymously shared with others and compared.

BMW ECO Route finds the best route - for the range and the environment.


New BMW TeleServices, which are invaluable for monitoring the BMW i3, were developed specifically for the needs of all-electric cars.

The Battery Guard helps BMW i3 owners by monitoring the battery and notifying the owner if something unexpected occurs during charging or the car lights are left on too long, for example.


In addition to the BMW i ConnectedDrive services developed especially for the needs of all-electric cars, such as BMW i ConnectedDrive services for navigation or the BMW i Remote App, the BMW i3 also includes all other BMW ConnectedDrive services: from information and entertainment, Bluetooth interface for the mobile office and personal telephone support to the web-based BMW Online services for access to information on everything important, not just the destination.

Further information

BMW ConnectedDrive