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Connectivity and driver assistance in the BMW 1 Series.

DIGITAL NATIVE.Connectivity and driver assistance in the BMW 1 Series.

The BMW 1 Series is equipped with a whole host of innovative technologies that allow you to maintain optimum connectivity when on the road and arrive at your destination relaxed. From groundbreaking navigation and entertainment functions to the straightforward use of your personal smartphone apps, you will enjoy contemporary mobility that sets new standards.

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Connected at a high level: with the optional ConnectedDrive Digital Services, you enjoy numerous features, smart apps and first-class entertainment. 

  • Apple CarPlay®

    Apple CarPlay® preparation enables you to use selected functions of your iPhone wirelessly and conveniently. Smartphone contents and functions such as music, iMessages/SMS, telephony, Siri , navigation and selected third-party apps can thus be displayed and operated in the customary manner via the user interface in the vehicle and via voice control.

  • Concierge Service

    The Concierge Service establishes a connection to a BMW Call Centre at the press of a button. For instance, it searches for the restaurant you want, the nearest cash dispenser or an on-duty pharmacist and sends you the relevant address data, directly to your BMW navigation system if you so wish.


BMW Connected is an innovative app that offers intelligent support in reaching your destination on time and in a relaxed manner. It transfers appointments from your smartphone to the navigation system, tells you when you need to set off and informs others if you should be delayed. The app also gives you information on locations, fuel level and whether the vehicle is locked or not. In addition, you can open and close your BMW 1 Series with the app. And if you can’t remember where you’ve parked, the app will guide you safely there on foot.

  • Share Destination / Send to Car

    With BMW Connected you can transfer the destinations you have from smartphone apps or from the web conveniently and wirelessly to your BMW 1 Series. And the same is true for the away from home appointments in your smartphone calendar including the desired arrival times. The system adopts the new destination into the navigation system of your BMW 1 Series with ease.

  • Time-to-Leave-Notification

    Never arrive late again: BMW Connected notifies you of the optimum departure time via smartphone or Apple Watch so that you arrive at your next destination on time. The departure time proposed by the system here is based on real-time traffic data.

  • Share your estimated time of arrival

    Should you nevertheless end up in a traffic jam, you can then, for example, simply send the colleagues or business partners waiting for you a text message to notify them of your delay – and the recalculated estimated time of arrival. And all of this without touching your phone.

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The BMW 1 Series offers a number of intelligent driver assistance systems that make life easier. Driving Assist with Approach and Person Warning with light city braking function warns you in good time of other vehicles or pedestrians. The Lane Departure Warning reacts when you change lanes unintentionally and Attentiveness Assist recommends that you take a break if you show any signs of fatigue. And with Active Cruise Control and Speed Limit Info, you always have full command of your speed. Once you have arrived at your destination, Parking Assist allows you to conveniently move into your space.

  • Active Cruise Control

    Active cruise control with Stop&Go function including approach control warning and braking function maintains a speed preselected by the driver as well as the distance to the driver ahead. The vehicle takes over acceleration and braking and keeps the predetermined distance to the car ahead, even in slow-moving traffic and down to a standstill in traffic jams.

  • Speed Limit Info

    Speed Limit Info including no overtaking indicator records speed restrictions and information on overtaking prohibitions and shows them in the Info Display of the instrument cluster and in the Head-Up Display.

  • Parking assist

    Parking assist makes parking parallel and perpendicular to the road easier. To do this, the system also measures tight parking spaces while driving past at low speed. When a large enough gap has been found, Parking assist takes over the steering while the driver continues to operate the accelerator, gears and brakes.




BMW ConnectedDrive stands for the intelligent interaction between vehicle, driver and outside world. Enjoy more comfort, more entertainment and the reassuring feeling of safety on all routes. Or to put it simply: more driving pleasure.

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Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions.

BMW M140i A/T 5-door:
Fuel consumption in l/100 km* (combined): 7.1
CO2 emissions in g/km* (combined): 163

Consumption data is determined in accordance to the ECE driving cycle.

Further information about the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions for new passenger automobiles can be found in the 'New Passenger Vehicle Fuel Consumption and CO2 Emission Guidelines', which are available free of charge at all sales outlets.


*The published fuel consumption and CO2 emission figures are established according to legislated technical specifications (UNECE Regulation 101/UN Regulation 83 and SANS 20101 standards), which sets out the procedures that are used to measure the CO2 emissions and fuel consumption. The claimed figures are established using specific tests under standardised, carefully controlled conditions and may differ from consumption achieved under real world conditions with the influences of altitude, road surface, geographic conditions, vehicle options, temperature, humidity, tyres size and driving behaviour amongst others.

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