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Connectivity in the BMW i8.

With the innovative BMW i ConnectedDrive solutions, the BMW i8 boasts a high degree of connectivity. It offers an intelligent and sustainable form of mobility like never before. The BMW i ConnectedDrive services for navigation always select the most efficient route to your destination. Acting as an extended arm of the BMW i8 on smartphones is the BMW i Remote App for iOS and Android. And thanks to BMW Teleservices, your BMW i Dealer is always informed when servicing is required.

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The BMW i Remote App 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, if needed.

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The BMW i8 navigation system, including BMW i ConnectedDrive services for navigation, has been specially developed to make driving as easy and comfortable as possible. BMW i ConnectedDrive services for navigation are also able to include public transport links such as underground or overground trains into the route planning process. In addition, the navigation system supplies you with dynamic information as to whether local charging stations are vacant or occupied and whether they are part of the ChargeNow network.


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 i8 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, you have access to information on everything important, not just the destination.


With this comprehensive package of customer services, the BMW i8 communicates directly with the driver or the BMW i Dealer. It indicates any necessary services or maintenance and transmits the relevant data for these appointments directly. Drivers are notified automatically as soon as a service appointment is due and can also contact their BMW i Dealer personally at any time and transfer the vehicle data manually. Any queries arising can thus be clarified faster, either by telephone or directly with the BMW i Dealer.

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