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BMW REMOTE SOFTWARE UPGRADE 21-07.

Keep your BMW up to date at all times: Remote Software Upgrade 21-07 delivers many new functional extensions, quality improvements and new functions. You will find all the details on content and information in the following release notes.

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BMW REMOTE SOFTWARE UPGRADE 21-07.

THE HIGHLIGHTS OF BMW REMOTE SOFTWARE UPGRADE 21–07.

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LOOK FORWARD TO THE FOLLOWING IMPROVEMENTS.

FUNCTIONS AND FUNCTIONAL IMPROVEMENTS:

  • M Sound Control:  A unique sound experience for your BMW M3 and M4
  • BMW Maps: Arrive at your destination more relaxed with enhanced RTTI
  • Lane Departure Warning: Optimization on narrow roads without a center marking
  • Lane Departure Warning: Optimization in curves
  • Enhanced Driver Detection: Start right away in your profile
  • Enhanced volume control with Android phones
  • Assisted View: See what your BMW sees
  • Speed Limit Info with anticipation: Speed limit always in sight

QUALITY IMPROVEMENTS:

  • Recall: Programming control units (DME)
  • Programming control units (DME)
  • M Track Mode: Pure racing feeling for your BMW
  • BMW 5 Series: Programming control units (DME)
  • Better detection of a key in the trunk
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GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • Function updates and quality enhancements
  • Validity of the Remote Software Upgrade and Release Notes
  • Information about previous versions
  • Updating the on-board operating instructions in the vehicle
  • Special information about this upgrade
  • Specific notes for hybrid vehicles
  • Use of the My BMW App for data transfer

FUNCTIONS AND FUNCTIONAL IMPROVEMENTS.

M SOUND CONTROL.

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A unique sound experience for your BMW M3 and M4.

Get inspired by a refinement of the sound when starting the engine and clearer audio confirmation when shifting gears (only in conjunction with 8-speed M Steptronic) and shifting loads. The sound characteristics can be individually configured using the engine settings Efficient / Sport / Sport Plus. A quieter drive mode can be selected with the Sound Control Button. This means that the ///M driving experience will be even more emotional.

BMW MAPS.

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Arrive at your destination more relaxed with enhanced RTTI.

Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI) from BMW Maps now also processes data from congestion on turning lanes and thus provides optimized routing as well as a more accurate prediction of your arrival time.

This upgrade is the preparation for this improvement. The vehicle downloads the new functionality automatically from the Connected Drive backend after installation. No further action is required on your part.

LANE DEPARTURE WARNING.

  • Optimization on narrow roads without a center marking
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    Sophisticated detection logic alerts your vehicle when it is on a narrow road without a center marking and then deliberately suppresses steering intervention. This prevents undesired steering into the middle of the road, e.g., when there is oncoming traffic.

    The system does not release your from your responsibility to correctly assess visibility and the traffic situation. There is a risk of accident. Adjust your driving style to the traffic conditions. Observe surrounding traffic and actively intervene when appropriate.

  • Optimization in curves

ENHANCED DRIVER DETECTION.

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Start right away in your profile.

From now on, your driver profile will be properly loaded even when you no longer have your key on you when getting in because you, for example, put it with your briefcase on the passenger's side or the second row of seats. So you can save yourself having to manually select a profile before driving.

ENHANCED VOLUME CONTROL WITH ANDROID PHONES.

This enhancement simplifies volume control in the vehicle when playing an audio stream (e.g. music, podcasts, etc.) via an Android smartphone connected by Bluetooth®. After the upgrade, the Bluetooth® volume will automatically be set at 100% for Android smartphones connected via Bluetooth®. This means that you will immediately have the complete dynamic range.

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ASSISTED VIEW.

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See what your BMW sees.

While driving with Active Cruise Control (ACC), you will be able to see what your BMW detects in traffic in the instrument cluster. This will increase your driving comfort in poor visibility because other road users will be displayed even in fog.

The system does not release your from your responsibility to correctly assess visibility and the traffic situation. There is a risk of accident. Adjust your driving style to the traffic conditions. Observe surrounding traffic and actively intervene when appropriate.

SPEED LIMIT INFO WITH ANTICIPATION.

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Speed limit always in sight.

You will easily be able to see the upcoming speed limits in your instrument cluster or Head-up display (depending on your vehicle’s equipment). An additional icon will be shown with the upcoming speed limit, including distance information.

The system does not release your from your responsibility to correctly assess visibility and the traffic situation. There is a risk of accident. Adjust your driving style to the traffic conditions. Observe surrounding traffic and actively intervene when appropriate.

QUALITY IMPROVEMENTS.

RECALL: PROGRAMMING CONTROL UNITS (DME).

The tandem pump could fail in vehicles affected by the special defect code 0012650500. Subsequently, the brake booster would be deleted without prior notice. Programming the control units will prevent this situation from occurring.

The recall will be completed for your vehicle with the installation of this software.

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PROGRAMMING CONTROL UNITS (DME).

The tandem pump could fail in vehicles affected by the special defect code 0012650500. Subsequently, the brake booster would be deleted without prior notice. Programming the control units will prevent this situation from occurring.

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M TRACK MODE.

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Pure racing feeling for your BMW.

With M Track Mode, you can get closer than ever to that purist racing feeling. Activate M Track Mode by pressing and holding the M Mode button. This deactivates all comfort and safety systems, and the sound and navigation systems are also switched off. As an ambitious race track driver, you can then concentrate on what really counts: Your BMW and the race track.

BMW 5 SERIES: PROGRAMMING CONTROL UNITS (DME).

With the BMW 5 Series, a slight exceedance (up to max. 10%) of the usual acceleration figures can occur. Programming the control units (DME) will correct the faulty communication between the relevant control units of the chassis and drivetrain.

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BETTER DETECTION OF A KEY IN THE TRUNK.

Locking the vehicle key in the trunk has been possible in extremely rare cases. With this upgrade, the vehicle key will no longer be able to be inadvertently locked up in the trunk under normal circumstances, since the vehicle will detect the position of the key in the trunk and prevent unintentional locking.

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GENERAL INFORMATION.

FUNCTION UPDATES AND QUALITY ENHANCEMENTS.

This remote software upgrade updates existing functions to meet the latest state-of-the-art technological standards, and includes quality enhancements.

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  • Validity of the Remote Software Upgrade and Release Notes
  • Information about previous versions
  • Updating the on-board operating instructions in the vehicle

SPECIAL INFORMATION ABOUT THIS UPGRADE.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • Please remove all OBD diagnostic devices (trip books, GPS trackers) you use when starting and during the upgrade.
  • Certain services may not run or may be limited until this upgrade is installed.
  • Automatic reloading the ConnectedDrive apps after the upgrade can take a certain length of time.
  • Some settings may be reset to default after the upgrade (for example, Connected Music or notification settings), and need to be re-activated.
  • Restarting some vehicle systems may cause control messages to appear on the display during or after an upgrade. Please pay attention to these control messages and observe whether they are still shown after the restart (e. g. parking brake, drivetrain malfunction).
  • Information for iOS users: when transferring the upgrade using your smartphone, please connect via the Bluetooth & WiFi connection in the vehicle in the “Mobile devices” menu. If the Bluetooth and/or WiFi icon appears greyed out, please first activate Apps & Bluetooth Audio in the settings in the submenu of “Mobile devices”.
  • Note for M vehicles: The installation prompt for the Remote Software Upgrade can only be displayed approx. 30-60 minutes after engine switch-off because the engine needs to cool down. The prompt is displayed before engine start. The next time you enter your vehicle, please do the installation before starting the engine and wait until the installation prompt is displayed.
  • Note for users of BMW Drive Recorder: The initial settings will be reset and recorded videos deleted after the upgrade.
  • Please note that conversions/retrofits/tuning or special encoding, etc. on the vehicle that has not been approved by BMW AG ("BMW") may be lost as a result of a remote software upgrade or lead to significant problems (up to and including consequential damage) during and after vehicle programming. BMW and BMW service outlets accept no liability for any resulting damage.
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SPECIFIC NOTES FOR HYBRID VEHICLES.

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  • If you perform the Remote Software Upgrade during charging, the charging process will be interrupted and not automatically continued.
  • Charging and climate control settings can be reset after the Remote Software Upgrade (e.g. charging settings to 6A instead of 16A). Once you have completed the upgrade, re-set your preferences in the relevant menus under Settings.

USE OF THE MY BMW APP FOR DATA TRANSFER.

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NOTE: You can find out how to use the My BMW App for data transfer on YouTube.

BMW CONNECTED DRIVE: FURTHER INFORMATION & LINKS.

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