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BMW Harman Kardon sound system – Is it worth upgrading?

BMW Harman Kardon sound system – Is it worth upgrading?

BMW Harman Kardon sound system – Is it worth upgrading?

Honestly, we could go on and on about BMW sound system specs, but keeping the whole sound comparison in audio technology jargon won’t be much use to the average music fan who just wishes to experience the musical contrast firsthand. What might be of help though, are a few video reviews from avid music fans like yourself, who, in their own no-pro words, compared the two prominent audio systems together.

Go The Extra Mile With BMW i3 REx Coding

Go The Extra Mile With BMW i3 REx Coding

Go The Extra Mile With BMW i3 REx Coding

With the right BMW i3 coding, it's easy to recode your i3 REx and flexibly activate battery charge hold mode. And to keep you driving even longer, get a gas tank capacity upgrade.

How to max out your MINI with a Digital Speedometer?

How to max out your MINI with a Digital Speedometer?

How to max out your MINI with a Digital Speedometer?

From changing the display on each driving mode, through showing your car in real time, up to giving you the comfort of driver assistance information – MINI Cooper speedo makes the...

How to retrofit CarPlay in MINI Cooper

How to retrofit CarPlay in MINI Cooper

How to retrofit CarPlay in MINI Cooper

For many of you MINI Cooper owners, the quality of the infotainment system was one of the focal points of interest when getting your car. This has not been overlooked by MINI manufacturers,...

How to test car speakers – TOP 5 songs

How to test car speakers – TOP 5 songs

How to test car speakers – TOP 5 songs

Let's say you want to test your car's audio system. On the surface, this shouldn’t be difficult at all, right? After all, you just need to play some music through the system and...

BMW Active Sound Design – All you need to know

BMW Active Sound Design – All you need to know

BMW Active Sound Design – All you need to know

For some – the savior filling the void of the Bavarian brand’s missing sporty experience. For others – a complete failure faking the authentic roar of the engine. Depending on your taste, Active Sound Design may be a fun acoustic feature to play with, or something to immediately get rid of in your system. Whatever way you choose, we’ll tell you how to do both.

BMW Drive Recorder – All you need to know about a BMW dash cam

BMW Drive Recorder – All you need to know about a BMW dash cam

BMW Drive Recorder – All you need to know about a BMW dash cam

It wasn’t long ago that BMW started offering a dash cam recorder promising reliable assistance during critical road situations. Shortly after, with the debut of Operating System 7, a few steps further have been taken, and you can now use your car’s built-in cameras to record the footage. That’s exactly what the BMW Drive Recorder is in a nutshell – software connecting your BMW surround...

Introducing BMW iDrive 8: All You Need to Know

Introducing BMW iDrive 8: All You Need to Know

Introducing BMW iDrive 8: All You Need to Know

In keeping with the latest trends in in-car infotainment, BMW has revamped the look and feel of the iDrive system with a minimal, distraction-free design language for the new BMW 8 operating...

My BMW App (BMW Connected App) – The Life Of BMW In Your Pocket

My BMW App (BMW Connected App) – The Life Of BMW In Your Pocket

My BMW App (BMW Connected App) – The Life Of BMW In Your Pocket

My BMW remote app allows you to be constantly updated with your vehicle’s state and location, control its many convenience features and plan your trips ahead – anytime, anywhere,...

How to upgrade MINI Cooper sound system – Speakers & Amplifier

How to upgrade MINI Cooper sound system – Speakers & Amplifier

How to upgrade MINI Cooper sound system – Speakers & Amplifier

When it comes to the musical experience, MINI Cooper’s basic factory sound system leaves a lot to be desired. And if you’re an audiophile, driving with that stereo on a daily...

BMW Sport Mode Explained

BMW Sport Mode Explained

BMW Sport Mode Explained

 Probably the best thing about BMW Sport Mode is how widely available it is. Most modern BMWs have it as an option — it's not limited only to sportier vehicles. That gives...

BMW Auto Start-Stop function – All Questions Answered

BMW Auto Start-Stop function – All Questions Answered

BMW Auto Start-Stop function – All Questions Answered

 BMW auto start-stop system automatically shuts down and restarts the internal combustion engine to minimize the amount of time the engine spends idling, at the same time reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. It can be especially beneficial for those who spend a larger amount of time waiting in traffic jams, as it’s only consistent use that results in significant reductions.