Last month we announced the first BimmerTech Photo Contest. The challenge: to send us a photo of your BMW in a spectacular location. We received so many submissions that it was tough to choose the winners. After much discussion the jury was still gridlocked. Eventually our marketing team took matters into their own hands and made a decision, awarding Malcolm’s photo of his BMW E90 in the Alps, Jay and his BMW X1 on the Australian coast and Gary and his F30 in Hong Kong. The winners received free coding, map updates and great discounts on our products.
Check out some of our other fabulous submissions:
See you next year for the second edition of the BimmerTech Photo Contest!
If there’s anything we all share – it’s a love affair with BMW! And there are as many reasons to love our cars as there are BMW owners.
We used Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to share our top 3 reasons with you:
1) There are no bad roads – only opportunities for new driving adventures.
2) It looks good EVERYWHERE.
3) The BMW slogan couldn't be more true. It really is the Ultimate Driving Machine, especially with the BimmerTech upgrades ;)
The responses we got back showed us just how head over heels you are! We hope you enjoy reading these as much as we did.
Some of you value unquestioning obedience:
No matter how I handle her, she never says NO!
Others enjoy the grandeur of a premium driving experience:
Driving a BMW makes you feel like you’ve conquered the world!
Thanks to BimmerTech, my BMW 530d M Sport drives and looks like a Tornado fighter jet.
One reminisced about a past romantic encounter:
I parked up at the beach with my fiancé. The next thing we knew, the police were shining their flashlights in at us. They laughed it off in good spirits, even gave their siren a wale as they left for extra embarrassment. They said they only noticed because the halos were on but the car looked parked. Tip to BMW drivers, if the key is still in – the halos stay on. I found this out the hard way.
Many just couldn’t feel any closer to their cars:
Just like the unspoken love shared between father and child. The love I feel when I start my F80 is indescribable. The worst drive home is still better than a good day at work. Your car is the only girlfriend you can love without your wife getting mad (maybe just a little jealous). BimmerTech loves your car like you do.
Beautiful, slim and curvy … the way the seat hugs me and the way I grip the wheel...it’s breath-taking! Here are some reasons why I love my BMW.
1. It’s a different experience driving a bimmer; switched from a Mercedes to an Inifinity to a BMW. Once you go BMW, you won’t go back.
2. It’s a great ride; as the slogan says, it’s the ultimate driving machine.
3. The ladies love them.
4. It goes "broom, broom".
5. My daughter thinks it’s the best car she’s been in; I have to agree with her on this one.
Here's to the love between man and machine!
Many BMW owners love the fact that they can add some of the latest navigation, audio, camera, Bluetooth, and Internet technologies to their BMW cars with an easy retrofit kit from BimmerTech. No longer are they limited to only factory-installed features. With some basic skills and tools, they can now do most of the aftermarket upgrades themselves — and BimmerTech is here to help.
So, what does it take to do a Do It Yourself (DIY) BMW retrofit? That’s one of our most frequently asked questions, so we thought we’d take a minute and answer it here.
First off, every one of our BMW add-ons is different and requires a varying skill level. If you’ve done any kind of upgrades to your car yourself, you will be able to take on a BimmerTech kit with ease. If you’re just beginning, but are pretty good at DIY, you should be fine — especially because we provide documentation and our super-responsive tech team is on-hand to walk you through your project if you need. And what if you just don’t have that mechanical touch (or the time), but still want to save money with a BimmerTech BMW retrofit kit? Our worldwide network of installers is at your service. After shipping the kit to you, just let us know the local installer of your choice and we’ll work with them to do any remote programming or activation. Dealer-quality or higher — for less! And if we don’t have an installer near you or you just want to use your favorite local audio shop? No problem. They will easily be able to install our kits and we’re happy to guide them if necessary.
Okay, back to what it takes for you to install a BimmerTech upgrade. Our easiest retrofits are software upgrades, like for adding Sirius Radio or BMW Apps, enhancing Bluetooth capability, or upgrading USB functionality. They don’t require any tools or hardware except an Internet-connected Windows laptop or MacBook running Windows. You plug in your computer and we take care of the rest remotely and via Skype, usually in about 20 minutes.
Upgrades like adding a rear view camera, Combox, or navigation require some hardware installation and sometimes a software upgrade or activation (again, which we do remotely). As mentioned, we provide instructions and support as needed to make sure your experience is a good one. Most of our upgrades are plug and play, meaning there are no wires to cut and when called for, we use easy OEM tap-in connectors (the same kind BMW uses) to make installation a snap. Others might require opening a panel, removing trim, or threading some wires from here to there, but it doesn’t get much more complicated than that.