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Everything you need to know about BMW Comfort Access

Everything you need to know about BMW Comfort Access

Everything you need to know about BMW Comfort Access

Wondering if your BMW has Comfort Access installed? Here are the two simplest ways to find out:

Why Upgrade your BMW's Amplifier?

Why Upgrade your BMW's Amplifier?

Why Upgrade your BMW's Amplifier?

You might think an audio upgrade is usually limited to upgrading the speakers, and maybe throwing in a subwoofer for extra bass. What you might not know is that the car’s amplifier is j...

5 Reasons to Get a Backup Camera for your BMW

5 Reasons to Get a Backup Camera for your BMW

5 Reasons to Get a Backup Camera for your BMW

Not sure if you should get a rear-view camera? Worry not, we’ve selected the best advantages of adding a parking camera to your BMW.

BMW and Daimler Teaming Up to Tackle Uber

BMW and Daimler Teaming Up to Tackle Uber

BMW and Daimler Teaming Up to Tackle Uber

BMW vs Mercedes-Benz is one of the great rivalries of the motoring world. To luxury vehicle lovers what Mitsubishi vs Subaru is to '90s rally fans, and Ferrari vs Lamborghini is to supe...

Why and How To Update Your BMW's Navigation Maps in 2020?

Why and How To Update Your BMW's Navigation Maps in 2020?

Why and How To Update Your BMW's Navigation Maps in 2020?

Whether updating your iDrive software or uploading the latest maps to the factory navigation system, keeping your BMW's iDrive up-to-date should be a regular task, just like maintaining...

Upgrading Your BMW iDrive With iOS, Apple TV...and a Blu-ray Player

Upgrading Your BMW iDrive With iOS, Apple TV...and a Blu-ray Player

Upgrading Your BMW iDrive With iOS, Apple TV...and a Blu-ray Player

Virginian BimmerTech customer and tech fanatic Greg Kashmer found a way to add iOS, Apple TV and Blu-ray functionality to his X1's factory iDrive system. And because that definitely sounds like something worth doing, we asked him to give us a step-by-step account of his journey from factory iDrive to in-car multimedia hub.

How Convinced Are You by BMW's Electric Vehicles?

How Convinced Are You by BMW's Electric Vehicles?

How Convinced Are You by BMW's Electric Vehicles?

It isn't exactly a secret that BMW has been making a real push towards developing a competitive range of electric vehicles. BMW is already selling far more luxury hybrid and all-electric vehicles in Europe than any other manufacturer, and are planning to increase that number by another 50% next year.

BMW Tuning House Turner Motorsport Takes On the Baja 1000

BMW Tuning House Turner Motorsport Takes On the Baja 1000

BMW Tuning House Turner Motorsport Takes On the Baja 1000

The Baja 1000 isn't somewhere you'd expect to see a BMW (unless it's a motorcycle, of course). There's something about over 1100 miles of gruesome desert terrain that doesn't exactly sc...

Replacing Your BMW Remote Key Fob

Replacing Your BMW Remote Key Fob

Replacing Your BMW Remote Key Fob

Modern remote keys have plenty of security benefits and make it easy to get into your car and hit the road — particularly if your BMW or MINI has the Comfort Access feature. But for all...

BMW: Use Amazon Alexa Behind the Wheel From 2018

BMW: Use Amazon Alexa Behind the Wheel From 2018

BMW: Use Amazon Alexa Behind the Wheel From 2018

There's nothing quite like speaking and having things automagically happen around you. Or, at least, that's what BMW seem to betting on, with their announcement that Amazon's Alexa pers...

What's the Future of BMW i?

What's the Future of BMW i?

What's the Future of BMW i?

BMW isn't about to let Tesla run away with the EV market. It was announced Tuesday that we'll be seeing an all-electric four-door concept car from BMW at next week's Frankfurt Motor Sho...

iDrive vs. CarPlay vs. Android Auto: Which Is Best for Your BMW in 2020?

iDrive vs. CarPlay vs. Android Auto: Which Is Best for Your BMW in 2020?

iDrive vs. CarPlay vs. Android Auto: Which Is Best for Your BMW in 2020?

The iDrive interface has been a mainstay in BMWs since it was launched in 2001. Although this initial version was pretty cumbersome to use and wasn't exactly attractive, the system has since come on leaps and bounds.