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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 supercar-obsessed...

Why and How To Update Your BMW's Navigation Maps in 2020/2021?

Why and How To Update Your BMW's Navigation Maps in 2020/2021?

Why and How To Update Your BMW's Navigation Maps in 2020/2021?

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...

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...

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 scream 'let's get an M3 out there.'

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 this convenience, they can be a real pain to get copies of.

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 personal...

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 Show....

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...

How BimmerTech Is Making It Easier To Enjoy Your BMW

How BimmerTech Is Making It Easier To Enjoy Your BMW

How BimmerTech Is Making It Easier To Enjoy Your BMW

For many, Comfort Access is a must-have convenience feature. And if you've ever experienced it, you'll understand why... A remote sensor recognizes your unique key as you approach your vehicle,...

5 Things To Do in Your BMW This Spring

5 Things To Do in Your BMW This Spring

5 Things To Do in Your BMW This Spring

Before the joy of springtime driving comes the not-really-much-joy-at-all of getting rid of the mud and grime and barely functioning tires winter was cruel enough to leave on your BMW. That means checking your tire pressure, examining (and, if necessary, changing) all your fluids and cleaning every last bit of salty gunk off your bodywork before it has a chance to rust a hole in the undercarriage big enough...