BMW announces support for Digital Key for iPhone

At today’s Apple Worldwide Developer Conference it was announced that BMW will become the first carmaker to enable its customers to use iPhone as a fully digital car key.

BMW Digital Key for the iPhone.

The upcoming BMW Digital Key for the iPhone will enable customers to just tap to unlock and easily get going by placing the iPhone in the smartphone tray and pushing the start button. Setup of the Digital Key can be done through the BMW Smartphone App. The car owner can also share access with up to 5 friends including a configurable car access option for young drivers which restricts top speed, horse power, maximum radio volume and more. Management of access can be done from inside the car as well as through Apple Wallet.

Additional features of the new Digital Key include:
– Storage in the Secure Element of your iPhone and access through Apple Wallet
– Power reserve for iPhone where car keys will still function for up to five hours if   
  the iPhone turns off due to low battery 
– Ability to share access with up to 5 friends via iMessage
– Apple Watch compatibility

Broad availability for BMW models and iPhones.

BMW is excited to announce the availability of Digital Key for iPhone in 45 countries for a broad range of models: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, X5, X6, X7, X5M, X6M and Z4 if manufactured after July 1st 2020. Compatible iPhone models will be iPhone XR, iPhone XS or newer and Apple Watch Series 5 or newer.
For more information please visit www.bmw.com/digitalkey

M2 CS will feature the MICHELIN Pilot Sport CUP2 CONNECT Smart tire.

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The new M2 CS will feature the new MICHELIN Pilot Sport CUP2 CONNECT. This unique tire has been designed with an integrated container intended to receive a sensor, which makes it the first 100% Connect Ready tire on the market. Users then just have to insert the MICHELIN Track Connect solution sensors in order to take advantage of the multiple functionalities of the solution and optimize their performance even more during track days. Dedicated to 80% on track and 20% on the road, the MICHELIN Pilot Sport CUP2 CONNECT tire remain versatile for everyday use while offering high potential on the track.

 

 

Installing a CD player in a BMW X5, X6, X7 and 330i/M340i.

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All the new BMWs are ditching the CD player. This is far from a new phenomenon as some brands have been doing this for years now. If you want to listen to your old CD collection you have two choices: 1 Download all your music to a USB drive. 2 Install the BMW accessory CD player retrofit.

 

To install this retrofit takes about one hour of labor and your dealer will need to order two parts:

BMW CD player retrofit kit: 62-12-2-451-536 $244 MSRP

Retrofit kit folding holder: 65-12-2-451-539 $95.54 MSRP

 

Contact your local dealer for the most up to date info.