Upgrades for half a million BMW vehicles – quick and easy to install, like on a smartphone.
Everyone knows how to update their smartphone – and the same concept can now be applied to the latest generation of BMW vehicles: Using Remote Software Upgrades, enhancements and new functions can be uploaded quickly and easily over the air.
The BMW Group has launched a global upgrade campaign for more than half a million vehicles. The vehicle receives upgrades either by downloading the installation files directly into the vehicle or first loading them into the BMW Connected app on a smartphone using Wi-Fi at home and then synchronising with the vehicle later. The time it takes to install these in the vehicle is unbeatable: Even for medium to large upgrades, vehicles only need to be parked for about 20 minutes, after which they are immediately ready to roll again with all changes complete.
Global Remote Software Upgrade campaign launched.
In late April, the BMW Group began ramping up a global upgrade campaign. Over-the-air upgrades will be available for a total of more than half a million vehicles by the middle of the year.
The upgrade will benefit owners of vehicles  from a total of nine BMW model series: 1 Series, 2 Series Grand Coupé, 3 Series, 3 Series Touring, 7 Series, 8 Series Convertible, 8 Series Coupé, 8 Series (M) Gran Coupé, M8, X5 (M), X6 (M), X7 and Z4.
New vehicle functions can be activated later.
Thanks to Remote Software Upgrade, it is even possible to order additional vehicle functions through the BMW ConnectedDrive Store.
May 09, 2020 at 16:14