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
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.
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.
You can now order a custom color and interior for your BMW M340i. You can select from a number of exterior paint finishes, trims, wheels and upgraded Merino leather interiors in exclusive colors. You can use the BMW Individual Visualizer to design the M340i of your dreams.
BMW Individual has released three additional Convertible Soft Top color choices to the 8 Series. They will be available beginning July 2020 for the 21MY 8 Series Convertibles and M8.
The three new colors will be Brown, Bordeaux Red, and Marine Blue, and will be available via Special Order. Pricing will be $5,675 MSRP and will require 8 weeks lead time.
Tulley BMW, located in Nashua NH has now won this award 5 years in a row for a total of six.
Apple just released the second beta version of iOS 13.4 update. This update will allow BMW to finally let iPhone users use their NFC capable devices (iPhone and Apple Watch) to unlock and start their cars.
BMW will still need to update the Connected Drive app so expect this function to perhaps arrive at the fall.
BMW plans to release the US Spec 2 Series Gran Coupe on what seems to be a very fitting date: 2/20/20. With a starting MSRP of $37,500, the new 2 Series Gran Coupe is a great alternative to those replacing the now discontinued 320i Xdrive. BMW hopes that the new 2 Series Gran Coupe will attract buyers coming into the brand for the first time by offering very attractive lease offers.
If you would like to know more contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or come see me at Tulley BMW Nashua.