Communication and entertainment in the BMW Z4 Roadster.

Enjoy pure freedom and experience liberty in its most comfortable form in the BMW Z4. Intelligent BMW ConnectedDrive services supplies you with comprehensive information and entertainment options. Whether its an app, social media or news you’re interested in, you’ll always have the best connection and find the information you need. In the BMW Z4, you can leave the monotony of the everyday world behind you – without forgoing any of its comforts.

BMW Z4 Roadster ConnectedDrive

BMW ConnectedDrive.

This feature is the foundation for all intelligent ConnectedDrive Services that provide access to an abundance of information and entertainment options inside your car. It includes BMW Online, for example, which provides location-based information in different categories like news, weather, travel and office. This option also includes secure and unlimited access to handy smartphone apps like BMW Connected.
* BMW Online is free of charge for the first 3 years after the initial registration and can be renewed at any time.
BMW Z4 Roadster Apps

BMW Apps.

The perfect link-up − with apps and BMW ConnectedDrive. Now you no longer have to do without the apps on your iPhone while on the road. Simply connect your iPhone to your BMW using the snap-in adapter or the original Apple cable, and you can conveniently operate individual apps with the iDrive Controller.

BMW Apps is compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5, and requires the optional ConnectedDrive Services and Professional Navigation system. 

The AUPEO! app draws on a database of 120 stations of varying genre and adapts to your own personal musical taste for customised musical enjoyment in the BMW Z4.

At present, you can select tracks from a musical library that contains around 1 million songs from 120 different genres. The buttons ‘Love’ and ‘Ban’ in the Control Display personalise your music taste. ‘Love’ registers your appreciation for a particular song and AUPEO! adds similar songs to the playlist. The ‘Ban’ button deletes the song and AUPEO! won’t play any others like it. BMW Connected AUPEO! is available free of charge in the Apple App Store. 

With BMW ConnectedDrive,  you can now enjoy the apps on your iPhone while you’re driving. Simply connect your iPhone to your BMW Z4 via the snap-in adapter or the original Apple cable and browse through your apps with the iDrive Controller.

BMW Connected, the free app developed by BMW does more than just put Twitter or your calendar on the vehicle display. With the ‘News’ function you can get updates from around the world while you drive – via predefined RSS feeds or your own favourite sources. Wiki Local gives you information about your current location, destination or an address of your choice. The information appears on the Control or can be read out using the text-to-speech function.

The ‘Last Mile’ function and the Vehicle Finder guide you to destinations that are set in the navigation system of your BMW – even when you are outside your vehicle – and help you to find your way back. The BMW Connected app will be updated on a regular basis and you can look forward to using other BMW Apps (like AUPEO!) in your vehicle as well.

BMW Assist Online.

Using internet-based services, BMW Assist Online enhances your mobility by sending you the most up-to-date information while you’re at the wheel of your BMW Z4.

Breaking news, weather forecasts, travel information and email are transmitted directly to your vehicle. With services such as Google™ Local Search as well as details of pharmacies, ATMs and hotels, you receive exclusive, location-based information on everything you need to know about your route or destination. BMW Assist Online customers can also use the BMW Route Planner to work out their journeys on a computer outside of the vehicle and then retrieve them in the vehicle. Display the latest weather information; locate the nearest filling station or a car park with vacant spaces. If you wish, you can transfer the results found directly to the navigation system at the touch of a button.

The personalisable browser apps in the Applications menu offer even more information. BMW Assist Online users can access the Qype review portal, search for service facilities offered by Royal Mail or use Wiki Local service. In future even more practical functions will be offered under the Applications menu command. Here you can configure the applications you wish to use for yourself. Text-to-speech allows you to have information – such as the latest news – read out while you still concentrate on the traffic.

The mobility service BMW Assist Online is part of ConnectedDrive Services.

BMW Z4 Roadster Internet


Your BMW can take you to many places – and not just those on the map. Stay online and well-connected on the road with the internet connection from BMW ConnectedDrive.

Unlimited access to the World Wide Web from the driver’s seat and everywhere else means that BMW is the world’s first automobile manufacturer to offer on-board internet access. You can surf the web on the Control Display and use the iDrive Controller as an ideal alternative to a computer mouse and all its functions.

The websites you want to view can be accessed by entering the URL or by selecting a site address from a list of personal favourites. A special BMW server is responsible for making sure that the content you access is transmitted to and can be displayed by your BMW – even in the case of large data volumes. The result is that you can surf in your car just as easily as if you were at home, but with much greater mobility.