BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo

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All BMW models have technology to make driving engaging, safer and more entertaining. BMW ConnectedDrive provides a gateway to a host of digital services, all accessible and upgradable from within the car.

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BMW 1 Series Sports Hatch technology.


The BMW 1 Series, like all BMW models, has technology that sets it apart. As well as perfectly balanced weight distribution and rear-wheel drive for a natural handling advantage over its rivals, it also comes with sat-nav, DAB radio, and a 6.5-inch colour screen as standard. Interaction with many of the car’s settings and digital services is via the iDrive controller in the centre console, an intuitive and simple way to navigate menus.
 
The BMW Navigation Package is fitted as standard and provides BMW Navigation, BMW Emergency Call and BMW TeleServices along with BMW ConnectedDrive Services, which gives access to a range of digital services. The Bluetooth hands-free facility enables  a wireless connection between a Bluetooth-capable mobile phone and the car. All the phone’s functions can be operated via the multifunction buttons on the steering wheel, or using the iDrive Controller, or by voice control, while the USB port enables connection of any compatible device, including your phone, for music playback.

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BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo Park Distance Control

BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo technology.


The BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo uses technology to make everyday motoring easier and more enjoyable. Automatic tailgate operation enables the tailgate to be opened and closed electronically via a button in the interior, or by the one on the key fob. Upgrade to Comfort Access and a wave of the foot under the rear bumper unlocks the car and opens the boot, provided the car can sense the presence of the key. 

Park Distance Control (PDC), fitted as standard, makes parking a much simpler affair. Using ultrasound sensors on the back of the vehicle, the system calculates the position of obstacles, and uses an acoustic warning to alert to the closeness of obstacles. A diagram of the vehicle and potential obstacles appears in the Control Display, making entering and leaving parking spaces in reverse much easier. 

Upgrades include PDC for the front of the vehicle, a Reversing Assist Camera, which displays both the area behind the car and parking guidelines, and Park Assist, whereby the car spots suitable spaces for parallel parking and then when asked, steers the car in, with the driver controlling the accelerator and brakes.

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BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo Real Time Traffic Information

BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo technology.


The BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo uses technology to accentuate its inherent luxury. With Comfort Go the vehicle recognises the driver’s presence by sensing the key fob. Pressing the start button is all that’s needed to begin the journey. Once underway, Cruise Control with Brake Function lets the driver set a speed that’s then maintained by the vehicle. Upgrade to Active Cruise Control and the vehicle will automatically accelerate and decelerate down to a stop, maintaining the selected distance to the car ahead without intervention.

The destination is easily found via the BMW Business Navigation System, which acts as a hub for a range of useful functions: navigation system with a built-in 6.5" LCD colour display, radio, MP3 player, CD player and an RDS tuner. Route guidance is provided via an arrow or map display, along with spoken instructions. Now with Real Time Traffic Information, precise details about the location and duration of delays are transmitted, with intelligent alternative routes suggested.

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