All UK BMWs to have satnav as standard

BMW UK is pleased to announce that from September 2015, BMW Navigation will be included as standard equipment across the range.

BMW has a long lead the way in terms of standard specification, and this latest move makes the Munich manufacturer the only company to offer navigation as standard across such a broad range of market segments.

Every model in the company’s range will soon come with a 6.5-inch high definition screen, iDrive controller and Traffic Message Channel. Building on this Professional Navigation adds a larger 8.8-inch screen with iDrive Touch controller, Real Time Traffic Information (RTTI) and BMW Online including BMW Remote Services, which allows drivers to send Navigation addresses directly to their vehicle via Google or the BMW My Remote app.

Jeff Knight, forecasting editor cars, CAP, said, ‘BMW introducing navigation across its entire model range is a first for any mainstream manufacturer in the UK and will inevitably pave the way for others to follow. On-board navigation systems now offer so much more technology than previously seen with the likes of 2D & 3D navigation map displays, traffic information and particularly with BMW standard e-call functionality which is a key safety feature. As well as having standard navigation across the range all BMW models will see an improvement on their residual value from between £300 to £600 (model dependant) so this is good news all round for the customer.’