Thursday, February 2, 2023

BMW Won’t Offer More Subs Power Like Mercedes, But You’ll Have To Pay For Remote Start

Many drivers find it difficult to accept the idea that their new car comes with locked features that can only be accessed through a subscription. Like it or not, everything indicates that the trend of offering paid services and amenities is here to stay in the motor industry. BMW was one of the pioneers and though it maintains that extra power will not be in its offering, other services will be a part of it.

Mercedes is the brand that offers annual membership in the United States $1,200 So that some of its electric models are more powerful. An option that is currently not available in Europe for legal reasons. A few days ago Volvo said that its subscriptions will not go like this and now BMW has done the same.

BMW will not go the way of Mercedes

Frank Weber, head of technical development for the Bavarian brand, told CES in Las Vegas that BMW’s plans are unlikely to include offering performance updates for its future electric vehicles Because if you change the horsepower figures of a model already available for sale, you will be held accountable by the regulatory authorities.

Probably, the income from membership fee will not be enough offset the investment of time and money They will have to do this each time they unlock a model.

Membership increases in the United States

They won’t offer extra power, but BMW has expanded the features available by subscription in the US. The five are: Remote Start, ‘Driver Recorder’, ‘Driving Assistant Plus’, ‘Parking Assistant Professional’ and ‘Traffic Camera’.

  • Driver Recorder: Its operation is similar to that of a ‘dash cam’ as the environment in the video is captured in 40 second clips
  • Driving Assistant Plus: The system includes various intelligent driver assistance systems such as lane control and steering assistant, latest generation active cruise control with stop and go function, road junction warning system and lane keeping assistant with active side impact protection.
  • Parking Assistant Pros: With this, it helps the driver to find a place with ideal dimensions and conditions to park. In addition, you can also receive help to perform this maneuver, thanks to the sensors and audio-visual equipment that it integrates.
  • Traffic Camera: With it, the vehicle can warn the driver in advance about speed limits, remind him what they are, what is the maximum on the road, alert him to traffic light cameras or inform him about potential black spots. Do it.

Various Membership Formulas

Most of these are available through BMW Functions A monthly, annual, three-year subscription and it can also be purchased permanently for a one-time fee. as revealed motor authority, Remote Start costs $10 per month, $105 per year, $250 for three years, or can be purchased for $330 to be available for the life of the vehicle. However, the traffic cameras are only available through a $25 annual subscription.

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