BMW 6 Series gets telephony with wireless charging and wi-fi hotspot

BMW 6 Series model range: telephony with wireless charging and wi-fi hotspot are standard, new menu display for the BMW iDrive operating system.

Attractive additions to the list of standard equipment will shine an even brighter spotlight on the exclusive character of the BMW 6 Series from spring 2016. All model variants of the BMW 6 Series Coupe, BMW 6 Series Convertible and BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe come as standard with the ConnectedDrive navigation package.


The smartphone integration facility already included in this package will be joined by the telephony with wireless charging function making its debut in the new BMW 7 Series. This innovative function makes in-car mobile phone usage that much easier. Smartphones allowing inductive charging can be topped up with power (using contactless technology) while on the move in the special mobile phone compartment in the centre console. Furthermore, the wi-fi hotspot provides an internet connection for mobile devices.

Another new feature benefits the iDrive operating system which, in BMW 6 Series models, includes a 10.2-inch Control Display and the Touch Controller with touch-sensitive surface. The main menu and the functions of the navigation, entertainment and communications systems, among others, will adopt the visual appearance presented for the first time in the new BMW 7 Series. Lists will be replaced by tile symbols arranged side-by-side to guide users to the desired functions.