BMW Australia to offer remote engine start

BMW Australia has continued to enhance its suite of technology offerings with the introduction of the Remote Engine Start function.

The feature, which will debut on the upcoming 4 Series and both the new 5 Series and M5 Competition, remotely starts the vehicle’s engine for up to 15 minutes at a time using the BMW ConnectedDrive App from any location. The feature is designed to optimise cabin conditions before the driver and passengers enter the vehicle.

The function can also be activated via the BMW vehicle key at a range of 30-70 metres.

Depending on the vehicle’s equipment level, functions such as seat heating, seat ventilation and steering wheel heating can also be controlled.

The feature can also be purchased via the BMW ConnectedDrive Store and installed over-the-air with Remote Software Upgrade.

Remote Engine Start can be optionally equipped on a number of ex-factory vehicles from across the BMW range.

Source: Motor Trader E-magazine (August 2020)

17 August 2020

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