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Celebrating success in connectivity and design: BMW racks up six awards from German magazines

October 3, 2017
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Celebrating success in connectivity and design: BMW racks up six awards from German magazines

BMW has performed extremely well once again in the latest readers’ polls conducted by German magazines “CHIP” and “auto, motor und sport” with a series of top placing. The connectivity of technology available in current BMW models earned the brand victory in four out of the eleven categories in the 2017 Car Connectivity Award jointly organized by the two magazines. These included the title of Connected Car of the Year for the new BMW 5 Series. As well as seamless connectivity, design is also a crucial factor in the popularity of new models.

The new BMW 5 Series came out top in the Connected Car category of the 2017 Car Connectivity Award after scooping 35.4 per cent of the votes. The addition of new features to the extensive existing portfolio of BMW Connected and BMW Connected Drive services sees the sedan set new benchmarks for connectivity.

The list of options available in conjunction with the Navigation system Professional includes the WiFi hotspot, which offers a high-speed internet connection for up to ten mobile devices. This optional feature won the Entertainment/Multimedia category. Finally, a BMW system also prevailed in the Control Concepts/Displays category. The Control Display with touchscreen capability – which further enhances the iDrive operating system’s supremely intuitive, convenient and secures functionality.

BMW also excelled in the readers’ poll to find the most attractive new automotive designs, with wins in two classes. This was the 17th time that “auto, motor und sport” had staged this automotive beauty contest, and this time it asked its readership to choose the Autonis winners from 88 current models spanning eleven vehicle classes. In the compact class, the BMW 2 Series Coupe scored the highest number of votes. The two-door model is the latest in a long line of sporty and compact BMW models that extend back to the 02 and have lost none of their fascinating allure

The victories in the Autonis poll extend two remarkable winning streaks. Shortly after their launch, both the BMW 2 Series Coupe and BMW 4 Series Coupe were presented with the iF Design Award and red dot award for outstanding product design by expert juries. They instantly won over the public, too, recording class victories in the 2014 edition of the Autonis survey. Following the latest model updates, they have now demonstrated the enduring appeal of their design to impressive effect with renewed success in the “auto, motor und sport” poll.

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