There are a lot of exciting things about owning a new BMW - whether it's the all new M3 and of course the first ever BMW X4.
While there are some pretty cool things happening on the outside, there is very impressive technology happening on the inside - thanks to BMW Connected Drive.
At the heart of the system is a 3G sim which means your car can stay connected to the world around it even when you are not there.
A lot of the functions then can be accessed through the Connected Drive menu within iDrive. This range has some pretty basic features like dynamic weather, but a real winner is the BMW's impressive live traffic updates system that will show you on the map red, green and yellow according to the density of traffic in your area.
It will even change your route to guide you through potential jams.
In the event of a break down, BMW mobile care is part of the Connected Drive package. It connects you with an operator and provides them not only with your exact position but any fault codes the vehicle may have generated so they know exactly what's wrong with your car while they send a service team to your position.
In the event of an emergency, connected drive also provides you with an SOS button which when triggered will provide emergency services with your exact location and put you in constant contact with an operator.
An extension to the system means you can connect to the car remotely using a mobile phone and this means you can lock and unlock the car even primly ventilation on a hot day or flash the headlights should you forget where you parked your car at night.
Now while this technology is only on its first generation here in Australia, BMW have said that they will be updates throughout 2015 and beyond which is pretty cool because given the car has got a sim card it means it can update itself on the fly just like your mobile phone.
Which means you can go on enjoying yours, or someone else's M3 for a little bit longer.