BMW is making the most of its quarterly over the air updates (OTAs) as it preps for another upgrade this July. There are a number of additions to BMW OS8 in this upgrade including enhances maps, more capabilities with BMW’s personal assistant and smarter pre-conditioning for electric vehicles. Read on for the full release with all the details.


OFFICIAL RELEASE: BMW OS8 To Launch New Features In July

BMW Maps navigation system and BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant with extended functions.

Driving pleasure and comfort are enhanced in all models already equipped with BMW Operating System 8 thanks to new digital services. As of summer 2022, both the BMW Maps navigation system and the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant will feature new functions and enhanced capabilities. In addition to new map displays, the navigation system provides information about special sights and features along the route travelled on frequently used routes even when route guidance is not activated. When using the eDrive Zone function, it will in future be possible to differentiate between conventional environmental zones and completely emission-free areas within an urban area in the plug-in hybrid models of the BMW 3 Series and the BMW X5. In future, an advanced charging software for purely electrically powered models will enable the user to store charging profiles for frequently used power sources and manually launchable preconditioning of the high-voltage battery in preparation for the use of a DC fast charging station.


In the cockpit of BMW M cars, the BMW Operating System 8 will feature an M specific user interface in future. In the BMW iX and the BMW i4, the additional Augmented View display, which can be used with BMW Live Cockpit Professional, is also shown in the Information Display.

The BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, in conjunction with the BMW Operating System 8, will feature even more advanced capabilities as of summer 2022. The digital companion and vehicle expert can proactively make contextual suggestions to the driver on how to use functions. In future, these will also relate to Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, Parking Assistant, the eDrive Zone service and the option to test additional functions from the BMW ConnectedDrive Store. In addition, the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant provides the driver with explanations of numerous other functions of his vehicle that he has not used so far.