Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey – November 2,
2009… BMW announced today that its SIRIUS satellite
radio factory option has been enhanced with an expanded channel
line-up and a price reduction for 2010 model BMW cars and Sports
Activity Vehicles™ in the United States (excludes 5 Series, 6
Series, and X3). When ordering the SIRIUS option from the factory, the
price has been reduced from $595 to $350, and continues to include a
pre-paid one-year subscription to ”The SIRIUS Everything” package.
The SIRIUS option will now include “The Best of XM”
package, featuring popular XM channels including Oprah Radio , MLB
Home Plate, NBA and NHL games, The PGA TOUR Network and XM Public Radio.
Additional features have been added to enhance the user experience
and can be accessed via BMW’s 4th-generation iDrive interface:
The channel list may now be displayed as channel name, artist and
Artist and song title listings give listeners a
“sneak-peek” to what is currently being played on the
Channel surfing is now made easier by the provision of Direct
Instant Replay allows users to time shift / replay a favorite song
Favorite Alert will notify users when a favorite artist, song, or
game is being played.
Traffic Jump allows users to automatically tune to the traffic
message of a chosen metro area when the message becomes available to
avoid missing important updates.
Vehicles not equipped with the iDrive controller will still have the
Traffic Jump and Direct Channel Input features added to the feature
set for 2010 when ordered with the SIRIUS option.
BMW Group In America
BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since
1975. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distributing vehicles
in 2003. The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include
marketing, sales, and financial service organizations for the BMW
brand of motor vehicles, including motorcycles, the MINI brand, and
the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; DesignworksUSA, a strategic
design consultancy in California; a technology office in Silicon
Valley and various other operations throughout the country. BMW
Manufacturing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group’s
global manufacturing network and is the exclusive manufacturing plant
for all X5 Sports Activity Vehicles and X6 Sports Activity
Coupes. The BMW Group sales organization is represented in the
U.S. through networks of 338 BMW passenger car centers, 335 BMW Sports
Activity Vehicle centers, 142 BMW motorcycle retailers, 87 MINI
passenger car dealers, and 31 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers. BMW
(US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales headquarters for North
America, is located in Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey.
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PressClub at the following address: www.press.bmwgroup.com/us.html.
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