BMW adds Sirius XM Packaging

News | October 19th, 2008 by 3

After the merger between Sirius Satellite and XM Radio, it was expected that many of the XM channels will make their way into the Sirius …

After the merger between Sirius Satellite and XM Radio, it was expected that many of the XM channels will make their way into the Sirius line-up, and implicitly in our satellite equipped BMWs. 

In a bulletin issued to the dealerships this past week, BMW announced the “Best of XM” packa ge being available as an option. 

“Aftersales is excited to announce the new Sirius XM Radio Inc. Channel line up. This channel update launches the new SIRIUS content offerings. The information below outlines the first of several phases and communications regarding these new offerings.

“Best of XM”

This broadcast change will add additional content for SIRIUS listeners; this content is currently being broadcast to XM customers and is being labeled the “Best of XM,” which will include ten play-by-play sports channels. 

The “Best of XM” channels can be added to both base trial periods and current subscriptions for $4.04 per month for consumers choosing to opt into the new programming. The “Best of XM” packaging is available to BMW vehicles beginning as early as 03/08 Production. BMW Model

Production Date Available

1 Series (E82/E88) 03/08 Production and Later
3 Series (E9x) 03/08 Production and Later
3 Series (E46) Currently Not Available
5 Series (E60/E61) 03/08 Production and Later
6 Series (E63/E64) 03/08 Production and Later
7 Series (E65/E66) 03/08 Production and Later
7 Series (F01/F02) Start of Production
X5 (E70) 04/08 Production and Later
X6 (E71) 04/08 Production and Later
X3 (E83) Currently Not Available
Z4 (E85/E86) Currently Not Available
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  • Lee

    Hmmm… seems kinda crappy that they would charge additional $ for that. My friend is already getting a bunch of XM channels on his Sirius receiver, and hasn’t paid a single additional dollar.

    I wish they’d just merge them completely already and get it over with. I always though XM was much better anyways…

  • bsd107

    I totally agree. XM programming seems better almost universally. The play-by-play sports channels were always a huge advantage of XM, and charging extra for them seems rediculous.

  • Henri

    I totally agree! Why don’t the two satellite companies complete their merger and finish with it. I recently traded in a M/B with Sirius for a Honda Crosstour with XM. The problem is that I had a plug and play set up for my other vehicle but it is still Sirius. My other car is BMW and it only offers Sirius and is VERY expensive to add to my vehicle. I prefer the installed units because they do not depend on FM broadcasts and I also feel the quality of sound is not there. Please make up your minds and offer a universal set up………….Thanks, Henri

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