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|