BMW has performed extremely well once again in the latest readers’ polls conducted by German magazines “CHIP” and “auto, motor und sport” with a series of top placings. The infotainment and connectivity technology available in current BMW models earned the brand victory in four out of the eleven categories in the 2017 Car Connectivity Award jointly organized by the two magazines. These included the title of Connected Car of the Year for the new BMW 5 Series.

The BMW 2 Series Coupe and the BMW 4 Series Coupe/BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe were ranked highest in the 2017 Autonis design contest run by “auto, motor und sport”.

The new BMW 5 Series came out top in the Connected Car category of the 2017 Car Connectivity Award after scooping 35.4 per cent of the votes. Innovations such as the digital parking space search service On-Street Parking Information, the Remote 3D View function and hazard warnings using car-to-car communication were all introduced in the new 5 Series.

Infotainment and connectivity technologies from BMW picked up three more of the titles included in the fourth edition of the Car Connectivity Award. The readers of “CHIP” and “auto, motor und sport” identified the BMW Navigation system Professional (40.9 per cent of the votes) as their favorite.

The WiFi hotspot, which offers a high-speed internet connection for up to ten mobile devices, won the Entertainment/Multimedia category, with 28.0 per cent of the votes. Finally, a BMW system also prevailed in the Control Concepts/Displays category. The Control Display with touchscreen capability got the thumbs up from 23.7 per cent of readers.


BMW also excelled in the readers’ poll to find the most attractive new automotive designs, with wins in two classes. This was the 17th time that “auto, motor und sport” had staged this automotive beauty contest, and this time it asked its readership to choose the Autonis winners from 88 current models spanning eleven vehicle classes. In the compact class, the BMW 2 Series Coupe scored the highest number of votes.

The Autonis trophy for the most attractive design in the mid-size class, meanwhile, was shared by the BMW 4 Series Coupe and BMW 4 Series Gran Coupe.