In an unrivaled move today BMW UK announced that all models across their entire range will be fitted with satellite navigation as standard from September 2015.

This will mean that all models will get as standard the 6.5 inch high definition screen navigation system, in addition to this if you want to upgrade to the professional version of the price will now be reduced across the model range.

The press release from BMW:

BMW UK is pleased to announce that from September 2015, BMW Navigation will be included as standard equipment across the range. From July onwards, the BMW 2 Series Convertible and 2 Series Active Tourer will receive navigation as a standard feature. In addition to this, the BMW Z4 range will receive BMW Professional Navigation also from July production onwards. In September going forwards the BMW 1 Series range and 2 Series Coupé will include navigation as standard.

These broad sweeping enhancements to the already high specification of BMW cars will mean that every BMW offered for sale in the UK will come with navigation as standard by the end of 2015.

Full BMW UK press release.

2015 BMW 1-Series 

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Personally this makes the 1 series an even more attractive buy than any of it’s other rivals by the simple fact that you are getting more for your money. Mercedes A-Class with no navigation or a 1-Series, a fairly simple choice for this car reviewer.




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