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“Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Featuring new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on exciting journeys and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design, cars and more.

Subscribe to the BMW podcast series to find out about bathtubs in self driving cars, what a Beamer is, or why BMW designers are playing with clay. And in case you’ve been wondering if it’s legal to polish your BMW in your underwear – we have an episode that answers that as well.

All this and more in “Changing Lanes”, the official podcast of BMW. Hosted by Sara and Jonathan and featuring exciting guests - we are always authentic, but not always completely serious.

And in case you’re wondering: yes, it’s legal to wash your BMW with your underwear – just not in San Francisco.

Do you have any feedback or suggestions how to improve the podcast? We are excited to receive your feedback via changinglanes@bmw.com.



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Tires and wheels: we here at the BMW podcast feel they’re underappreciated und underrated. But when it comes to performance and security, few parts of your car can make such a big difference. Which is why we want to dedicate this episode of “Changing Lanes” to your car’s tires, and dive into all the relevant topics and the most asked questions surrounding wheels. For example: the difference between summer tires and winter tires, and why you should switch tires and when. Hydroplaning and how to avoid it. The right tread depth… And so much more!We can promise you one thing: after listening to this episode you’ll never underappreciate your tires again! 2:10 Do I need winter tires? 5:25 When should I change tires? 6:30 When do I need new tires? 10:03 What types of tires are there? 14:18 What is the correct air pressure? 16:41 What is a tread pattern? 17:33 What’s the correct way to store tires? 18:30 What does tire balancing actually mean? 19:34 What is hydroplaning and what can I do about it? And if you want to read more about tires and wheels, go to BMW.com: https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/wheels-and-tires.html “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.
Every petrolhead knows the three stripes and the logo of BMW M. But few know the meaning and origin of the BMW M colors and the iconic logo with the slanted M. Reason enough for our podcast hosts Jonathan and Sara to dive into BMW history, talk to the BMW Group Classic Archive, and find out for our listeners. Click play to learn who created the famous trademarks, find out if they really originated in motorsports, and hear the curious story behind the color red in the BMW M logo!If you want to read and see more about BMW M history, go to BMW.com: https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/bmw-m-logo-and-colors.html And if you‘re wondering what “BMW” actually stands for, make sure to give episode #010 a listen as well. “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.
Just a marketing buzzword, or a real chance for companies like BMW? To find out, we invited two guests to our podcast to discuss sustainability: Daniela Bohlinger from BMW, and Michael Held from Steelcase, one of the world's largest and most innovative furniture companies. Both are working towards more sustainability, especially in terms of design and materials used for products. Tune into this exciting episode, in which our podcast host Sara found out how sustainability and design are connected, what the dark side of the moon for products means, why sustainability is more than just not polluting the environment, and what office chairs and the seats in your BMW have in common. Oh, and if you were wondering what Dilbert comic strips and the reality of office space design have to do with each other... well, just hit play! 00:50 Introduction of guests 04:45 Definition of sustainability 05:35 Hype or good business 07:22 Circular economy 09:45 Sustainability in the BMW i3 11:43 Bonding of materials as a challenge 16:58 The right material choice and the right price 19:10 Appeal of recycled products for the customer 23:47 Floor mats as an exemplary challenge in sustainable design 27:10 Making sustainability visible in the BMW i3 and in general 33:58 Acceptance of beauty marks and imperfections in materials 39:52 Word association: sustainability heroes 44:07 Word association: sustainability setback45:47 Word association: sustainability goal 48:43 Upcoming projects 53:05 Implementing sustainability in companies through design 55:52 The future of sustainable product design If you want to read more about sustainability at BMW, go to: https://www.bmwgroup.com/en/responsibility/sustainability-at-the-bmw-group.html And if you are interested about sustainability at Steelcase: https://www.steelcase.com/discover/steelcase/sustainability/
The BMW Isetta is an icon of automotive and BMW history — even if it’s not your typical BMW. Join us in this episode to discover the history of the Isetta: Where its name comes from. How the iconic bubble car is related to a refrigerator. What this small vintage car has to do with escaping East Germany and so much more. Our podcast hosts Sara and Jonathan did some research and dove into the depths of the BMW Group Classic archive. Listen to this episode of “Changing Lanes” to find the answers and hear what they found out, in our fascinating history of this classic BMW. If you want to read more about Isetta history, go to BMW.com: https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/history-BMW-isetta.htmlAnd if you’re looking for advice on how to buy a BMW Isetta click here: https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/bmw-isetta-for-sale-tips.html “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.
When a new prototype BMW heads onto the road for testing (or any brand’s test mules for that matter) it’s usually covered in a dazzle camouflage. Most likely anybody that has seen the dazzle camouflage in spy shots or in real life has wondered why it looks the way it does. Well in this episode of “Changing Lanes”, Sara and Jonathan explain why the patterns look the way they do, where they have their surprising origins, and also explain the term “Erlkönig”, used in Germany to describe covered test mules. And if you want to read and see more about prototype camouflage and “Erlkönig” cars, go to BMW.com: https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/prototype-cars.html  “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.
Lots of experts are sure that hydrogen fuel cell cars are the future, and that it won’t be long before hydrogen-powered cars will be all the rage. In this episode, Sara and Jonathan are here to make sure that once everybody is fuel cell vehicles, you’ll be ready to join the discussion. Our hosts explain how a hydrogen engine works, dive into the pros and cons of fuel cell technology, and also take a look into the future of hydrogen engines. All this and more in this episode of “Changing Lanes” - so hit play to become a hydrogen car expert. If you want to learn more about the different types of electric cars, make sure to also listen to episode #014 of our podcast, in which we explain the differences between plug-in hybrid, mild hybrid, fully electric cars, and so on. And if you want to read more about hydrogen fuel cell cars, go to BMW.com: https://www.bmw.com/en/innovation/how-hydrogen-fuel-cell-cars-work.html  “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.
Everyone has a favorite place – a place for hygge and coziness. For our hosts Sara and Jonathan it’s of course the recording booth in which they recorded this BMW Podcast episode of “Changing Lanes”. For everyone else it’s the couch at home, a café, or for some even the cockpit of their BMW. But we wanted to find out what makes these spots our favorite places, what makes them hygge and comfortable. Is it design? Feng-shui? Come with us on a sensory search for clues about the magic of feel-good locations. And if you want to read more about hygge and favorite places, go to BMW.com:  https://www.bmw.com/en/design/favorite-place-hygge.html “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.
We set out to find the best BMW engine of all time. In this episode of “Changing Lanes”, the official podcast of BMW, we’re about to end the eternal debate among petrolheads and BMW fans, and finally declare the greatest BMW engine of all time. Well, not really, as it’s nearly impossible to pick an engine from over 100 years of engine history at BMW. V12, V8 or straight-six; turbo or naturally aspirated; petrol or diesel engine... the options are seemingly endless. And what about electric engines and hybrids?So instead of settling on one engine, we’ve come up with a highly subjective list of 12 engine milestones. Think we missed one of the greatest BMW engines? Let us know via changinglanes@bmw.com. And if you want to read more about BMW engines, go to BMW.com: https://www.bmw.com/en/innovation/outstanding-bmw-engine-models.html 2:52 min - Inline 6-cylinder BMW Illa aircraft engine (1917) 5:30 min - 2-cylinder boxer engine in the BMW R 5 motorcycle (1936) 6:32 min - Inline 6-cylinder engine in the BMW 328 (1936) 7:45 min - V8-cylinder engine in the BMW 502 (1954) 9:30 min - 4-cylinder turbo engine in the BMW 2002 Turbo (E20) (1973) 11:15 min - Inline 6-cylinder engine in the BMW 3.0 CSL racing coupe (E9) (1974) 13:01 min - 4-cylinder turbo engine in the BMW Formula 1 racing car (1983) 14:47 min - 6-cylinder diesel engine in the BMW 524td (E28) (1983) 15:59 min - V12-cylinder engine in the BMW 750i (E32) (1987) 17:23 min - V10-cylinder engine in the BMW M5 (E60) (2004) 18:34 min - Electric engine in the BMW i3 (I01) (2013) 19:47 min - Hybrid 3-cylinder engine and electric engine in the BMW i8 (I12) (2014) “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.
In this BMW podcast episode we explain the differences between Plug-in hybrid, mild hybrid, fully electric cars and many more. We know it’s difficult to keep track of all the technologies when it comes to e-mobility. That’s why we use this episode of “Changing Lanes” to explain what kinds of EVs exist, from PHEV all the way to fuel cell vehicles. So get ready to learn the main differences in charging, engine configuration and daily usage – so if you want to be up to date on how electric cars work, listen to our BMW podcast episode.And if you want to read more about the different types of hybrid cars and types of electric cars, go to BMW.com: https://www.bmw.com/en/innovation/Plug-in-hybrid-and-other-kinds-of-electric-cars.html“Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.
Few car models have such a long and rich history as the iconic BMW 3 Series: spanning 7 generations and going all the way back to 1975, when the first one hit the market as a sedan and convertible. Many variants and developments were to follow through the years, the legendary E30, the game-changing E36… But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Hit play and listen to Sara and Jonathan recount the history of the BMW 3 Series generations in this episode of “Changing Lanes”! In case you want to jump directly to your favorite 3 Series generation:  1st generation (E21) - 1:23 2nd generation (E30) - 3:43 3rd generation (E36) - 5:53 4th generation (E46) - 8:01 5th generation (E90) - 9:47 6th generation (F30) - 10:55 7th generation (G20) - 13:10 And if you want to see and read more about the different BMW 3 Series generations, go to BMW.com: https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/bmw-3-series-generations.html  “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.
Everybody that’s driven long distances in a car has wondered how to stay awake while driving – so Sara and Jonathan are here to help and give some answers in this podcast episode. Falling asleep or even drowsy driving are real dangers, so pay close attention as they explain what really works, what’s just a short-term solution, or even a myth. Get ready for tips and advice that should help you stay awake and alert behind the wheel! And if you want to read advice on how to stay awake behind the wheel, go to BMW.com: https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/how-to-stay-awake-while-driving.html “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.
Wondering about what the future of urban mobility looks like has come to an end. For this podcast episode, Sara and Jonathan did some research on mobility trends and exciting developments specifically in urban mobility. The result: a fascinating overview of 5 interesting trends featuring e-vehicles, mobility on demand, autonomous driving, and more. Sounds good? Click play and get ready to charge into the future! And if you also want to read more about future trends in mobility, go to BMW.com: https://www.bmw.com/en/innovation/5-trends-of-urban-mobility.html  “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.
The BMW name is strongly associated with driving pleasure. “Bimmer,” “beamer” and “beemer” are all common nicknames for BMW vehicles.In this podcast episode, Sara and Jonathan dive into the BMW brand’s long history to find out what BMW actually stands for and explain the meaning behind the acronym. And while they’re at it, they also explain the meaning and history of the BMW nicknames. Bimmer, Beamer, Beemer... you’re about to find out their origins and meanings. If you want to read more about the BMW name and its origin, go to BMW.com: https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/BMW-name-meaning-and-history.html And if you want to read more about the nicknames, follow this link: https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/bimmer-beamer-nickname-origin.html “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.
Peter is a professional wingsuit pilot, base jumper and stuntman - and our guest in this live podcast, presented by the BMW podcast “Changing Lanes”. From jumping on mattresses off his parents’ balcony, to turning pro: Jonathan talks to Peter Salzmann about what led him to take to the sky, what people always get wrong about wingsuit flying, where maths and physics come into play, and how he stays in shape while not being able to fly, due to the lockdown in his native Austria. The Creators Talk is a special format we created to offer some optimism, distraction, and entertainment. “Creators of a different beat” is a call to all pioneers to inspire others and share our optimism for the future - stay tuned for more episodes to follow! If you want to know more about Peter Salzmann: Peter’s website: https:///www.petersalzmann.at/en/  Peter’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/petersalzmann.at  “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.
Sinah Diepold is a yoga teacher, author, model, and all around shining spirit - and our guest in this live podcast, presented by “Changing Lanes”, the BMW podcast.  Sinah’s way to becoming a yoga expert wasn’t always straightforward, but sometimes things happen in life and turn out right. Jonathan talked to her about her life, her career and what we can all do to keep our balance in these difficult times. The Creators Talk is a special format we created to offer some optimism, distraction and entertainment. “Creators of a different beat” is a call to all pioneers to inspire others and share our optimism for the future - stay tuned for more episodes to follow! If you want to know more about Sinah Diepold: Sinah’s website: https://www.sinahdiepold.de/ Sinah’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sinahdiepold/ “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.
Tim Schou is our guest in this live podcast, originally shown live on YouTube and Facebook. Tim is a successful singer-songwriter from Denmark but his lifestyle is far from standard for music stars. He has given up on some of the comforts of a normal life for the sake of his music. He is usually on the move while crashing on people’s couches and even a mall has been the solution at times. Jonathan talked to him about his lifestyle, his music and how to stay optimistic in these difficult times. The Creators Talk is a special format we created to offer some optimism, distraction and entertainment. “Creators of a different beat” is a call to all pioneers to inspire others and share our optimism for the future - stay tuned for more episodes to follow! “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.
Alex Zanardi is our guest in our first ever live podcast, originally shown live on YouTube and Facebook. Alex is a race winner, CART Champion, F1 driver, Olympic Gold Winner, World Champion in Para-Cycling – and he is still adding to that list! Jonathan talked to him about motivation, race wins and how to stay active in these difficult times. The Creators Talk is a special format we created to offer some optimism, distraction and entertainment. “Creators of a different beat” is a call to all pioneers to inspire others and share our optimism for the future - stay tuned for more episodes to follow! “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.
Almost everybody has a bucket list with things they want to do at least once in their lives. But most are rather tame: learn a new language, plant a tree… Too little adrenaline for true petrolheads. That’s why Sara and Jonathan came up with their own (highly subjective) bucket list for all car fans and petrolheads out there. Check it out in this podcast episode! And if you want to read more about our bucket list, go to BMW.com: https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/bucket-list-for-car-enthusiasts.html Do you like what you just heard? Do you have any suggestions how to improve the podcast? We are excited to receive your feedback via changinglanes@bmw.com. “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.
On this episode Jonathan sat down with two autonomous driving experts: Professor Nico Larco from the University of Oregon, and Armin Gräter from the BMW Autonomous Driving Campus. We discussed common misconceptions, opportunities, a look into the future, 100-year old grandmothers, and many more exciting aspects of self-driving cars. And if you'd like to learn more about the five stages of the development of autonomous driving and cars, make sure to give Chaning Lanes episode #002 a listen or read our BMW.com article on the topic: https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/autonomous-driving.html More about Nico and the Urbanism Next Center: https://www.urbanismnext.org/team/nico-larco More about the BMW Autonomous Driving Campus: https://www.bmwgroup.com/en/innovation/technologies-and-mobility/autonomes-fahren/campus.html Do you like what you just heard? Do you have any suggestions how to improve the podcast? We are excited to receive your feedback via changinglanes@bmw.com. “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.
Few things are as top secret as a car’s new design. But Sara and Jonathan got the exclusive chance to look behind the scenes of how a new car is designed, talk to one of the designers, and now present to you the 7 stages of the design process at BMW. So get ready to find out what tape and clay have to do with why a car looks the way it does! And if you want to read more about the design process of the BMW X5, go to BMW.com: https://www.bmw.com/en/design/car-design-in-7-steps.html Do you like what you just heard? Do you have any suggestions how to improve the podcast? We are excited to receive your feedback via changinglanes@bmw.com. “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.
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