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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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Few things are better than a beautiful road and a perfectly matched car to enjoy it. And even though convertible season is over in most parts of the world, it’s never the wrong time to get dreaming about the next great vacation drive. And possibly book a flight and rent a convertible.So join us in this episode of Changing Lanes, the official podcast of BMW, for a quick trip to Australia, Italy, and many places more, in which we give you 8 ideas for epic road trips. Oh and they aren’t convertible-only, so if you prefer a roof over your head or you’re a motorbike enthusiast, that’s fine for us as well.1:34 Great Ocean Road in Australia3:25 Transfăgărășan in Romania4:19 Atlantic Road in Norway5:24 Jebel Hafeet in Abu Dhabi6:35 Milford Road in New Zealand7:25 Overseas Highway in the USA9:09 Stelvio Pass in Italy10:39 Chapmans Peak Drive in South AfricaAnd if you want to read more about these convertible road trip ideas, go to BMW.com: https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/the-best-convertible-car-road-trips.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.
Why do you actually need lane guidance assist? How does a hill start assistant work? And what exactly does a driving assistance system mean for the driver? Sara and Jonathan answer these and other questions in this episode of Changing Lanes, the official podcast of BMW. Press play now if you want to learn more about the systems that make every car journey easier.05:00 Hill start assist06:00 Road sign recognition07:05 Emergency brake assist07:50 Steering and lane guidance assist 09:12 Cruise control10:25 Distance control11:35 Lane change warning13:45 Park assistAnd if you want to read more about driver assistance systems, go to BMW.com: https://www.bmw.com/en/innovation/the-main-driver-assistance-systems.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.
City trips can be exhausting. Especially if you’ve been walking all day through London, Paris and co.But you can explore some of the most beautiful sights of a city without aching feet - thanks to urban kayaking. In this episode of Changing Lanes, the official podcast from BMW, you can find out why you should fit a kayak roof rack for your next vacation, and which water routes are the most beautiful.02:58 Skyscrapers in Tokyo 04:00 Paddling in Copenhagen05:22 From downtown to the Chicago Lakefront06:27 Breathtaking views in Cork, Ireland07:48 Canals in Venice, ItalyAnd if you want to read more about urban kayaking, go to BMW.com: https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/urban-kayaking-with-kayak-car-rack.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.
Innovation, inspiration, intelligence - BMW i can mean many things. But it's not just the latest technology, it's also sophisticated design. In this episode of Changing Lanes, the official BMW podcast, we talk to the creative mind behind the BMW iX: designer Kai Langer. Learn what the typical working day of a designer looks like, what change means to him, what his grandmother dancing to Elvis has to do with change and how he deals with negative feedback. 02:30 A day in life of Kai Langer08:50 Reasons not to change13:05 Dealing with change17:30 Rapid fire questions20:30 Change in design at BMW i series29:20 Inspiration for the iX“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.
Christmas Eve is just around the corner. The presents are bought and the cookies are baked. Whether Santa Claus, Sinterklaas or Father Frost - the man with the white beard is represented in many cultures. We have looked into less common Christmas traditions and prepared a quiz with curious facts for you. Guess some unusual, spooky and festive traditions from all over the world with us, in this Christmas episode of "Changing Lanes", the official podcast of BMW. 01:55 Santa’s dark side in Germany 03:47 Christmas decorations in Russia 05:30 Party in Mexico 07:02 Catalan caganer in Spain 09:30 Highwaymen of Scotland11:16 Christmas pickle in the USA13:20 Carollers in Brazil 15:35 The Swedish Gävlebocken18:50 Flight attendants in Japan 20:00 The sons of mountain trolls in Iceland“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.
At 200 km/h, the BMW races across the road, closely followed by its competitors, and then takes the bend. The overwhelming skyscrapers and the glittering lights of Hong Kong pass him by. Besides the Central Harbourfront Circuit in Hong Kong, there are numerous exciting race tracks in the middle of the city. Monaco, Singapore, Macau… need we say more? In this episode of Changing Lanes, the official podcast of BMW, we tell you about six spectacular tracks around the world. 00:50 Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore02:00 Circuit de Monaco03:35 Brooklyn Street Circuit in the USA04:40 Guia Circuit in Macau05:35 Baku City Circuit in Azerbaijan06:32 Central Harbourfront Circuit in Hong KongAnd if you want to read more about city race tracks, go to BMW.com: https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/street-circuits-motorsport-racing.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.
They’re colorful, extravagant, and unique. No BMW Art Car is like any other. Not because they differ in age and model shape, but because they’re painted from the hood to the rear. But why did artists like Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol stage BMW models as works of art in the first place? In this episode of "Changing Lanes", the official BMW podcast, we look back on 45 years of art history at BMW. Press play to learn all the facts about these colorful legends. 03:11: Alexander Calder and the 3.0 CSL04:29: Frank Stella, Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol06:43: Ernst Fuchs and the BMW 635 CS107:55: Robert Rauschenberg’s photographic techniques08:45 A.R. Penck and the BMW Z110:00 Esther Mahlangu, the first woman in Art Car series11:39: Jenny Holzer and her critical statements13:00: Olafur Eliasson’s ice cocoon 14:35: The augmented reality creation of Cao Fei  And if you want to read more about BMW Art Cars, go to BMW.com: https://www.bmw.com/en/design/history-of-the-bmw-art-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.
Imagine you come back from shopping, pull out your iPhone, and your car opens. No more searching for your car keys. You start your car easily via app. What sounds like a dream of the future is already a reality: the new cooperation between Apple and BMW is making life easier for many BMW drivers. In this short episode of "Changing Lanes", the official podcast of BMW, you can learn how to share your BMW Digital Key with up to five friends, open your car with your Apple Watch, and find out about the security of the digital car key. 01:17 How the digital car key works03:15 Share it with your friends 04:40 Safety and SecurityAnd if you want to read more about the collaboration between Apple and BMW, go to BMW.com: https://www.bmw.com/en/innovation/bmw-digital-key-iphone-as-secure-bmw-car-key.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.
It’s a pioneer, an icon, a design highlight, and a milestone in the history of electric mobility:it’s the BMW i8! Before its first launch, it even enjoyed a legendary reputation as the firstever hybrid sports car. Now its production is over, and we’re giving some insights into thehistory and development of this innovation. In this episode of "Changing Lanes", theofficial podcast from BMW, we take a look back at a masterpiece that combined uniquetechnology, resource efficiency, and sheer driving pleasure. Join us to hear all about thisclassic of the future!01:30 Technical highlights 04:36 Materials05:11 Driver safetyAnd if you want to read about the BMW i8, go to BMW.com:https://www.bmw.com/en/innovation/bmw-i8-as-future-classic.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.
He stands high up on a peak, spreads his arms, and jumps. This sounds life-threatening atfirst, but actually it’s a popular sport for adrenaline junkies: flying through the air in awingsuit. But for Peter Salzmann, a pioneer in base jumps and parachute jumps, that's notenough. He was looking for a new challenge, and got into conversation with BMW i.Together, they turned a risky idea into a stunt which had never been attempted before.In this special episode of "Changing Lanes", the official podcast of BMW, learn how theteam uses impeller technology, and what it has to do with electric cars.00:49 Intro Peter Salzmann01:37 Intro Tobias Hoffritz08:15 Safety and risks11:51 A reason to change16:50 Partnership with BMW i24:00 Wingsuits and electric vehiclesAnd if you want to read more about wingsuits, go to BMW.com:https://www.bmw.com/en/innovation/peter-salzmann-electrified-wingsuit.htmlandThe Electrified Wingsuit - the stunt: https://www.bmw.com/en/events/nextgen/electrified-wingsuit.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.
How many e-cars does China sell in a month? Where does lithium for batteries actually come from? In which country are there the most charging stations per capita? And what does Albania have to do with e-mobility? Sara and Jonathan answer these and many other questions, in this episode of "Changing Lanes", the official podcast of BMW. Press play to find out all the facts worth knowing about electromobility. 01:30 China: the world’s largest electric car market03:00 Future of mobility in Norway04:02 Albania: the world’s greenest future05:30 Public charging stations in the Netherlands06:39 The United Kingdom gives BEVs priority08:30 Australia as the world’s largest lithium producer09:20 German electromobilityAnd if you want to read more about electromobility, go to BMW.com: https://www.bmw.com/en/innovation/electric-car-facts.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.
From her dream of becoming a fighter pilot to a career as a racing driver: Charlie Martin's story is impressive. But her story is more than just her career: Charlie was born as a man, but today is a courageous woman who has taken her career in motorsports into her own hands. Today, Charlie Martin is one of the few transgender women in the male-dominated domain of motorsport. In this episode of "Changing Lanes", the official podcast of BMW.com, she tells Jonathan all about her ambition to break barriers and how her transformation has also changed her career. Click “Play” for a truly inspiring conversation!02:27 Charlie’s childhood12:25 Women in motorsports26:22 Coming out34:00 Success on racetrack40:00 Le Mans“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.To find out more about Charlie, visit her website: https://www.gocharlie.co.uk/or find her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gocharliem/
The snow is glistering in the cold, you have had your first coffee in the comfort of your own home and you're all set in your car, ready to drive to work. But… it won't start; the battery has died. Missing garage check-ups, no winter tires or incorrect headlight settings can make driving in winter a real hassle. In this episode of "Changing Lanes", the official BMW pocast, we share with you 11 tips and tricks on how to "winterize" your car, so that nothing stands in the way of your romantic winter drive.02:47 Changing tires 04:05 Snow chains 04:59 Use of antifreeze 07:08 Renewing wiper blades 07:46 Cleaning the windshield 08:59 No dampness inside the car 10:43 Safeguarding the seals to avoid frost 11:36 Checking and charging the battery 13:11 Adjusting headlights 14:10 Pre-heaters in winter 15:15 Car covering And if you want to read more about , go to BMW.com: https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/checklist-winterize-your-car.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.
Transporting a dog in your car isn’t always easy. They whine, they yap, and sometimes they throw up before you've even fastened your seatbelt. Our host Jonathan is a passionate dog owner, and has had his fair share of (bad) experiences — so he and Sara came up with 7 golden rules to make driving with dogs a walk in the park. So hit play on this episode of Changing Lanes, the official podcast of BMW, to hear our 7 tips to safely and comfortably transport your dog in the car. 1:32 Starting slow and getting your dog used to the car 2:15 Marking their territory 2:45 Correctly securing your dog in the car 3:33 Locations for breaks 4:14 Letting your dog exit the car right 5:15 Feeding your dog during a roadtrip 5:48 Staying relaxed And if you want to read more about how to travel with dogs, go to BMW.com: https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/driving-with-dogs.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.
In case you’ve ever been frustrated by a carsharing experience or thought “this could have been better”, this might be for you. Or maybe you’ve never used carsharing and want to get started.We talked to frequent carsharing users and have gathered their best pieces of advice in this episode of “Changing Lanes”, the official podcast of BMW. Whether it’s planning right, gaining bonus minutes or using carsharing at the right time of the day – this episode will surely make you a better carsharer!And if you want to read more about how to become a carsharing expert, go to BMW.com: https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/carsharing.html 2:38 Discounts and bonus minutes 3:28 Refueling for bonus minutes 4:23 Business usage 4:53 Rainy days 5:46 Starting early 6:24 Using GPS right 7:47 Thinking ahead 8:33 Handing over the car 9:25 Carsharing on vacation “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.
Out in nature, but still with all the luxury you could want: that’s glamping. Glamping stands for glamorous camping, and has become a more and more popular holiday option for many travelers. Whether it be with tents, pods or treehouses, many new locations now offer the full glamping experience. In this episode of “Changing Lanes”, the official podcast of BMW, we let you know what exactly glamping is, and share our picks for the 5 top spots to start your glamping experience.And if you want to read more about glamping and luxus camping, go to BMW.com: https://www.bmw.com/de/automotive-life/glamping-und-luxus-camping.html 0:40 What glamping is3:15 Treehouses in Southern England5:35 Tents, teepees and pods in Northern England7:23 Glamping tents in Tuscany, Italy9:06 Cabins and mobile homes in Southern France10:21 Safari tents in Croatia “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.
“Sheer Driving Pleasure” and “Freude am Fahren“: the BMW slogan is one of the most famous brand slogans in the automotive world. For decades, this claim has stood for the BMW driving experience and has become famous around the globe. But we wanted to know more, like when it first appeared and if it’s true that its origins go all the way back to the mid-30s. We can’t wait to reveal what we found out in this episode of “Changing Lanes”. So hit play and get ready to become an expert in “Sheer Driving Pleasure” and “Freude am Fahren“. And if you want to read and see more about the BMW slogan, go to BMW.com: https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/the-history-of-the-bmw-slogan.html 1:16 Before the slogan 2:06 First appearance of pleasure/Freude 3:34 Focus on the BMW products 7:06 “Freude am Fahren” first appears 9:47 “Sheer driving pleasure” joins the party 10:59 “The Ultimate Driving Machine” “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.
Planning to visit a drive-in cinema? Here are some quick tips to make your experience at the movies even better. The combination of a big screen, a movie, and lots of cars in the open air has seen a real comeback in popularity. So in this episode of “Changing Lanes”, Sara and Jonathan are here to bring you five pieces of advice to make your experience at the movies even more memorable, for a guaranteed fun night out!2:18 The car4:00 Tech: sound and battery5:18 Time management7:00 Parking8:00 Popcorn and more: Adding to the experience“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.
How much do you know about the BMW kidney grille? Sure, you know that it’s an important design element, and of course you know what a kidney grille looks like, but did you know it was first introduced in 1933? The design might have changed over the decades, but almost every BMW front has featured a twin kidney grille. So in this episode of “Changing Lanes”, the official podcast of BMW, we travel through kidney grille history, featuring iconic grills like the M1, 507, and two generations of the 3 Series.And if you want to read more about the BMW kidney grille and its history, go to BMW.com: https://www.bmw.com/en/design/the-bmw-kidney-grille-through-time.html 1:20 The first ever kidney grille: BMW 303 (1933) 2:08 Evolution of the original: BMW 503 (1956) 2:55 Going horizontal: BMW 507 (1956) 4:33 Narrowing it down: BMW 1500 (1961) 5:33 Sports car and grille icon: BMW M1 (1978) 6:40 Evolutionary revolution: BMW 3 Series (E36) (1990) 8:09 21st century: BMW 3 Series (F30) (2011) 9:09 Going electric: BMW i3 (2013) 10:03 Angular outlines: BMW 8 Series and BMW Z4 (2018) 11:01 Into the present: BMW 4 Series Coupe (2020) 12:00 Future: BMW Vision iNext and BMW Vision M Next (2018 & 2019) “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.
Many people still view electric cars with skepticism. The reason being that there are lots of myths and rumors out there about electric cars: too little range, how long it takes to charge, the true costs, electric cars in winter, danger and so on. If electric cars are better for the environment or if there are even benefits of electric cars. We’ve all heard them. So in this episode of “Changing Lanes”, the official podcast of BMW, we take a closer look at the facts behind the electric car myths, and dispel some popular misconceptions. And we finally answer the question “Are electric cars fun?”. So hit play to find out. And if you want to read more about electric car myths, go to BMW.com: https://www.bmw.com/en/innovation/electric-car-myths.html 1:00 Myth No.1: Electric cars don’t have enough range 2:33 Myth No.2: How long it takes to charge 4:12 Myth No.3: Exploitation to make e-car batteries 5:26 Myth No.4: Batteries are too vulnerable 6:41 Myth No.5: E-cars aren’t better for the environment than combustion-engine vehicles 8:38 Myth No.6: Electric cars are more expensive 10:59 Myth No.7: Electric cars are dangerous 13:07 Myth No.8: Overloading the power grid 14:34 Myth No.9: Just a stop-gap solution 16:00 Myth No.10: No fun to drive “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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