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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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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.
Introducing the BMW X6 Vantablack. Vantablack is the blackest black in the world, and BMW is the first manufacturer to get to produce a Vantablack car.  In this episode of “Changing Lanes”, the official podcast of BMW, we explain how the light-absorbing paint works, why it’s not actually paint, and how it’s so effective in making surfaces non reflective. And if you’re wondering if you will be able go to your BMW dealer and order your X6 in Vantablack… We have the answer as well! So tune in and find out in this episode! And if you want to read and see more of the first ever Vantablack car, go to BMW.com: https://www.bmw.com/en/design/the-bmw-X6-vantablack-car.html 1:44 The invention of Vantablack 2:04 How Vantablack works 3:20 What Vantablack is good for 4:20 The Vantablack X6 6:04 Buying and owning a Vantablack car “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.
Your beginner and advanced guide into the world of sim racing. If you’re looking for spectacular overtakes and want to get to know the racetracks of the world without leaving the comfort of your own home… Well then simracing is the answer, and you’ve come to the right podcast to smarten up. No matter whether on PC or on Playstation, in this episode we tell you what you need to know to get started with sim racing. Or maybe you’ve been playing Gran Turismo for years and want to upgrade to a simulator like iRacing now, and are looking for the right wheel, pedals and sim rig. We’ve got you covered as well, in this episode of “Changing Lanes”, the official podcast of BMW.And if you want to read more about sim racing, go to BMW.com: https://www.bmw.com/en/performance/sim-racing-guide.html0:50 What sim racing is 4:11 The right game: iRacing, Assetto Corsa, Gran Turismo… 10:11 PC or console 11:39 Steering wheel, pedals and seat 14:23 Setup, sim rig and screen 16:04 Sim racing with VR “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 are there so few women in motorsports? To find out we talked to Beitske Visser, Dutch racing driver and BMW works driver (GT3, GT4, Formula W). We discussed Formula W,  how she got where she is, what her experience in this male-dominated sport is like, and what needs to change to empower women in racing. But our host Sara also talked with Beitske about her interest in Formula E, how she’s handling Corona, and how she once won a race with a broken back. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we enjoyed our interview! 1:14 Simracing during Corona 2:55 Being a BMW works driver  3:40 Training and fitness as a race driver  6:04 Starting off in karting 8:28 Being the only girl at the kart track 9:30 Role models growing up 10:20 Going professional 11:08 Why there are so few women in racing 12:40 Motivating more girls to try racing 14:05 Competing with men on the track 15:00 Formula W 16:58 Gender stereotypes in motorsports 19:10 Racing and winning with a broken back 21:30 Future plans and dreams of Formula E If you want to read more about Beitske and the BMW Motorsport team, go to: www.bmw-motorsport.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.
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.
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