There have been lots of moves by automobile companies to integrate streaming Web applications into the entertainment offerings of car models. Many of the early versions of the technology were focused on syncing applications with Apple’s iPhone, leaving Android users asking the question “when is it my turn?” BMW has answered that question saying the time is now. Drivers of the new 2016 BMW 7 Series, which includes the 2016 BMW 750i xDrive Four-Door Sedan, can safely access and control three new Android services – iHeartRadio, Spotify and Pandora — through their iDrive controller and screen while driving. The BMW Apps option originally launched for iOS in 2011 and is now available for Android use. So if you’re an Android user pining for connectivity, visit BMW of Peabody and take a look at some of the current 7 series models on our lot.
The 2016 BMW 750i xDrive is powered by a 4.4 liter V-8 engine that generates 445 horsepower and 480 pound-feet of torque, making this a powerful sedan for any driver. The model gets about 20 miles per gallon combined driving, 15 miles per gallon in the city and 25 miles per gallon on the highway, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The model also comes with a number of nice entertainment features, including Diversity antenna, radio data system, Wireless phone connectivity for Bluetooth, SiriusXM radio, MP3 decoder, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, CD player and internal memory capacity of 20 Gigabytes.
In order to use the apps within the vehicle, an Android user with OS 4.2 or later, only needs to download the BMW Connected app from Google Play and connect their phone over Bluetooth to the new 2016 BMW 7 Series with the BMW Apps option.