Driver Profiles allow drivers to save and call up individual settings in the vehicle – from the height of the seat, the preferred driving programme to their favourite radio station.
BMW drivers can configure many of the driving, comfort and infotainment functions in their vehicle to suit their preferences. When the driver leaves the vehicle, the individual settings of the relevant control units are automatically saved in a profile file and assigned to the radio control key that was used. These settings are activated as soon as this key is used again. Three radio control keys can thus store three drivers’ profiles. This is a good idea when several people drive the same BMW, e.g. if it’s used as a company car. Alternatively, if only one remote control key is used, the different drivers’ profiles can also be accessed from the on-board computer via the Control Display (under Settings > Profiles). The profile can then be renamed, deleted or exported so it can be used in another BMW. This is done using a USB memory stick via the USB interface or by first saving the profile on the BMW Online Portal and then accessing it from there.
Driver Profiles are a part of BMW ConnectedDrive, the intelligent linking of driver, vehicle and the outside world. They can be used to combine a wide range of settings: for radio stations, hi-fi system, navigation, functional bookmarks, seat, mirror, steering column, camera, light, central locking, Head-Up Display, air conditioning, language, Driver Assistance systems and driving dynamics. There are four profiles available for each vehicle.