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The BMW sound systems from Harman Kardon and Bowers & Wilkins.

Be it Harman Kardon or Bowers & Wilkins: With these BMW sound systems, no wish remains unfulfilled.

25 September 2023

Powerful and precise, captivating and perfectly matched: attributes that could be used to describe every vehicle from BMW M vehicle. The developers at M GmbH invest years of their time in the unique BMW M driving experience. The driving pleasure involved becomes pure enjoyment when accompanied by the right sound in perfect quality. This is available in every BMW M automobile with the Harman Kardon surround sound system and for selected vehicles with the tailor-made Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System. With a high level of expertise and technical sophistication, the two specialists develop perfectly matched audio systems for high-end sound. For an acoustic experience that will make every journey unique.

A matter of dynamics.

HARMAN KARDON SOUND SYSTEM.

BMW XM with Harman Kardon sound system.BMW XM with Harman Kardon sound system.

Dynamic, powerful, simply overwhelming. For more than 30 years, designers and acousticians from Harman Kardon have been working with BMW M with the aim of filling the interior of every model with a detailed, balanced sound – sound that will enthral the car’s occupants. And thanks to Logic 7 from Harman Kardon it doesn’t matter where you sit. The music is converted in such a way that the full sound reaches every corner – including the back seats.

Illustration showing how the Logic 7 distributes the sound throughout the vehicle.Illustration showing how the Logic 7 distributes the sound throughout the vehicle.

HARMAN KARDON FOR EVERY BMW M MODEL.

THE M2

BMW M2 CoupéBMW M2 Coupé

464 watts
16 speakers

  • 7x 25mm aluminium dome tweeters
  • 2x 217mm woofers
  • 7x 100mm midrange speakers
  • 1x 464-watt amplifier

THE M3

BMW M3 LimousineBMW M3 Limousine

464 watts
16 speakers

  • 7x 25mm aluminium dome tweeters
  • 2x 217mm woofers
  • 7x 100mm midrange speakers
  • 1x 464-watt amplifier

THE M4

BMW M4 Coupé.BMW M4 Coupé.

600 watts
16 speakers

  • 7x 25mm aluminium dome tweeters
  • 2x 217mm woofers
  • 7x 100mm midrange speakers
  • 1x 600-watt amplifier

THE M8

BMW M8 Coupé.BMW M8 Coupé.

464 watts
16 speakers
Fitted as standard

  • 7x 25mm aluminium dome tweeters
  • 2x 217mm woofers
  • 7x 100mm midrange speakers
  • 1x 464-watt amplifier

THE X3 M

BMW X3 M.BMW X3 M.

464 watts
16 speakers

  • 7x 25mm aluminium dome tweeters
  • 2x 217mm woofers
  • 7x 100mm midrange speakers
  • 1x 464-watt amplifier

THE X4 M

BMW X4 M Competition.BMW X4 M Competition.

464 watts
16 speakers

  • 7x 25mm aluminium dome tweeters
  • 2x 217mm woofers
  • 7x 100mm midrange speakers
  • 1x 464-watt amplifier

THE X5 M

BMW X5 M.BMW X5 M.

464 watts
16 speakers
Fitted as standard

  • 7x 25mm aluminium dome tweeters
  • 2x 217mm woofers
  • 7x 100mm midrange speakers
  • 1x 464-watt amplifier

THE X6 M

BMW X6 M.BMW X6 M.

464 watts
16 speakers
Fitted as standard

  • 7x 25mm aluminium dome tweeters
  • 2x 217mm woofers
  • 7x 100mm midrange speakers
  • 1x 464-watt amplifier

THE X7 M60i

BMW X7 M60i.BMW X7 M60i.

464 watts
16 speakers
Fitted as standard

  • 7x 25mm aluminium dome tweeters
  • 2x 217mm woofers
  • 7x 100mm midrange speakers
  • 1x 464-watt amplifier

THE XM

BMW XM.BMW XM.

464 watts
16 speakers

  • 7x 25mm aluminium dome tweeters
  • 2x 217mm woofers
  • 7x 100mm midrange speakers
  • 1x 464-watt amplifier

THE i4 M50

BMW i4 M50.BMW i4 M50.

535 watts
17 speakers

  • 7x 25mm aluminium dome tweeters
  • 2x 160mm woofers
  • 7x 100mm midrange speakers
  • 1x 217mm subwoofer
  • 1x 535-watt amplifier

THE i5 M60

BMW i5 M60.BMW i5 M60.

205 watts
12 speakers

  • 5x 19mm dome tweeters
  • 2x 217mm woofers
  • 5x 100mm midrange speakers
  • 1x 205-watt amplifier

THE iX M60

BMW iX M60.BMW iX M60.

655 watts
18 speakers

  • 5x 25mm aluminium dome tweeters
  • 4 x 60mm headrest speakers
  • 2x 217mm woofers
  • 5x 100mm midrange speakers
  • 2x 217mm subwoofer
  • 1x 655-watt amplifier
State-of-the-art technology for maximum performance.

BOWERS & WILKINS DIAMOND SURROUND SOUND SYSTEM.

DIAMOND.

Diamond tweeter domes from Bowers & WilkinsDiamond tweeter domes from Bowers & Wilkins
Hi-tech speakers in production: The diamond tweeter domes from Bowers & Wilkins.

Why Diamond? Diamond is by far the toughest material you can work with. In the form of thin domes, it remains rigid for perfect recreations of high frequencies with minimal distortion.

Developed under lab conditions, the diamond dome tweeters are fitted in the top range studio speakers from Bowers & Wilkins – and in BMW 5, 6, 7, 8, X5, X6 ,X7, i5 i7, iX as well as M models M5, M6, M8, X5 M, X6 M and XM. The Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System is fitted as standard in BMW 7 Series automobiles.

NAUTILUS.

Nautilus by Bowers & Wilkins.Nautilus by Bowers & Wilkins.
Inspired by Nautilus: spiralling diffusion channels for perfect sound.

A milestone in the high-performance field: Nautilus speakers from Bowers & Wilkins are international design icons and to this day ground-breaking for the audio industry. Inspired by this innovation, the spiralling diffusion channels soak up the reflected sound from the back of each tweeter, thereby the resonance is kept to a minimum – for a powerful sound experience in your BMW M.

PERFECT TUNING.

The positioning of the individual speakers of the Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System in a BMW M.The positioning of the individual speakers of the Bowers & Wilkins Diamond Surround Sound System in a BMW M.

BEST SOUND FOR YOUR BMW M.

BMW M2 Coupé:
CO2 emissions combined in g/km 231-226 [223-218] (WLTP)
Fuel consumption combined in l/100km 10.2-10.0 [9.9-9.6] (WLTP)
BMW M3 Sedan:
CO2 emissions combined in g/km 231–227 (WLTP)
Fuel consumption combined in l/100 km 10.1–10.0 (WLTP)
BMW M4 Competition Coupé:
CO2 emissions combined in g/km 223–219 (WLTP)
Fuel consumption combined in l/100 km 9.9–9.7 (WLTP)
BMW M8 Competition Coupé:
CO2 emissions combined in g/km 260–251 (WLTP)
Fuel consumption combined in l/100 km 11.4–11.0 (WLTP)
BMW X3 M Competition:
CO2 emissions combined in g/km 250–241 (WLTP)
Fuel consumption combined in l/100 km 11.0–10.6 (WLTP)
BMW X4 M Competition:
CO2 emissions combined in g/km 247–238 (WLTP)
Fuel consumption combined in l/100 km 10.8–10.5 (WLTP)
BMW X5 M Competition:
CO2 emissions combined in g/km 295-291 (WLTP)
Fuel consumption combined in l/100 km 13.1-12.9 (WLTP)
BMW X6 M Competition:
CO2 emissions combined in g/km 292–288 (WLTP)
Fuel consumption combined in l/100 km 12.9–12.7 (WLTP)
BMW XM:
CO2 emissions combined in g/km 43–35 (WLTP)
Fuel consumption combined in l/100 km 1.9–1.5 (WLTP)
Energy consumption combined in kWh/100 km 33.6–32.5 (WLTP)
Electric range in km 76–83 (WLTP)
BMW i4 M50:
CO2 emissions combined in g/km 0 (WLTP)
Energy consumption combined in kWh/100 km 22.5–18.0 (WLTP)
Electric range in km 415–520 (WLTP)
BMW i7 M70 xDrive:
CO2 emissions combined in g/km 0 (WLTP)
Energy consumption combined in kWh/100 km 23.7-20.8 (WLTP)
Electric range in km 490-559 (WLTP)
BMW iX M60:
CO2 emissions in g/km 0 (WLTP)
Energy consumption combined in kWh/100 km 21.2–19.5 (WLTP)
Electric range in km 501–564 (WLTP)
BMW X7 M60i xDrive:
CO2 emissions combined in g/km 292–273 (WLTP)
Fuel consumption combined in l/100 km 12.9–12.1 (WLTP)

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