BMW M4 Competition Coupé


Episode 15: BMW M3 and M4 Explained.

The M Laptimer.Episode 15: BMW M3 and M4 Explained.

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Learn more about the new onboard BMW M Laptimer.

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The epitome of racing feeling in everyday traffic starts a new round. 35 years after the debut of the first BMW M3, BMW M GmbH presents the latest generation of its high-performance automobiles in the premium mid-size segment. Time to introduce the two new vehicles. In the #M3M4explained series, the developers have the floor.

Perfect timing! Among other things, Andy deals with the question: How can a drive be documented and followed up as comprehensively as possible? The BMW M developer is responsible for the new BMW M Laptimer. In the video, he introduces the app and demonstrates its strengths.

BMW M3 Sedan:
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 9.9-10.2 (WLTP)
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 226-231 (WLTP)

BMW M4 Competition Coupé:
Fuel consumption in l/100 km (combined): 9.6-9.8 (WLTP)
CO2 emissions in g/km (combined): 219-224 (WLTP)

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BMW M3 M4 Explained


Does the laptimer app come standard with the new M3/M4?


Yes, the M Laptimer istelf comes standard with M3/4 if equipped with Live Cockpit Professional and Connected Package Professional. The Special Features like the Instrument Cluster Widget, the Head-Up-Display Pop-Up and also the M Drift Recording is part of the M Drive Professional option.

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To use the M Laptimer one part on car side and one part on the device are needed.

Is the M Laptimer a function of the car?

No, there is one part on car side and one part on the device… you need both to use M Laptimer with OS7 cars.

Will my 2020 118i also get the Laptimer?

If you have Live Cockpit Professional (6U3) and Connected Package Professional (6C3/4), yes.

Are the racetracks pre-installed?

You can use the M Laptimer App on any Circuit you like and it will automatically change to lapview after the first driven lap. Just start recording exactly at the desired Start/Finish-line.

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M Laptimer App

The M Laptimer App can be used on any racetrack.

Is the BMW Driver Recorder included in the M Drive Professional option?

The BMW Driver Recorder is a separate option.

Can I use this App also for mountain roads?

The M Laptimer can also be used for scenic drives.

Can you use the front camera of the car for the video function?

No, we use the iPhone's camera to have more adjustability for the videos and we do not have to transmit a video stream from car to your CE Device.

Is the app available in countries where ConnectedDrive services are not available?

No, you will need Connected Package Professional (6C3/4) in order to use the application with OS7 cars.

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M Laptimer App

The M Laptimer App can be used on any racetrack.

BMW M4 Competition Coupé

Regarding the delta, do we get a delta bar as well to show how much we currently lose or gain?

The prediction time shown is displayed in green if you are better than the reference time, however once you are trailing it will turn red.

How are star ratings calculated for individual drift attempts?

Spoiler alert! Watch out for another episode to come.

If ConnectedDrive services are not available, can we only monitor the last drift and the best drift?

Yes, you will only see best and last in car without M Laptimer.

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What was the first BMW you have ever driven?

That was a BMW 520i (E34).

What is your favorite color for a BMW?

That is BMW Individual Twilight Purple metallic.

What is your favorite car?

M5 Competition with Trailer-Coupling. ;-)

What is your favorite classic BMW?

That’s a BMW E9.

What car do you drive?

A BMW X5 40d.

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  • The models illustrated include optional equipment.

    Due to regular software updates, screen designs in the communication may differ from the actual screen design in your car.

    Official data on power consumption and electric range were determined in accordance with the mandatory measurement procedure and comply with Regulation (EU) 715/2007 valid at the time of type approval. In case of a range, figures in the NEDC take into account differences in the selected wheel and tire size; figures in the WLTP take into account any optional equipment. WLTP values are used for assessing taxes and other vehicle-related charges that are (also) based on CO2 emissions, as well as for the purposes of vehicle-specific subsidies, if applicable. Where applicable, the NEDC values listed were calculated based on the new WLTP measurement procedure and then converted back to the NEDC measurement procedure for comparability reasons. For newly type-tested vehicles since 01.01.2021, the official data no longer exist according to NEDC, but only according to WLTP. For more information on the WLTP and NEDC measurement procedures, see

    For further information about the official fuel consumption and the specific CO2 emission of new passenger cars can be taken out of the „handbook of fuel consumption, the CO2 emission and power consumption of new passenger cars“, which is available at all selling points and at

    All vehicles, equipment, combination possibilities and varieties shown here are examples and can differ in your country. In no way do they constitute a binding offer by the BMW M GmbH. Visit your local BMW website or see your authorised BMW M Retailer for accurate details on the offers in your country.