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Football on wheels: a car broadcasts live the matches of one of the most important leagues in the world


BMW does it with Bundesliga matches. It is available in the 7 Series, the brand's most exclusive model. How does it work.

Football fans who don't want to miss a minute of their favorite team's action are in for a treat:


confirmed that

the iDrive system in its 7 Series

will take the multimedia experience to another level,

offering live matches from the Bundesliga

, the powerful local German first division tournament.

The novelty was possible thanks to an agreement between the company and the Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL), responsible for the most important categories of professional German soccer.

It will be through an app from the


itself , which,

in addition to passing matches, will allow you to know all the results, see summaries and obtain additional information about each team


BMW 7 Series, the car that broadcasts Bundesliga matches live.

To access this service it will be necessary to activate the personal eSIM card in the car, and thus have 5G coverage that will allow you to receive live broadcasts on the 14.9” curved screen located on the dashboard.

And although BMW doesn't specify it, it makes sense that it could also be played on the huge 31.3” 8K cinema screen that is offered as an option in the BMW 7 Series for rear seats.

It is that, as you can also imagine, the idea was not designed precisely for the driver of the vehicle to enjoy it, who has to be focused on what happens on the road.

In fact,

the application works only if the BMW 7 Series is stationary


while it is running, the video of the transmission is disabled and only the audio can be heard, just like a radio.

BMW 7 Series, the car that broadcasts Bundesliga matches live.

The proposal is currently in the pilot test phase and

only available for Germany

, although it is expected that in the coming months it will spread its wings and reach other markets in Europe, America and Asia.

At the moment it is unknown if the service could be extended to other leagues or competitions in other countries in the future, or if it will be available for other models of the brand -

such as the BMW 5 Series that will go on sale at the end of the year


However, something that is expected for the next stage is that it can be linked to BMW's level 3 autonomous driving technology, which would open the door to a whole new range of possibilities in terms of entertainment on top of a car.

How is the BMW 7 Series that broadcasts the Bundesliga

It is customary for BMW to provide the latest technology available to the 7 Series, its flagship

, and it is clear that the seventh generation of this luxury saloon, which went on sale in the boreal summer of last year, does not escape this premise. .

BMW 7 Series, the car that broadcasts Bundesliga matches live.

Inside, modern and luxurious, everything goes through the iDrive system: it equips version 8.0 and is the center of operations for the entire experience on board a 7 Series. But the highlights are the screens, including those in the side panels, the 12.3” instrument panel and even a Head-Up Display system on the windshield itself, which offers navigation with augmented reality.

However, of all of them, without a doubt, the most outstanding is the one mentioned above that is located in the wide rear sector:

Theater Screen is its name, and it is an ultra-wide drop-down touch screen, in 32:9 format

, that became the first to offer 8K resolution in the automotive market.

BMW 7 Series, the car that broadcasts Bundesliga matches live.

The intention to achieve a cinema effect is total, and for that it accompanies the rest of the cabin, which changes its configuration once the screen is turned on: the curtains on the windows and the sunroof are automatically closed and the ambient lights are dimmed.

To complete, the system has surround sound from Bowers & Wilkins Diamond, and incorporates the 4D audio feature, that is, it is connected to the car seats to complement what comes out of the speakers with vibrations and other effects.

BMW 7 Series, the car that broadcasts Bundesliga matches live.

Outside the BMW 7 Series is not far behind.

It is both a robust and modern car, which stands out at the front for its huge double kidney grille and split optics: above, almost at the height of the bonnet, are well-styled LED daytime running lights, while below, the conventional headlights are found separately.

In mechanical matters, the car also surprises with a varied range


The most prominent is surely the i7 xDrive60 model, an electric motor with a 258 CV front motor and a 313 CV rear motor for a total of 544 CV, 100% free of combustion.

But there are also hybrid alternatives, which add to the new generation of the BMW TwinPower Turbo block of 3 liters and 6 cylinders in line.

Thus, for example, a diesel variant is offered as an entry-level model, the 740d xDrive, which uses 48V Mild Hybrid technology to deliver 300 HP of power and 670 Nm of torque.

And in terms of gasoline, there are two options: the 750e xDrive, a 490 hp plug-in, and the powerful M760e xDrive, which reaches 571 hp and 800 Nm.

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Source: clarin

All tech articles on 2023-02-02

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