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The BMW Podcast | Changing Lanes

“Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Featuring new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on exciting journeys and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design, cars and more.Subscribe to the BMW podcast series to find out about bathtubs in self driving cars, what a Beamer is, or why BMW designers are playing with clay. And in case you’ve been wondering if it’s legal to polish your BMW in your underwear – we have an episode that answers that as well.All this and more in “Changing Lanes”, the official podcast of BMW. Hosted by Sara and Jonathan and featuring exciting guests - we are always authentic, but not always completely serious.And in case you’re wondering: yes, it’s legal to wash your BMW with your underwear – just not in San Francisco.Do you have any feedback or suggestions how to improve the podcast? We are excited to receive your feedback via [email protected]

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  • 17.11.2020
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    #037 BMW i8 - Pioneer and icon | BMW Podcast

    It’s a pioneer, an icon, a design highlight, and a milestone in the history of electric mobility:

    it’s the BMW i8! Before its first launch, it even enjoyed a legendary reputation as the first

    ever hybrid sports car. Now its production is over, and we’re giving some insights into the

    history and development of this innovation. In this episode of "Changing Lanes", the

    official podcast from BMW, we take a look back at a masterpiece that combined unique

    technology, resource efficiency, and sheer driving pleasure. Join us to hear all about this

    classic of the future!


    01:30 Technical highlights 

    04:36 Materials

    05:11 Driver safety


    And if you want to read about the BMW i8, go to BMW.com:

    https://www.bmw.com/en/innovation/bmw-i8-as-future-classic.html

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    #036 The Electrified Wingsuit: a talk with the men behind the stunt | BMW Podcast

    He stands high up on a peak, spreads his arms, and jumps. This sounds life-threatening at

    first, but actually it’s a popular sport for adrenaline junkies: flying through the air in a

    wingsuit. But for Peter Salzmann, a pioneer in base jumps and parachute jumps, that's not

    enough. He was looking for a new challenge, and got into conversation with BMW i.

    Together, they turned a risky idea into a stunt which had never been attempted before.

    In this special episode of "Changing Lanes", the official podcast of BMW, learn how the

    team uses impeller technology, and what it has to do with electric cars.


    00:49 Intro Peter Salzmann

    01:37 Intro Tobias Hoffritz

    08:15 Safety and risks

    11:51 A reason to change

    16:50 Partnership with BMW i

    24:00 Wingsuits and electric vehicles


    And if you want to read more about wingsuits, go to BMW.com:

    https://www.bmw.com/en/innovation/peter-salzmann-electrified-wingsuit.html

    and

    The Electrified Wingsuit - the stunt: https://www.bmw.com/en/events/nextgen/electrified-wingsuit.html

     

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    #035 Electric facts from around the world | BMW Podcast

    How many e-cars does China sell in a month? Where does lithium for batteries actually come from? In which country are there the most charging stations per capita? And what does Albania have to do with e-mobility? Sara and Jonathan answer these and many other questions, in this episode of "Changing Lanes", the official podcast of BMW. Press play to find out all the facts worth knowing about electromobility. 

    01:30 China: the world’s largest electric car market

    03:00 Future of mobility in Norway

    04:02 Albania: the world’s greenest future

    05:30 Public charging stations in the Netherlands

    06:39 The United Kingdom gives BEVs priority

    08:30 Australia as the world’s largest lithium producer

    09:20 German electromobility

    And if you want to read more about electromobility, go to BMW.com: 

    https://www.bmw.com/en/innovation/electric-car-facts.html 

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  • 27.10.2020
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    #034 An interview with transgender race driver Charlie Martin | BMW Podcast

    From her dream of becoming a fighter pilot to a career as a racing driver: Charlie Martin's story is impressive. But her story is more than just her career: Charlie was born as a man, but today is a courageous woman who has taken her career in motorsports into her own hands. Today, Charlie Martin is one of the few transgender women in the male-dominated domain of motorsport. In this episode of "Changing Lanes", the official podcast of BMW.com, she tells Jonathan all about her ambition to break barriers and how her transformation has also changed her career. Click “Play” for a truly inspiring conversation!

    02:27 Charlie’s childhood

    12:25 Women in motorsports

    26:22 Coming out

    34:00 Success on racetrack

    40:00 Le Mans

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    To find out more about Charlie, visit her website: https://www.gocharlie.co.uk/

    or find her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gocharliem/

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    #033 How to winterize your car | BMW Podcast

    The snow is glistering in the cold, you have had your first coffee in the comfort of your own home and you're all set in your car, ready to drive to work. But… it won't start; the battery has died. 

    Missing garage check-ups, no winter tires or incorrect headlight settings can make driving in winter a real hassle. In this episode of "Changing Lanes", the official BMW pocast, we share with you 11 tips and tricks on how to "winterize" your car, so that nothing stands in the way of your romantic winter drive.

    02:47 Changing tires

    04:05 Snow chains

    04:59 Use of antifreeze

    07:08 Renewing wiper blades

    07:46 Cleaning the windshield

    08:59 No dampness inside the car

    10:43 Safeguarding the seals to avoid frost

    11:36 Checking and charging the battery

    13:11 Adjusting headlights

    14:10 Pre-heaters in winter

    15:15 Car covering

    And if you want to read more about , go to BMW.com: 

    https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/checklist-winterize-your-car.html 

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    #032 Traveling with dogs, done right | BMW Podcast

    Transporting a dog in your car isn’t always easy. They whine, they yap, and sometimes they throw up before you've even fastened your seatbelt. Our host Jonathan is a passionate dog owner, and has had his fair share of (bad) experiences — so he and Sara came up with 7 golden rules to make driving with dogs a walk in the park. So hit play on this episode of Changing Lanes, the official podcast of BMW, to hear our 7 tips to safely and comfortably transport your dog in the car.

    1:32 Starting slow and getting your dog used to the car

    2:15 Marking their territory

    2:45 Correctly securing your dog in the car

    3:33 Locations for breaks

    4:14 Letting your dog exit the car right

    5:15 Feeding your dog during a roadtrip

    5:48 Staying relaxed

    And if you want to read more about how to travel with dogs, go to BMW.com: 

    https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/driving-with-dogs.html 

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  • 06.10.2020
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    #031 Carsharing tips from top experts | BMW Podcast

    In case you’ve ever been frustrated by a carsharing experience or thought “this could have been better”, this might be for you. Or maybe you’ve never used carsharing and want to get started.

    We talked to frequent carsharing users and have gathered their best pieces of advice in this episode of “Changing Lanes”, the official podcast of BMW. Whether it’s planning right, gaining bonus minutes or using carsharing at the right time of the day – this episode will surely make you a better carsharer!

    And if you want to read more about how to become a carsharing expert, go to BMW.com: 

    https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/carsharing.html

    2:38 Discounts and bonus minutes

    3:28 Refueling for bonus minutes

    4:23 Business usage

    4:53 Rainy days

    5:46 Starting early

    6:24 Using GPS right

    7:47 Thinking ahead

    8:33 Handing over the car

    9:25 Carsharing on vacation

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  • 29.09.2020
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    #030 Glamping: what it is, and its top spots | BMW Podcast

    Out in nature, but still with all the luxury you could want: that’s glamping. Glamping stands for glamorous camping, and has become a more and more popular holiday option for many travelers. Whether it be with tents, pods or treehouses, many new locations now offer the full glamping experience. 

    In this episode of “Changing Lanes”, the official podcast of BMW, we let you know what exactly glamping is, and share our picks for the 5 top spots to start your glamping experience.

    And if you want to read more about glamping and luxus camping, go to BMW.com: 

    https://www.bmw.com/de/automotive-life/glamping-und-luxus-camping.html 

    0:40 What glamping is

    3:15 Treehouses in Southern England

    5:35 Tents, teepees and pods in Northern England

    7:23 Glamping tents in Tuscany, Italy

    9:06 Cabins and mobile homes in Southern France

    10:21 Safari tents in Croatia

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  • 22.09.2020
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    #029 The BMW slogan, and where it comes from | BMW Podcast

    “Sheer Driving Pleasure” and “Freude am Fahren“: the BMW slogan is one of the most famous brand slogans in the automotive world. For decades, this claim has stood for the BMW driving experience and has become famous around the globe. But we wanted to know more, like when it first appeared and if it’s true that its origins go all the way back to the mid-30s. We can’t wait to reveal what we found out in this episode of “Changing Lanes”. So hit play and get ready to become an expert in “Sheer Driving Pleasure” and “Freude am Fahren“.

    And if you want to read and see more about the BMW slogan, go to BMW.com: 

    https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/the-history-of-the-bmw-slogan.html

    1:16 Before the slogan

    2:06 First appearance of pleasure/Freude

    3:34 Focus on the BMW products

    7:06 “Freude am Fahren” first appears

    9:47 “Sheer driving pleasure” joins the party

    10:59 “The Ultimate Driving Machine”

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  • 15.09.2020
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    #028 5 tips for the perfect drive-in movie trip | BMW Podcast

    Planning to visit a drive-in cinema? Here are some quick tips to make your experience at the movies even better. The combination of a big screen, a movie, and lots of cars in the open air has seen a real comeback in popularity. So in this episode of “Changing Lanes”, Sara and Jonathan are here to bring you five pieces of advice to make your experience at the movies even more memorable, for a guaranteed fun night out!

    2:18 The car

    4:00 Tech: sound and battery

    5:18 Time management

    7:00 Parking

    8:00 Popcorn and more: Adding to the experience

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  • 08.09.2020
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    #027 The BMW kidney grille explained | BMW Podcast

    How much do you know about the BMW kidney grille? Sure, you know that it’s an important design element, and of course you know what a kidney grille looks like, but did you know it was first introduced in 1933? The design might have changed over the decades, but almost every BMW front has featured a twin kidney grille. So in this episode of “Changing Lanes”, the official podcast of BMW, we travel through kidney grille history, featuring iconic grills like the M1, 507, and two generations of the 3 Series.

    And if you want to read more about the BMW kidney grille and its history, go to BMW.com: 

    https://www.bmw.com/en/design/the-bmw-kidney-grille-through-time.html 

    1:20 The first ever kidney grille: BMW 303 (1933)

    2:08 Evolution of the original: BMW 503 (1956)

    2:55 Going horizontal: BMW 507 (1956)

    4:33 Narrowing it down: BMW 1500 (1961)

    5:33 Sports car and grille icon: BMW M1 (1978)

    6:40 Evolutionary revolution: BMW 3 Series (E36) (1990)

    8:09 21st century: BMW 3 Series (F30) (2011)

    9:09 Going electric: BMW i3 (2013)

    10:03 Angular outlines: BMW 8 Series and BMW Z4 (2018)

    11:01 Into the present: BMW 4 Series Coupe (2020)

    12:00 Future: BMW Vision iNext and BMW Vision M Next (2018 & 2019)

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  • 01.09.2020
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    #026 Electric car myths: true or false? | BMW Podcast

    Many people still view electric cars with skepticism. The reason being that there are lots of myths and rumors out there about electric cars: too little range, how long it takes to charge, the true costs, electric cars in winter, danger and so on. If electric cars are better for the environment or if there are even benefits of electric cars. We’ve all heard them.

    So in this episode of “Changing Lanes”, the official podcast of BMW, we take a closer look at the facts behind the electric car myths, and dispel some popular misconceptions. And we finally answer the question “Are electric cars fun?”. So hit play to find out.

    And if you want to read more about electric car myths, go to BMW.com: 

    https://www.bmw.com/en/innovation/electric-car-myths.html

    1:00 Myth No.1: Electric cars don’t have enough range

    2:33 Myth No.2: How long it takes to charge

    4:12 Myth No.3: Exploitation to make e-car batteries

    5:26 Myth No.4: Batteries are too vulnerable

    6:41 Myth No.5: E-cars aren’t better for the environment than combustion-engine vehicles

    8:38 Myth No.6: Electric cars are more expensive

    10:59 Myth No.7: Electric cars are dangerous

    13:07 Myth No.8: Overloading the power grid

    14:34 Myth No.9: Just a stop-gap solution

    16:00 Myth No.10: No fun to drive

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  • 25.08.2020
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    #025 Vantablack X6: The world's blackest car | BMW Podcast

    Introducing the BMW X6 Vantablack. Vantablack is the blackest black in the world, and BMW is the first manufacturer to get to produce a Vantablack car.  In this episode of “Changing Lanes”, the official podcast of BMW, we explain how the light-absorbing paint works, why it’s not actually paint, and how it’s so effective in making surfaces non reflective. And if you’re wondering if you will be able go to your BMW dealer and order your X6 in Vantablack… We have the answer as well! So tune in and find out in this episode!

    And if you want to read and see more of the first ever Vantablack car, go to BMW.com: 

    https://www.bmw.com/en/design/the-bmw-X6-vantablack-car.html

    1:44 The invention of Vantablack

    2:04 How Vantablack works

    3:20 What Vantablack is good for

    4:20 The Vantablack X6

    6:04 Buying and owning a Vantablack car

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    #024 A guide to sim racing | BMW Podcast

    Your beginner and advanced guide into the world of sim racing. If you’re looking for spectacular overtakes and want to get to know the racetracks of the world without leaving the comfort of your own home… Well then simracing is the answer, and you’ve come to the right podcast to smarten up. No matter whether on PC or on Playstation, in this episode we tell you what you need to know to get started with sim racing. Or maybe you’ve been playing Gran Turismo for years and want to upgrade to a simulator like iRacing now, and are looking for the right wheel, pedals and sim rig. We’ve got you covered as well, in this episode of “Changing Lanes”, the official podcast of BMW.

    And if you want to read more about sim racing, go to BMW.com: 

    https://www.bmw.com/en/performance/sim-racing-guide.html

    0:50 What sim racing is

    4:11 The right game: iRacing, Assetto Corsa, Gran Turismo…

    10:11 PC or console

    11:39 Steering wheel, pedals and seat

    14:23 Setup, sim rig and screen

    16:04 Sim racing with VR

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  • 11.08.2020
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    #023 Women in motorsports: BMW works driver Beitske Visser | BMW Podcast

    Why are there so few women in motorsports? To find out we talked to Beitske Visser, Dutch racing driver and BMW works driver (GT3, GT4, Formula W). We discussed Formula W,  how she got where she is, what her experience in this male-dominated sport is like, and what needs to change to empower women in racing. But our host Sara also talked with Beitske about her interest in Formula E, how she’s handling Corona, and how she once won a race with a broken back. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we enjoyed our interview!

    1:14 Simracing during Corona

    2:55 Being a BMW works driver  

    3:40 Training and fitness as a race driver  

    6:04 Starting off in karting

    8:28 Being the only girl at the kart track

    9:30 Role models growing up

    10:20 Going professional

    11:08 Why there are so few women in racing

    12:40 Motivating more girls to try racing

    14:05 Competing with men on the track

    15:00 Formula W

    16:58 Gender stereotypes in motorsports

    19:10 Racing and winning with a broken back

    21:30 Future plans and dreams of Formula E

    If you want to read more about Beitske and the BMW Motorsport team, go to: 

    www.bmw-motorsport.com

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    #022 The most underrated part of any car: Tires | BMW Podcast

    Tires and wheels: we here at the BMW podcast feel they’re underappreciated und underrated. But when it comes to performance and security, few parts of your car can make such a big difference. Which is why we want to dedicate this episode of “Changing Lanes” to your car’s tires, and dive into all the relevant topics and the most asked questions surrounding wheels. For example: the difference between summer tires and winter tires, and why you should switch tires and when. Hydroplaning and how to avoid it. The right tread depth… And so much more!

    We can promise you one thing: after listening to this episode you’ll never underappreciate your tires again!

    2:10 Do I need winter tires?

    5:25 When should I change tires?

    6:30 When do I need new tires?

    10:03 What types of tires are there?

    14:18 What is the correct air pressure?

    16:41 What is a tread pattern?

    17:33 What’s the correct way to store tires?

    18:30 What does tire balancing actually mean?

    19:34 What is hydroplaning and what can I do about it?

    And if you want to read more about tires and wheels, go to BMW.com: 

    https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/wheels-and-tires.html

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  • 28.07.2020
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    #021 The story of the M colors and logo | BMW Podcast

    Every petrolhead knows the three stripes and the logo of BMW M. But few know the meaning and origin of the BMW M colors and the iconic logo with the slanted M.

    Reason enough for our podcast hosts Jonathan and Sara to dive into BMW history, talk to the BMW Group Classic Archive, and find out for our listeners. Click play to learn who created the famous trademarks, find out if they really originated in motorsports, and hear the curious story behind the color red in the BMW M logo!

    If you want to read and see more about BMW M history, go to BMW.com: 

    https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/bmw-m-logo-and-colors.html 

    And if you‘re wondering what “BMW” actually stands for, make sure to give episode #010 a listen as well.

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    #020 Sustainability: hype or real deal? | BMW Podcast

    Just a marketing buzzword, or a real chance for companies like BMW? To find out, we invited two guests to our podcast to discuss sustainability: Daniela Bohlinger from BMW, and Michael Held from Steelcase, one of the world's largest and most innovative furniture companies. Both are working towards more sustainability, especially in terms of design and materials used for products. 

    Tune into this exciting episode, in which our podcast host Sara found out how sustainability and design are connected, what the dark side of the moon for products means, why sustainability is more than just not polluting the environment, and what office chairs and the seats in your BMW have in common. Oh, and if you were wondering what Dilbert comic strips and the reality of office space design have to do with each other... well, just hit play!

    00:50 Introduction of guests

    04:45 Definition of sustainability

    05:35 Hype or good business

    07:22 Circular economy

    09:45 Sustainability in the BMW i3

    11:43 Bonding of materials as a challenge

    16:58 The right material choice and the right price

    19:10 Appeal of recycled products for the customer

    23:47 Floor mats as an exemplary challenge in sustainable design

    27:10 Making sustainability visible in the BMW i3 and in general

    33:58 Acceptance of beauty marks and imperfections in materials

    39:52 Word association: sustainability heroes

    44:07 Word association: sustainability setback

    45:47 Word association: sustainability goal

    48:43 Upcoming projects

    53:05 Implementing sustainability in companies through design

    55:52 The future of sustainable product design

    If you want to read more about sustainability at BMW, go to: 

    https://www.bmwgroup.com/en/responsibility/sustainability-at-the-bmw-group.html

    And if you are interested about sustainability at Steelcase:

    https://www.steelcase.com/discover/steelcase/sustainability/

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  • 15.07.2020
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    #019 The story of the Isetta | BMW Podcast

    The BMW Isetta is an icon of automotive and BMW history — even if it’s not your typical BMW. Join us in this episode to discover the history of the Isetta: Where its name comes from. How the iconic bubble car is related to a refrigerator. What this small vintage car has to do with escaping East Germany and so much more. Our podcast hosts Sara and Jonathan did some research and dove into the depths of the BMW Group Classic archive. Listen to this episode of “Changing Lanes” to find the answers and hear what they found out, in our fascinating history of this classic BMW.

    If you want to read more about Isetta history, go to BMW.com:

    https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/history-BMW-isetta.html

    And if you’re looking for advice on how to buy a BMW Isetta click here:

    https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/bmw-isetta-for-sale-tips.html

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  • 07.07.2020
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    #018 Why prototype camouflage looks the way it does | BMW Podcast

    When a new prototype BMW heads onto the road for testing (or any brand’s test mules for that matter) it’s usually covered in a dazzle camouflage. Most likely anybody that has seen the dazzle camouflage in spy shots or in real life has wondered why it looks the way it does. Well in this episode of “Changing Lanes”, Sara and Jonathan explain why the patterns look the way they do, where they have their surprising origins, and also explain the term “Erlkönig”, used in Germany to describe covered test mules.

    And if you want to read and see more about prototype camouflage and “Erlkönig” cars, go to BMW.com: 

    https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/prototype-cars.html 

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  • 30.06.2020
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    #017 Hydrogen fuel cell cars: All you need to know | BMW Podcast

    Lots of experts are sure that hydrogen fuel cell cars are the future, and that it won’t be long before hydrogen-powered cars will be all the rage. In this episode, Sara and Jonathan are here to make sure that once everybody is fuel cell vehicles, you’ll be ready to join the discussion. Our hosts explain how a hydrogen engine works, dive into the pros and cons of fuel cell technology, and also take a look into the future of hydrogen engines. All this and more in this episode of “Changing Lanes” - so hit play to become a hydrogen car expert.

    If you want to learn more about the different types of electric cars, make sure to also listen to episode #014 of our podcast, in which we explain the differences between plug-in hybrid, mild hybrid, fully electric cars, and so on.

    And if you want to read more about hydrogen fuel cell cars, go to BMW.com: 

    https://www.bmw.com/en/innovation/how-hydrogen-fuel-cell-cars-work.html 

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  • 25.06.2020
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    #016 The secret behind our favorite places | BMW Podcast

    Everyone has a favorite place – a place for hygge and coziness. For our hosts Sara and Jonathan it’s of course the recording booth in which they recorded this BMW Podcast episode of “Changing Lanes”. For everyone else it’s the couch at home, a café, or for some even the cockpit of their BMW. But we wanted to find out what makes these spots our favorite places, what makes them hygge and comfortable. Is it design? Feng-shui? Come with us on a sensory search for clues about the magic of feel-good locations.

    And if you want to read more about hygge and favorite places, go to BMW.com: 

    https://www.bmw.com/en/design/favorite-place-hygge.html

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  • 16.06.2020
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    #015 The best BMW engines of all times - a (subjective) list | BMW Podcast

    We set out to find the best BMW engine of all time. In this episode of “Changing Lanes”, the official podcast of BMW, we’re about to end the eternal debate among petrolheads and BMW fans, and finally declare the greatest BMW engine of all time. Well, not really, as it’s nearly impossible to pick an engine from over 100 years of engine history at BMW. V12, V8 or straight-six; turbo or naturally aspirated; petrol or diesel engine... the options are seemingly endless. And what about electric engines and hybrids?

    So instead of settling on one engine, we’ve come up with a highly subjective list of 12 engine milestones. Think we missed one of the greatest BMW engines? Let us know via [email protected]

    And if you want to read more about BMW engines, go to BMW.com: 

    https://www.bmw.com/en/innovation/outstanding-bmw-engine-models.html 


    2:52 min - Inline 6-cylinder BMW Illa aircraft engine (1917)

    5:30 min - 2-cylinder boxer engine in the BMW R 5 motorcycle (1936)

    6:32 min - Inline 6-cylinder engine in the BMW 328 (1936)

    7:45 min - V8-cylinder engine in the BMW 502 (1954)

    9:30 min - 4-cylinder turbo engine in the BMW 2002 Turbo (E20) (1973)

    11:15 min - Inline 6-cylinder engine in the BMW 3.0 CSL racing coupe (E9) (1974)

    13:01 min - 4-cylinder turbo engine in the BMW Formula 1 racing car (1983)

    14:47 min - 6-cylinder diesel engine in the BMW 524td (E28) (1983)

    15:59 min - V12-cylinder engine in the BMW 750i (E32) (1987)

    17:23 min - V10-cylinder engine in the BMW M5 (E60) (2004)

    18:34 min - Electric engine in the BMW i3 (I01) (2013)

    19:47 min - Hybrid 3-cylinder engine and electric engine in the BMW i8 (I12) (2014)


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  • 09.06.2020
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    #014 Electric car, hybrid and co. explained | BMW Podcast

    In this BMW podcast episode we explain the differences between Plug-in hybrid, mild hybrid, fully electric cars and many more. We know it’s difficult to keep track of all the technologies when it comes to e-mobility. That’s why we use this episode of “Changing Lanes” to explain what kinds of EVs exist, from PHEV all the way to fuel cell vehicles. So get ready to learn the main differences in charging, engine configuration and daily usage – so if you want to be up to date on how electric cars work, listen to our BMW podcast episode.

    And if you want to read more about the different types of hybrid cars and types of electric cars, go to BMW.com: 

    https://www.bmw.com/en/innovation/Plug-in-hybrid-and-other-kinds-of-electric-cars.html

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  • 02.06.2020
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    #013 The history of the BMW 3 Series | BMW Podcast

    Few car models have such a long and rich history as the iconic BMW 3 Series: spanning 7 generations and going all the way back to 1975, when the first one hit the market as a sedan and convertible. Many variants and developments were to follow through the years, the legendary E30, the game-changing E36… But we’re getting ahead of ourselves. Hit play and listen to Sara and Jonathan recount the history of the BMW 3 Series generations in this episode of “Changing Lanes”! 


    In case you want to jump directly to your favorite 3 Series generation: 

     

    1st generation (E21) - 1:23

    2nd generation (E30) - 3:43

    3rd generation (E36) - 5:53

    4th generation (E46) - 8:01

    5th generation (E90) - 9:47

    6th generation (F30) - 10:55

    7th generation (G20) - 13:10

    And if you want to see and read more about the different BMW 3 Series generations, go to BMW.com: 

    https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/bmw-3-series-generations.html 

     

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  • 26.05.2020
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    #012 How to stay awake while driving | BMW Podcast

    Everybody that’s driven long distances in a car has wondered how to stay awake while driving – so Sara and Jonathan are here to help and give some answers in this podcast episode. Falling asleep or even drowsy driving are real dangers, so pay close attention as they explain what really works, what’s just a short-term solution, or even a myth. Get ready for tips and advice that should help you stay awake and alert behind the wheel!


    And if you want to read advice on how to stay awake behind the wheel, go to BMW.com: https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/how-to-stay-awake-while-driving.html


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  • 19.05.2020
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    #011 5 trends in urban mobility | BMW Podcast

    Wondering about what the future of urban mobility looks like has come to an end. For this podcast episode, Sara and Jonathan did some research on mobility trends and exciting developments specifically in urban mobility. The result: a fascinating overview of 5 interesting trends featuring e-vehicles, mobility on demand, autonomous driving, and more. Sounds good? Click play and get ready to charge into the future!


    And if you also want to read more about future trends in mobility, go to BMW.com: https://www.bmw.com/en/innovation/5-trends-of-urban-mobility.html 


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  • 12.05.2020
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    #010 The origin of the BMW name and the nickname "Bimmer" | BMW Podcast

    The BMW name is strongly associated with driving pleasure. “Bimmer,” “beamer” and “beemer” are all common nicknames for BMW vehicles.In this podcast episode, Sara and Jonathan dive into the BMW brand’s long history to find out what BMW actually stands for and explain the meaning behind the acronym. And while they’re at it, they also explain the meaning and history of the BMW nicknames. Bimmer, Beamer, Beemer... you’re about to find out their origins and meanings.


    If you want to read more about the BMW name and its origin, go to BMW.com: https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/BMW-name-meaning-and-history.html


    And if you want to read more about the nicknames, follow this link: https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/bimmer-beamer-nickname-origin.html


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  • 05.05.2020
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    #009 Creator Talk: Wingsuit pilot Peter Salzmann | BMW Podcast

    Peter is a professional wingsuit pilot, base jumper and stuntman - and our guest in this live podcast, presented by the BMW podcast “Changing Lanes”.


    From jumping on mattresses off his parents’ balcony, to turning pro: Jonathan talks to Peter Salzmann about what led him to take to the sky, what people always get wrong about wingsuit flying, where maths and physics come into play, and how he stays in shape while not being able to fly, due to the lockdown in his native Austria.


    The Creators Talk is a special format we created to offer some optimism, distraction, and entertainment. “Creators of a different beat” is a call to all pioneers to inspire others and share our optimism for the future - stay tuned for more episodes to follow!


    If you want to know more about Peter Salzmann:


    Peter’s website: https:///www.petersalzmann.at/en/ 

    Peter’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/petersalzmann.at 


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  • 28.04.2020
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    #008 Creator Talk: Yoga teacher Sinah Diepold | BMW Podcast

    Sinah Diepold is a yoga teacher, author, model, and all around shining spirit - and our guest in this live podcast, presented by “Changing Lanes”, the BMW podcast. 


    Sinah’s way to becoming a yoga expert wasn’t always straightforward, but sometimes things happen in life and turn out right. Jonathan talked to her about her life, her career and what we can all do to keep our balance in these difficult times.


    The Creators Talk is a special format we created to offer some optimism, distraction and entertainment. “Creators of a different beat” is a call to all pioneers to inspire others and share our optimism for the future - stay tuned for more episodes to follow!


    If you want to know more about Sinah Diepold:

    Sinah’s website: https://www.sinahdiepold.de/

    Sinah’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sinahdiepold/


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  • 21.04.2020
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    #007 Creator Talk: Singer-songwriter Tim Schou | BMW Podcast

    Tim Schou is our guest in this live podcast, originally shown live on YouTube and Facebook. Tim is a successful singer-songwriter from Denmark but his lifestyle is far from standard for music stars. He has given up on some of the comforts of a normal life for the sake of his music. He is usually on the move while crashing on people’s couches and even a mall has been the solution at times. Jonathan talked to him about his lifestyle, his music and how to stay optimistic in these difficult times.


    The Creators Talk is a special format we created to offer some optimism, distraction and entertainment. “Creators of a different beat” is a call to all pioneers to inspire others and share our optimism for the future - stay tuned for more episodes to follow!


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  • 14.04.2020
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    #006 Creator Talk: Racer and paracyclist Alex Zanardi | BMW Podcast

    Alex Zanardi is our guest in our first ever live podcast, originally shown live on YouTube and Facebook. Alex is a race winner, CART Champion, F1 driver, Olympic Gold Winner, World Champion in Para-Cycling – and he is still adding to that list! Jonathan talked to him about motivation, race wins and how to stay active in these difficult times.


    The Creators Talk is a special format we created to offer some optimism, distraction and entertainment. “Creators of a different beat” is a call to all pioneers to inspire others and share our optimism for the future - stay tuned for more episodes to follow!


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  • 07.04.2020
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    #005 The ultimate bucket list for car enthusiasts | BMW Podcast

    Almost everybody has a bucket list with things they want to do at least once in their lives. But most are rather tame: learn a new language, plant a tree… Too little adrenaline for true petrolheads. That’s why Sara and Jonathan came up with their own (highly subjective) bucket list for all car fans and petrolheads out there. Check it out in this podcast episode!


    And if you want to read more about our bucket list, go to BMW.com: https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/bucket-list-for-car-enthusiasts.html


    Do you like what you just heard? Do you have any suggestions how to improve the podcast? We are excited to receive your feedback via [email protected].


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  • 31.03.2020
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    #004 Autonomous Driving Expert Talk | BMW Podcast

    On this episode Jonathan sat down with two autonomous driving experts: Professor Nico Larco from the University of Oregon, and Armin Gräter from the BMW Autonomous Driving Campus. We discussed common misconceptions, opportunities, a look into the future, 100-year old grandmothers, and many more exciting aspects of self-driving cars.


    And if you'd like to learn more about the five stages of the development of autonomous driving and cars, make sure to give Chaning Lanes episode #002 a listen or read our BMW.com article on the topic: https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/autonomous-driving.html


    More about Nico and the Urbanism Next Center: https://www.urbanismnext.org/team/nico-larco


    More about the BMW Autonomous Driving Campus: https://www.bmwgroup.com/en/innovation/technologies-and-mobility/autonomes-fahren/campus.html


    Do you like what you just heard? Do you have any suggestions how to improve the podcast? We are excited to receive your feedback via [email protected].


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  • 24.03.2020
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    #003 Car design in 7 steps | BMW Podcast

    Few things are as top secret as a car’s new design. But Sara and Jonathan got the exclusive chance to look behind the scenes of how a new car is designed, talk to one of the designers, and now present to you the 7 stages of the design process at BMW. So get ready to find out what tape and clay have to do with why a car looks the way it does!


    And if you want to read more about the design process of the BMW X5, go to BMW.com: https://www.bmw.com/en/design/car-design-in-7-steps.html


    Do you like what you just heard? Do you have any suggestions how to improve the podcast? We are excited to receive your feedback via [email protected].


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  • 17.03.2020
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    #002 The 5 levels of autonomous driving

    Everybody seems to be talking about autonomous cars as the next big thing, but what exactly is it? And what are those 5 levels everybody is talking about? In this episode Sara and Jonathan break down the topic of autonomous driving, and explain everything you need to know to join the conversation!

    And if you want to read more about our autonomous technology and the 5 levels, go to BMW.com: https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/autonomous-driving.html

    Do you like what you just heard? Do you have an suggestions how to improve the podcast? We are excited to receive your feedback via [email protected].

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  • 17.03.2020
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    #001 Absurd traffic laws around the world

    Being a lawful driver on the streets is usually a good thing, but what happens if the traffic laws are so absurd that one really wonders what the point is? For this episode Sara and Jonathan collected 9 of the weirdest, craziest, and at times even dumbest traffic laws from around the world - so prepare to get absurd!

    And if you want to read more about these absurd traffic laws, go to BMW.com: https://www.bmw.com/en/automotive-life/absurd-laws-in-road-traffic.html

    Do you like what you just heard? Do you have an suggestions how to improve the podcast? We are excited to receive your feedback via [email protected].

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    #000 Changing Lanes - Trailer

    A bathtub in a self driving car? What the heck is a Beamer? Why are BMW designers playing with clay? And are you allowed to polish your car with your underwear?

    These are the kinds of questions we answer in our Changing Lanes podcast, the official podcast of BMW. Discussing everything there is to know about mobility, technology, lifestyle, and the BMW brand.

    Follow us for regular episodes with our hosts Sara and Jonathan as well as exciting guests.

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