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“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 Nicki 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 changinglanes@bmw.com.

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    • 3.1 • 30 Ratings

“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 Nicki 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 changinglanes@bmw.com.

    #72 The future is now: Interview with Ilka Horstmeier and Kate Robertson | BMW Podcast

    #72 The future is now: Interview with Ilka Horstmeier and Kate Robertson | BMW Podcast

    Ready for an episode that will fill you with courage and energy? Then you’re in the right place! These two women have confidence in the future: Ilka Horstmeier – Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, responsible for Human Resources, and Labour Relations Director – and Kate Robertson, Co-Founder of One Young World. Our host Nicki met with these inspiring change-makers in London and talked with them about their collaboration. If you’re wondering what you can expect, let us assure you: It’s a lot! A variety of topics are covered, including role models, the future of young managers, sustainability, social responsibility, and the art of lifelong learning. Prepare to be inspired by Ilka Horstmeier and Kate Robertson.


    02:20 Ilka Horstmeier and 27 years at BMW
    05:50 The organization and community behind OYW
    11:00 BMW x OYW
    13:30 BMW and social responsibility
    16:00 The changes in social responsibility
    19:45 Future young leaders
    22:40 Clear targets for BMW
    26:55 Young leaders at BMW and OYW
    32:15 Leadership habits
    35:15 The importance of young leaders
    40:30 All about mentors, role models, and icons
    45:15 Advices to young leaders
    49:20 Work-life integration
    51:45 The future of BMW and OYW
    “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.

    • 55 min
    #71 Concept Cars you need to know | BMW Podcast

    #71 Concept Cars you need to know | BMW Podcast

    From Sports Activity Coupes inspired by Malibu Beach to futuristic four-door models. These have all been made a reality – or were nearly made a reality. Can’t picture them? Just wait. Today, we’re going to present the BMW Concept Cars that you need to know. The archives of BMW Classic are full of little-known concept cars that all play their own important role in the design and technology history of BMW. We have had the pleasure of digging them out and dusting them off for you. Join us on a journey through some of the most interesting, quirky, and beautiful design and technology concepts to ever see the light of day. Ready?


    04:30 The breezy California lifestyle: BMW ICE
    06:40 A luxury limousine: BMW ZBF 7er
    09:40 The digital one: BMW 2K2
    12:25 A study in feasibility: BMW Z22
    16:30 The first fully electric EV: BMW E1
    19:05 The answer for urban mobility: BMW E2
    20:35 A non-drivable prototype: BMW AVT
    23:40 The best-known concept car: BMW Turbo
    And if you want to read more about the legendary BMW Concept Cars, go to https://www.bmw.com/de/index.html (BMW.com. )


    “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more

    • 27 min
    #70 The world through a lens: Interview with photographer Steve McCurry | BMW Podcast

    #70 The world through a lens: Interview with photographer Steve McCurry | BMW Podcast

    As with so many discoveries, it all started with a trip: a backpacking trip—through India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Since then, photographer Steve McCurry has been portraying and documenting life on our planet. His art is both fascinating and touching. The most diverse countries of this world have already passed in front of his lens. He has received countless prizes and awards for his work in recent years, but all beginnings are a struggle. He talks to Jonathan about long nights in the darkroom, the magic of finding the right subject, the highlights of his job and a special trip with BMW through Scotland. Look forward to a conversation with perhaps the most important visual storyteller of our time. Come and see for yourself!


    01:50 Motivation and passion
    03:00 Scottish blood
    04:15 Minimalist travel
    06:50 The tools of a professional photographer’s trade
    07:25 Alternative energy sources for the world
    08:50 The automobile as a subject
    10:00 The magic of photographing humans and landscapes
    12:45 Adventures and regrets in early years
    13:45 Advice for young photographers
    15:20 The relationship with nature
    18:10 Travel high points
    20:10 The beauty of nature
    21:30 What is Mother Nature trying to tell us?
    And if you want to read more about Steve McCurry, his mission and his passion, go to https://www.bmw.com/de/events/iaa2021/bmw-i-vision-circular-domagoj-dukec-erster-blick.html (BMW.com).


    “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.

    • 23 min
    #69 A real game changer: The BMW Neue Klasse | BMW Podcast

    #69 A real game changer: The BMW Neue Klasse | BMW Podcast

    We have a brief history lesson for you today, but don’t worry: We won't be giving you any grades or homework. Find out how BMW is breaking new ground with the Neue Klasse and how close the past and the future can be to one another. This episode is sure to make any true BMW fan nostalgic. The BMW Neue Klasse was a turning point, a risk and, above all, a success story. So, books out, and off you go!


    01:05 Dawn of a new era for BMW
    03:15 The BMW Neue Klasse: a success story
    06:15 The working title “Neue Klasse”
    09:30 Was it worth the risk?
    15:00 The different models
    16:40 The kidney grille
    17:50 The Hofmeister kink
    19:00 The four-cylinder engine
    20:20 The design: the renaissance of the sporty midsize vehicle
    23:15 Winds of change
    And if you want to read more about the history and special features of the BMW Neue Klasse, go to https://www.bmw.com/de/events/iaa2021/bmw-i-vision-circular-domagoj-dukec-erster-blick.html (BMW.com).


    “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.

    • 26 min
    #68 A glimpse into the future: The BMW i Vision Circular | BMW Podcast

    #68 A glimpse into the future: The BMW i Vision Circular | BMW Podcast

    Welcome to the future! In this episode, we're taking you on a time-traveling journey to the year 2040. What you will see and hear is going to be big, we promise. We are looking into the future. And what do we see there? The BMW i Vision Circular. Nicki and Jonathan introduce you to the BMW of the future and can’t stop raving about it. They tell you everything there is to know about the concept vehicle, a remarkable combination of luxury and sustainability designed in keeping with the principles of circular economy: RE:THINK, RE:DUCE, RE:USE, RE:CYCLE. Are you ready for a journey into the future? Then buckle up and press Play. Full speed ahead!


    04:15 What makes the BMW i Vision Circular so special?
    07:10 The 4 principles of circular design: RE:THINK, RE:DUCE, RE:USE, RE:CYCLE
    14:40 The unmistakable sound of the BMW i Vision Circular
    16:40 The front section
    19:30 A new silhouette for BMW
    21:30 Refined surfaces instead of paint
    23:55 Innovative details around the wheels
    25:15 Visibly sustainable luxury: the interior design
    28:20 Newly staged instrument panel
    31:40 Special features
    And if you want to read more, go to https://www.bmw.com/de/events/iaa2021/bmw-i-vision-circular-domagoj-dukec-erster-blick.html (BMW.com).


    “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.

    • 37 min
    #067 The funniest and most emotional exploits of BMW drivers | BMW Podcast

    #067 The funniest and most emotional exploits of BMW drivers | BMW Podcast

    Life writes the best stories, as the saying goes. Sometimes they are nerve-wracking experiences, other times deeply moving moments – but no matter what, they all make our everyday lives more interesting. First and foremost, however, they are good anecdotes that we like to share with others. In this episode, we have no less than seven great stories of this kind. Today, Nicki and Jonathan tell you the funniest and most emotional stories about things that have happened to BMW drivers in various parts of the world. Spoiler alert: all these stories end well, because BMW drivers everywhere in the world can count on BMW Service – #whateverhappens. Are you ready for bizarre discoveries, funny anecdotes, and lots of animal content? Then have a listen.



    06:20 A motorized piggy bank

    08:40 Veni, vino, vici

    12:50 Can we throw it away? No, it’s art!

    16:30 An adrenaline rush on four legs

    19:40 Lifesaver

    22:30 A warm night’s rest

    25:40 Beautiful horizon



    And if you want to read more funny stories, go to BMW.com.



    “Changing Lanes” is the official podcast of BMW. Subscribe for new episodes each week, in which our hosts take you on an exciting journey and talk about innovative technologies, lifestyle, design and more.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

3.1 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Yobyot ,

The Saturday morning kids show of auto podcasts

I’m with most other reviewers: this is the baby food version of an educational podcast about cars. Scripted and inoffensive to the point of blandness, the only info I took away from this series is that Sara is in Berlin and Jonathan seems permanently scarred by winters in New Hampshire.

This podcast shows how completely tone deaf BMW is. Instead of respecting listeners, this pablum comes off as both inauthentic and infuriating.

Frank_RL89 ,

Let’s see if they’re listening..

After a couple episodes, I felt obliged to write this review. First, the hosts: One knew much more than the other. This led to inauthentic “banter” neither host appeared comfortable with. One talking down to the other who was trying anything he could to remember something from hs auto shop. They clearly felt much more at home sticking to the badly scripted, generic, and elementary information they had written for them. But that provides ZERO entertainment and/or educational value.
Second, the topics: Who is coming up with/ and then receiving approval for the subject matter? Let’s talk BMW history, let’s talk to the designers, the mfg. plant managers, the assembly technicians even- someone involved with the actual production of these cars we know and love. They gave us the guy from Radiolab and some hs biology teacher who isn’t funny or relatable and gave them a script written by a smart college freshman before she decides to change her major from engineering to nursing who has never driven- much less driven a BMW, in her life.
I’m out.

HTL Cabbage ,

Love BMW’s Podcast!

I love the verity of topics that this podcast covers!

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