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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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    • Leisure
    • 3.2 • 31 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.

    #74 The BMW i Vision Circular: four perspectives – one common goal | BMW Podcast

    #74 The BMW i Vision Circular: four perspectives – one common goal | BMW Podcast

    The BMW i Vision Circular is more than just one of the five concept cars BMW presented at last year’s IAA in Munich: It is a work of art both inside and out. A number of creative minds at BMW pooled their expertise, passion and creativity to bring about this masterpiece. They have created the BMW i Vision Circular – the automobile of the future. Today, we want to learn all there is to know about this vehicle. We invited these creative minds to come along, and the result was a kind of panel talk. This episode of Changing Lanes will be new, special, and like no other. Our host Jonathan has not one, not two, but four guests. In this episode, we talk to Kai Langer, Head of BMW i Design; Daniela Bohlinger, Head of Sustainability Design; Dirk Müller Stolz, Head of BMW i Exterior Design; and Matthias Junghanns, Head of BMW i Interior Design. They give us an insight into what a sustainable future could look like at and for BMW, and what they find most exciting about the BMW i Vision Circular. This is an automobile created out of true teamwork. Are you ready for a one-of-a-kind episode of Changing Lanes?


    00:30 Welcome to a very special episode
    03:20 Kai Langer: “You have to trust yourself.”
    20:35 Daniela Bohlinger: “A dream came true”
    34:10 Dirk Müller Stolz: “It’s all about the combination: offering premium mobility and respecting the circular economy at the same time.”
    45:50 Matthias Junghanns: “The idea of delivering sustainability without sacrifice is very important.
    And if you want to read more read more about the special features of the BMW i Vision Circular, go to https://www.bmw.com/en/magazine/sustainability/circularity-at-bmw.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.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    #73 The long history of sustainability at BMW | BMW Podcast

    #73 The long history of sustainability at BMW | BMW Podcast

    Sustainability – this topic is more relevant than ever. But it is by no means new for BMW. Jonathan and Nicki take you on a journey almost five decades into the past. Yes, you read that right: five decades. BMW established sustainability as a central element of its corporate strategy back in the early 1970s. From the first baby steps to “Project i" through to BMW’s ambitious future goal: bringing the greenest car in the world to market. In this episode, you’ll find out everything – and we promise not to spare you any details! Get ready for a sustainable journey through time. Fasten your seat belts, hold tight and off we go!


    01:35 The first environmental officer in the automotive world
    04:20 THE 2000s: A STRATEGY IN FLUX
    06:10 Hydrogen technology: a priority at BMW
    07:25 Project „i“
    11:40 Fuel cell technology
    13:20 From supply chain to recycling
    14:30 The future of sustainable automotive mobility
    16:15 The goal is 100%
    And if you want to read more about the developments regarding sustainability, go to https://www.bmw.com/de/magazine/sustainability/so-schuetzt-bmw-unsere-umwelt.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.

    • 19 min
    #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

Customer Reviews

3.2 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 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.

leonejohn ,

winter olympics

As I watch the olympics I see alot of BMW advertisement! will you do a show on their bobsleds? proce? technology? I'd love to know more!

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.

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