30 episodes

“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 changinglanes@bmw.com.

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    • 3.0 • 19 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 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 changinglanes@bmw.com.

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

    #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”

    “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.

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

    #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

    “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.

    • 9 min
    #027 The BMW kidney grille explained | BMW Podcast

    #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)

    “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.

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

    #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

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

    #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

    “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.

    • 8 min
    #024 A guide to sim racing | BMW Podcast

    #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

    “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.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

3.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

glennQNYC ,

Just lame

I really wish this podcast wasn’t such fake, scripted lameness. I guess I should have expected as much from a official manufacturer podcast. Immediately deleted.

amutti ,

Omg... so fake... somewhat interesting

The information is somewhat interesting, but the fake, scripted, dialog is painful. Let the hosts be authentic.

DAN4545 ,

Disappointed

Was hopeful to actually learn something, but in the end the discussions are incredibly generic. Host is over the top fake. “Fantastic” is a frequent response after a guest has answered a question, even if they really said nothing.

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