EVERY model in the extensive BMW stable will come with satellite navigation as standard from this autumn.
Ahead of that techno milestone, from July, the German brand’s 2 Series Convertible and Active Tourer variants will receive navigation as a standard feature.
At the same time, the Z4 sports car line-up will receive BMW Professional Navigation while September will see the BMW 1 Series range and 2 Series Coupe include sat-nav on every car.
The enhancements make the Munich manufacturer the only company to offer navigation as standard across such a broad range of the new car arena.
And when combined with other standard features like BMW Emergency Call, DAB radio and Bluetooth with audio streaming, every Beemer will offer a welter of communication and entertainment features.
It means all BMW cars will get a 6.5-inch high definition screen, iDrive controller and Traffic Message Channel.
Those with Professional Navigation have a larger 8.8-inch screen with iDrive Touch controller, Real Time Traffic Information and BMW Online including Remote Services, which allows drivers to send navigation addresses directly to their vehicle via Google or the My Remote app.
BMW says that the cost to upgrade to Pro Nav for the 1 and 2 Series models has been reduced to £900, while upgrading in the 2 Series Active Tourer and Gran Tourer is cut to £1,395, with this package also including a head-up display.
Jeff Knight, of industry analysts CAP, said: “BMW introducing navigation across its entire model range is a first for any mainstream manufacturer in the UK and will inevitably pave the way for others to follow.
“On-board navigation systems now offer so much more technology than previously seen with the likes of 2D & 3D navigation map displays, traffic information and particularly with BMW standard e-call functionality which is a key safety feature.
“As well as having standard navigation across the range all BMW models will see an improvement on their residual value from between £300 to £600, model dependant, so this is good news all round for the customer.”