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The BMW Podcast | Changing Lanes

54 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 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.

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Disclaimer: the content and artwork of this podcast are the property of its owner and are not affiliated with nor endorsed by Audiotrails.

#053 Sustainability in every car BMW builds| BMW Podcast

If the first thing you think of when you think of sustainability is electromobility, you're not wrong. But there's a lot more the automotive industry is working on. CO2 reduction, recycling, and using resources more efficiently are goals BMW has set for itself. But what exactly is BMW doing to beco…

#052 AI x ART x THE 8 | BMW Podcast

From a huge collection of art to one very special piece: The BMW 8 Series has become a masterpiece with the help of artificial intelligence (AI). But what exactly does that mean? If you’re as curious as we were, this episode of Changing Lanes, the official podcast of BMW, is for you. We talk to cre…

#051 From 0 to 100 - Torque explained | BMW Podcast

There is a lot of talk about it, but hardly anyone really knows how it works: torque. We get to the bottom of the term that even kids know, but many adults and even petrolheads can't explain - whether they admit it or not. How torque works, why you can't accelerate without it and what the differenc…

#050 Fast and furious: the story of the first Nürburgring 24h | BMW Podcast

24 hours at the limit: Drivers must prove their strongest mental strength, driving abilities and endurance in the 24 hour race at the Nürburgring. The legendary race at the green hell, one of the longest race tracks in the world, has 51 years of story to tell. In this episode of Changing Lanes, the…

#049 The sustainability expert behind BMW - Interview with Dr. Irene Feige | BMW Podcast

If you've ever wondered how efficient electric cars really are, don't know what impact recycled materials have on the automotive industry, or have never heard the term circular economy, this episode will provide "aha-moments". Sustainability expert Dr. Irene Feige exposes common myths and explains …

#048 Classic BMW racing cars challenge | BMW Podcast

One of the toughest challenges ever at Changing Lanes: Nicki and Jonathan compiled their personal favorite BMW race cars into a list of 6. What sounds like an almost impossible task among all the race cars turned out to be an interesting journey through the history of BMW motor sports. Dive with us…

#047 Women who changed the automotive world | BMW Podcast

The invention of windshield wipers, vehicle heating or kevlar fibers are groundbreaking and today it is impossible to imagine the automotive world without them. Yet few people know that it’s not men who are behind these inventions, but women who have made a name for themselves in the often male-dom…

#046 Meet our new host, Nicki Shields! | BMW Podcast

She's had gasoline running through her veins since she first watched Formula 1 at age 11, she loves chocolate, and is also our new co-host at Changing Lanes: Nicki Shields! Fast cars are in her blood - whether she talks about them or drives them herself. Get to know our new host Nicki and learn how…

#045 Convertible roadtrips to get you dreaming | BMW Podcast

Few things are better than a beautiful road and a perfectly matched car to enjoy it. And even though convertible season is over in most parts of the world, it’s never the wrong time to get dreaming about the next great vacation drive. And possibly book a flight and rent a convertible. So join us in…

#044 All you need to know about driver assistance systems | BMW Podcast

Why do you actually need lane guidance assist? How does a hill start assistant work? And what exactly does a driving assistance system mean for the driver? Sara and Jonathan answer these and other questions in this episode of Changing Lanes, the official podcast of BMW. Press play now if you want t…

#043 Urban kayaking | BMW Podcast

City trips can be exhausting. Especially if you’ve been walking all day through London, Paris and co. But you can explore some of the most beautiful sights of a city without aching feet - thanks to urban kayaking. In this episode of Changing Lanes, the official podcast from BMW, you can find out wh…

#042 The creative mind behind BMW i - Interview with designer Kai Langer | BMW Podcast

Innovation, inspiration, intelligence - BMW i can mean many things. But it's not just the latest technology, it's also sophisticated design. In this episode of Changing Lanes, the official BMW podcast, we talk to the creative mind behind the BMW iX: designer Kai Langer. Learn what the typical worki…

#041 True or false? Crazy Christmas traditions from around the world | BMW Podcast

Christmas Eve is just around the corner. The presents are bought and the cookies are baked. Whether Santa Claus, Sinterklaas or Father Frost - the man with the white beard is represented in many cultures. We have looked into less common Christmas traditions and prepared a quiz with curious facts fo…

#040 The most spectacular city race tracks| BMW Podcast

At 200 km/h, the BMW races across the road, closely followed by its competitors, and then takes the bend. The overwhelming skyscrapers and the glittering lights of Hong Kong pass him by. Besides the Central Harbourfront Circuit in Hong Kong, there are numerous exciting race tracks in the middle of …

#039 The Story behind the legendary BMW Art Cars | BMW Podcast

They’re colorful, extravagant, and unique. No BMW Art Car is like any other. Not because they differ in age and model shape, but because they’re painted from the hood to the rear. But why did artists like Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol stage BMW models as works of art in the first place? In this …

#038 An iPhone as a car key | BMW Podcast

Imagine you come back from shopping, pull out your iPhone, and your car opens. No more searching for your car keys. You start your car easily via app. What sounds like a dream of the future is already a reality: the new cooperation between Apple and BMW is making life easier for many BMW drivers. I…

#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 dev…

#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…

#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 …

#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 i…

#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…

#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 wi…

#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 “Cha…

#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…

#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…

#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 b…

#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…

#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 …

#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…

#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 matt…