Was watching Top Gear UK (S17, Ep3) last night when they featured the new 2012 BMW M5 and one of the hosts mentioned the car also runs Facebook and Twitter apps.
So I pulled up the BMW website and downloaded the M5 catalogue but there was nothing there. Looked for some photos of the interior but coud not find any that shows FB or Twitter on the dashboard screen.
The press release does mention it though:
Extensive range of driver assistance systems and mobility services from BMW ConnectedDrive unmatched by competitors in this segment and beyond: M-specific Head-Up Display (standard), Adaptive Headlights for standard xenon light, High-Beam Assistant, BMW Night Vision with pedestrian recognition, Lane Change Warning System, Lane Departure Warning System, Surround View, Speed Limit Info, internet usage, extended integration of smartphones and music players, real-time traffic information and apps for receiving Web Radio and using Facebook and Twitter.
In any case, I’m sure it’s there (along with the GPS navigation system) — it’s not just highlighted that much — which makes me wonder if this is the first sedan (and sports car) to have FB and Twitter on board.
The BMW M5 was announced in June 15, 2011 and is powered by an S360 twin-turbo V8 engine capable of chugging up to 540HP and runs from zero to 100km/ph in 4.4 seconds. The BMW M5 will sell for an estimated Php6.2 million before taxes.