BMW X1

The BMW X1 has already gone through a set of media and special customer launches across this week but Auto Bavaria Sg Besi has something interesting going on this weekend. They will having their own little X1 launch at 11 AM, and this will be accompanied by food, drinks, a Teleservices workshop and a continuation of their parts clearance sale where all AB outlets did a massive clearance sale for parts, accessories and merchandise last weekend. You could get up to a 70% discount even on expensive parts such as BMW alloy wheels and tyros.

You should attend the BMW TeleServices workshop if you’re interested in knowing what TeleServices is. TeleServices was first launched in Malaysia in March 2009. It is part of the BMW ConnectedDrive suite of services, and is related to the maintenance of your car. When a service is due as determined by BMW’s Condition Based Server on-board system, the car will communicate with the BMW TeleServices server via the mobile phone network and relay this service information. Your dealer/service center will then call you up to arrange an appointment for you to bring your car in for service at your convenience.

It’s not just oil changes – CBS sensors can detect worn parts such as brake discs and pads and etc. The service job – if not something complicated like some major part broken – should be quick and fast as the CBS system will also inform BMW of what parts needs to be ready at the service center, so everything will be ready for service work to begin with minimal diagnostic and logistics delay.

You need a BMW equipped with Bluetooth and the BMW Navigation Professional System to be able to use TeleServices. Your car has to be paired with your Bluetooth mobile phone as the SMS to the TeleServices command center goes through your phone. From what I understand the server is overseas and it is just an SMS so the charge to your mobile phone bill could be somewhere around RM2 from what I understand from the service center guys.

The TeleServices workshop at Auto Bavaria Sg Besi will be around 20 to 30 minutes and they’re having 3 sessions – one at 9:45 AM, one at 12 PM and one at 3 PM. So head on there if you want to learn more. Look after the jump for a full pricelist of clearance parts you can find at Auto Bavaria Sg Besi this weekend. I even spotted a few stuff for my E39 such as the silly can holder that pops out of the dash which always seems to be getting broken!