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Good news for megalopolis-living BMW buyers. The company sent word this morning that certain 2007 models will come with Clear Channel's Total Traffic Network, which provides real-time data on delays, estimated traffic speed and other commute-reducing reconnaissance. It'll also calculate alternate routes around traffic — a feature we've been waiting for since 1972 — something no other factory system in the states does currently. The service, which is available in 44 US cities, will come with nav-equipped 3-Series, 5-Series, 6-Series, X5, M5 and M6 models. Oh, that's not enough? What if i said the service is free for four years. Is that something you'd be interested in?

Pioneer Offers Aftermarket Navigation System With Live Traffic Updates [internal]