Originally Posted by haldol
I followed that thread since it beginning but it never worked for me
Only SMS, no email.
Are you definitely sure they don't work because it is very temperamental and guys in the US (I know you're in Canada) have managed to get it working.
Worth retrying just in case:
1. re-pair for BT audio
2. switch BMW Office Bluetooth off and on on iDrive
3. confirm new SMS are appearing
4. check Bluetooth settings on iPhone allow notifications (configure under your actual BMW Bluetooth pair)
5. change iPhone alert settings to banner and show on lock screen (you may not need this config but I know this works for me)
6. send yourself an email and lock the screen so that the new email appears on the iPhone lock screen (and should appear now on iDrive but you may need to switch on and off first)
7. switch off idrive and switch it back on
8. wait for "wait" icon to disappear on iDrive - takes about 30 secs
9. change a notification/banner/alert setting on iPhone settings
10. send a new email to test
If it still doesn't work ....