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      01-02-2011, 01:19 AM   #1
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Tech package with "6NR" BMW Apps

I am sure some of you have seen the story of the release of a newer nav/ connected drive system rumored for upcoming march '11 production. The option code is 6NR. This system pairs to an iPhone for increased functionality.

Curently the code for the x3 is 6NL. The story does not state which models will receive this newer update.

Does anyone know if the F25 will receive this?
And, if so, when?
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I don't know the answer, but I'm very keen to make sure I spec. my car with 6NR, I'm going to be ordering the 3.0d here in the UK as soon as it's available.
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According to this thread:
http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=464852

it may just be a software update..
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      01-18-2011, 01:57 AM   #4
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More info at

http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=475454

Anyone add that option to his order?
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More info at

http://f10.5post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=475454

Anyone add that option to his order?
I haven't added it but I hope to get it when I get my new iPhone4 in May. I think it is a combination of firmware and a new media cable / snap in for iPhone, so I'm hoping it can easily be installed aftermarket.
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Tried to get more info out of my dealership here hoping to confirm the software/firmware thing and what base equipment was required to make use of it. They had (or claimed) to have no idea what I was talking about. None. No help there.
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      01-22-2011, 12:15 PM   #7
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Asked my dealership about the 6NR option a week ago. He still waiting info from BMW Canada...
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      01-24-2011, 08:58 AM   #8
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Reply from BMW UK. I'm pleasantly surprised with how comprehensive it is

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Thank you for your online enquiry dated January 21, 2011.

I understand you would like confirmation on what hardware and software will be needed for the introduction of 6NR, mobile application preparation. I can confirm that this will be installed into your vehicle via a software update priced at 130.00 including VAT, with the BMW 1 Series Coupe and Convertibles being first on the release list. In order to have 6NR installed, your vehicle will need to also have the BMW Professional Multimedia Navigation system (option 609), Bluetooth telephone preparation (option 633), USB audio interface (option 6FL) and Telephone USB audio interface (option 6NF).

The new option further enable iPhone integration into the vehicle, available for the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4. The iPhone is connected to the vehicle via a new snap-in adaptor, which will be available from the beginning of next month from the parts department at your local BMW Approved Dealership. Features of the option are enabled via a new iPhone application 'BMW Connected' that will be available to download from iTunes for free. Some confirmed supported features of the application are:

-Access to social networks Facebook and Twitter in the vehicle
-Stream web radio stations into the vehicle
-Operation of music playback with the Apple iPhone user interface on the vehicle control display

I trust this information answers your query satisfactorily. Should you require further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact me again.
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Thanks! I read the configuration manual for the X3 and could not find 6FL and 6NF, although there most definitely are two USB ports, one for the phone/audio and one for exporting the profiles and updating the software. Anyone knows if it is applicable to the X3 with prof navigation and prof hifi system? On the other hand the functions ofered by 6NR don't seem to be extremely compelling for me. I do not tweet in the car
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I do not tweet in the car
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Thanks sfax!
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I just spoke to someone at BMW of North America and she said 6NR "cannot be upgraded or retrofitted". She got this information from her local dealer. I have a call into the sales manager at my dealership who may have contacts at the factory and can get more info, but so far the dealership has no knowledge of 6NR.

Sounds like I'm going to have to hold off ordering for a couple of months.
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I just spoke to someone at BMW of North America and she said 6NR "cannot be upgraded or retrofitted". She got this information from her local dealer.
Strange that a BMW employee needs to check with a dealer.

I am also skeptical in that the BMW 800 number reps may be simply reading from the script from the original press release that says that it is available for cars after 3/2011. I do not believe NA dealers have info on this option, aside from what we read and extrapolate from press releases.
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I have been checking with my dealer here in Australia and he had no idea either.

I contacted BMW Australia directly and was advised that it will not be an option in Australia due to the perceived driver safety issues that one may face by using this option while driving... what a load of whatervers.....

Maybe check to see if the same issue may be evident in your country or perhaps compliance for this option not given by the Motor authority yet...
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I just spoke to someone at BMW of North America and she said 6NR "cannot be upgraded or retrofitted". She got this information from her local dealer. I have a call into the sales manager at my dealership who may have contacts at the factory and can get more info, but so far the dealership has no knowledge of 6NR.

Sounds like I'm going to have to hold off ordering for a couple of months.
This is nonsense IMO. I wouldn't believe anything your dealer tells you without qualifying it somewhere else. This site has been a much better source of information for me.

I assume more information on 6NR will become available in a few weeks when the software is available but I would say the following:

1. 6NR is only worth getting if you have an iPhone4 or 3GS
2. You will need the software upgrade (130) and a new adaptor for the iPhone4/3GS (150??) which is not yet available so don't buy the media snap-in adaptor now if you intend to get 6NR because it will become redundant.
3. 6NR is only compatible with Professional Multimedia
4. If you only want to see album covers when playing back music, all you need is the media snap-in adaptor which is already available. It's designed for iPhone3G/3GS. I don't know if other devices will work but I assume iPods will work as the software is the same.

I intend to get 6NR because I think that the ConnectedDrive stuff has potential for some pretty useful applications. It might be a bit lame to begin with so it might be worth waiting to see what becomes available.

On a side note, if you are thinking of ordering DAB digital radio, in theory you could get the same thing if you had a good enough internet connection with 6NR. I listen to digital radio on my iPhone via FStream now and it works very well to and from London - same principal. The key here is internet connectivity though. I wouldn't want to rely on it as it stands in the UK
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Strange that a BMW employee needs to check with a dealer.
Handling BMW customer service doesn't necessarily make them a BMW employee (although they certainly should have the information).

In the UK they outsource a lot of this to organisations that (supposedly) excel in customer service. I remember visiting Ventura for a reference visit on eService a few years ago and they dealt with the web and call centre aspects of quite a few premium car brands which as I recall included both VAG and BMW.
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Reply from BMW UK. I'm pleasantly surprised with how comprehensive it is
All your whinges must have woken them up!
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Handling BMW customer service doesn't necessarily make them a BMW employee (although they certainly should have the information).
Agreed. It is a real circle jerk however, as the dealers are saying they do not know anything from BMW and BMW is asking them for info.
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Anyone learned anything more on this? I am ready to order but I hate to be a month off on the new toys, especially since I have an iPhone 4.
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Anyone learned anything more on this? I am ready to order but I hate to be a month off on the new toys, especially since I have an iPhone 4.
It's supposed to be available at the beginning of next month in the UK.

It's only software and a cradle so there is no advantage in waiting for it to become available to add to your order that I can see. It may not even be available as a factory option to begin with, so you may have to buy it as an accessory even when it does become available.
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6NR now available as an option on the UK website (I checked xDrived20d M Sport). It's called Mobile application preparation (S06NR). No description of what it actually is or does, (which is in keeping with the rest of the website). Cost is 130 = $206 inc tax

Still not available as an accessory though.
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