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      07-11-2012, 10:44 AM   #1
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With the official announcement from BMW of the New Navigation Professional and iDrive/ConnectedDrive, many of you have inquired when the technology (both a software and hardware [cpu, graphics processor, hard drive] upgrade) would be implemented on the various models.

Below is the scheduled rollout for the new navigation and iDrive. These dates do not apply to the new iDrive Touch system, which will have a separate rollout and application schedule.

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For those curious, the list of hardware upgrades (vs. the current) include:
  • Intel processor 1.3Ghz vs Renesas 600Mhz
  • 1Gb RAM vs 512Mb
  • 8Gb flash vs 512Mb
  • Nvidia graphics vs Fujitsu
  • 200GB hard drive vs 80Gb

For full details of the new BMW Navigational Professional and iDrive ConnectedDrive (including iDrive touch, voice dictation, in-car LTE, and more see http://www.f30post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=716464

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      07-11-2012, 08:36 PM   #2
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If only this technology was upgradable for existing cars.
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      07-11-2012, 09:16 PM   #3
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Some of the rendering kinda looks cartoonish.

weather and google search would be cool though.

Anytime you can get better technical specs it's a good thing.

I'm not really into the smart phone craze so pictures of people calling me doesn't mean much.
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Hmm, I wonder if it would be possible just to buy a new computer unit and swap it in? There was a guy who did a retrofit from non-nav to nav and it all worked, seems like it would be a similar upgrade. In my 2003 Range Rover it had the early CD-based Mk3 nav computer and I upgraded it to the DVD-based Mk4 nav computer and it was an easy swap. Got much better graphics and a vastly improved UI too.
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I just got my X3 2 weeks ago and watching this makes it feel so ancient already.
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I just got my X3 2 weeks ago and watching this makes it feel so ancient already.
How would you like to own a 2011 that just turned 1 year old this week yet is already 2 model years back?? Ridiculous!
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I just got my X3 2 weeks ago and watching this makes it feel so ancient already.
If you keep waiting for whatever the new thing is you'll never buy anything. I see the same thing happen with phones, laptops, tablets, etc. If you think the current item is worth what they're asking, then buy it!
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One of the reason i didnt order navi...

The system was already outdated when the x3 was released , slow, crappy graphic and useless functions.

This new upgrade makes it worth especially with the Idrive touch panel..

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Surprised. I thought the F31 and F30 are built on the same line but they are being updated months apart.
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BMW should make their navi module based so that it can be hardware updated on customers request , the system today is outdated and one can say that the car is outdated when the electronics are out of date.
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BMW should make their navi module based so that it can be hardware updated on customers request , the system today is outdated and one can say that the car is outdated when the electronics are out of date.
Cmon people, it's just navigation. My X3 35i still is an incredible driving experience for an SUV. Those are just graphics.
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