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      03-17-2020, 11:20 PM   #1
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Question Confusion about X4 Instrument Cluster

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I am new to this forum and this is my first post. I am confused about the instrument cluster for 2019/2020 X4. I have seen these two types of clusters below:

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I thought most x4 is equipped with the cluster as the first picture shown. I wonder which version of 2019/2020 x4 is equipped with 2nd cluster?

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      03-18-2020, 12:39 AM   #2
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The 1st is your standard older display. Called idrive 6 or id6. The bottom one is the newest display id7 or live cockpit pro. And it is part of a upgraded package. I think it could be the executive? Someone will correct me im sure. Welcome.
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      03-18-2020, 03:23 AM   #3
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The top picture is of the first generation X4 (2014-2018) which includes the standard dials cluster.

The bottom picture is of the second generation X4 (2019-) showing the full digital cluster (normally a cost option, depending on the model).

I assume the X4 is the same as the X3 in that most models will at least come with the semi digital / analogue cluster (not shown in your pics, but there are loads on this forum).

Hope this helps.
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OP, your top pic is a last gen MY17 or prior car with iDrive 5. Current gen MY19 X3s and X4s had iDrive 6 and a similar instrument cluster.

For MY20, iDrive 7 and the bottom pic's "Live Cockpit Pro" instrument cluster is standard on US X4s. It's an option on X3s.
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These are pictures of 2018-2019 digital cluster.
The 2020 Live Cockpit Pro digital cluster is in OP.
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The 2018/19 clusters actually look nice and clean. I'm still not in love with the Live Cockpit Pro even after driving one for a couple of days in a rental.
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I love the new Live Cockpit Pro. Having maps there free's my center console for other stuff. iDrive 7 is better for center console too... I have directions in HUD, map in the Instrument cluster and Map Overview in one Panel of the center console - which is shared with Media and Weather.
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I love the new Live Cockpit Pro. Having maps there free's my center console for other stuff. iDrive 7 is better for center console too... I have directions in HUD, map in the Instrument cluster and Map Overview in one Panel of the center console - which is shared with Media and Weather.
It's a shame you can't drive your Z4M anymore... You won't be able to find your way home without HUD directions and multiple maps!
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The 2018/19 clusters actually look nice and clean. I'm still not in love with the Live Cockpit Pro even after driving one for a couple of days in a rental.
In its default mode, I don't like it so much either; there's way too much stuff going on. It hurts my brain. I don't like the old one either; it's a step backwards from my F16 LCD dash which was the perfect amount of smashing.

I configured my X4 live cockpit to be in reduced mode, with the center section being route preview. Its the closest to what I had on my F16 in sport mode and gives me exactly what I need to drive: how fast am I going in a great big number in the middle of the speedo side. There's a few little icons around the outside edge to show settings (like do you have cruise turned on, LDW, ASS, etc), but I don't notice them unless I'm looking for them.

If I want to see the crazy-a** display for a bit, I can click on the upper button on the left stalk and it will come up. I have to do that to see the gas gauge (I guess they figure: who needs that unless they're running out of gas? -- and it starts showing shows up when you're at 100miles left -- but the miles left does not).
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As others said, you are showing two completely different generation X3's.. The bottom one is the current generation, as the top is the previous generation.
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