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: New nav post Nov build?

09-16-2012, 02:10 PM
Is X1 nav also getting the update post Nov build?
In 2013 to have touch pad capability as well?

Eric Genname
10-03-2012, 09:08 AM

This announcement says, "The new navigation and iDrive updates will not be coming to any E-series models (i.e. E90, E92, E89, E84, etc.)." I can't tell if that applies only to Nav Pro and ConnectedDrive or any iDrive updates.

10-03-2012, 02:38 PM
I would expect the X1 and other E series models to continue to get iDrive updates but they may be more minor in scope and simply not have some of the functionality of the new Nav system. It looks like the X1 won't get the new Nav until the next generation X1 comes out in about 2015. It should be interesting how well that X1 rides in comparsion since that X1 will be based upon a FWD platform with AWD added to it.

Frankly the new Nav system appears nice but it doesn't appear to be a huge upgrade in actual usage vs. perhaps the move from a DVD system to a hard drive based maps. In a few years, it would be nice if they moved to SSD drives instead of hard drives.

German Expat
10-03-2012, 06:50 PM
I hope it doesn't take them a few more years for SSD drives, they are cheap enough now especially in the small sizes required for the maps.