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BlueGuy 09-12-2012 07:48 PM

Updated ConnectedDrive & iDrive 4.2 - Anyone waiting for the update?
 
http://www.bmwblog.com/2012/07/12/bm...onnecteddrive/

So this is old news, but this article is stating new hardware will begin to roll out in the F30 starting in November. Just yesterday I put in an order for an F30 (super stoked!!!), but then just saw this news.

I'm pretty clueless as to the timeline of production, but it seems like I'll just barely miss out on this hardware update. What do you guys think.. is it worth it to wait and put in the order closer to november?

Technic 09-13-2012 04:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BlueGuy (Post 7070637)
http://www.bmwblog.com/2012/07/12/bm...onnecteddrive/

So this is old news, but this article is stating new hardware will begin to roll out in the F30 starting in November. Just yesterday I put in an order for an F30 (super stoked!!!), but then just saw this news.

I'm pretty clueless as to the timeline of production, but it seems like I'll just barely miss out on this hardware update. What do you guys think.. is it worth it to wait and put in the order closer to november?

This is like getting an iPhone 4S today when you know that the iPhone 5 will be available in a week or so. :confused:

Unless there will be a price increase from November production that you are not willing to absorb then just wait. It is not that you will be getting a non-tested upgrade, the F10 already got the new hardware/software since July. So by the time the F30 gets it perhaps it could even get updates by then...

radari216 09-24-2012 10:14 PM

I have been corresponding with a military sales representative regarding purchasing a new 335i and have received information which indicates the new iDrive will not be coming to the 3 series sedan until the 2014 model year. Here is the direct quote lifted from my email from my CA. Please excuse any gramatical errors, this is from Germany after all.

"I’ve just received the confirmation again that the NBT hardware will be launched on all F30 US models in July 2013. The worldwide F30 models will have the NBT hardware as of November production, but as the US market has to fulfill the requirement to offer major product changes in conjunction with a new model year, the launch has been postponed to July 2013."

justinnum1 09-24-2012 10:19 PM

Correct, new iDrive will not be here till 2013. It will not be here in november

voip-ninja 09-25-2012 08:08 AM

Well at least I didn't wait to put my order in over this.

Isn't there another major i-drive update coming in the next year or two already announced which adds a touch recognition surface to the top of the i-drive control among other things?

boltjaM3s 09-25-2012 09:09 AM

http://youtu.be/J_xgjxcGGcE


It's faster processors, but the big win (if you can call it that) is advanced voice recognition which costs $20 a month. You can dictate emails and such, but it's really a revenue stream to bring pricey apps to us. I'm sure it'll work with current iDrive systems too.

I'm more excited about Apple's "Eyes Free" BMW integration with iPhone 5 and iOS6 which will do the same thing for iPhone users. This was mentioned at the June keynote by Scott Forestall and BMW shown as a launch partner by May 2013.

BJ

dzaborn 09-25-2012 11:55 AM

I thought we already knew that the new iDrive controller would not be rolling out with November production. What I (and others) have been waiting on is the new Navigation software/hardware (faster processor and bigger hard drive) that is supposed to begin production in November.

boltjaM3s 09-25-2012 11:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dzaborn (Post 7095559)
I thought we already knew that the new iDrive controller would not be rolling out with November production. What I (and others) have been waiting on is the new Navigation software/hardware (faster processor and bigger hard drive) that is supposed to begin production in November.

I read in another forum that US vehicles aren't delivering with the new system until February. The rollout begins in November but for Europe only I believe.

BJ

asdsrfr 09-25-2012 09:10 PM

I just ordered a 3 Series for November production. This is what I just received from BMW in Germany.

Dear Mr. xxxxx,

with the beginning of November all BMW 3 Series Sedans with the optional Navigation System Professional will be produced with the upgraded navigation system.

Kind regards

BMW Group
Kai Lichte
Konzernkommunikation und Politik
Produktkommunikation BMW Automobile
80788 München
Tel: +49-89-382-51240
Mobil: +49-176-601-51240
mailto: kai.lichte@bmw.de
Url: http://www.press.bmwgroup.com

justinnum1 09-25-2012 09:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by asdsrfr (Post 7096792)
I just ordered a 3 Series for November production. This is what I just received from BMW in Germany.

Dear Mr. xxxxx,

with the beginning of November all BMW 3 Series Sedans with the optional Navigation System Professional will be produced with the upgraded navigation system.

Kind regards

BMW Group
Kai Lichte
Konzernkommunikation und Politik
Produktkommunikation BMW Automobile
80788 München
Tel: +49-89-382-51240
Mobil: +49-176-601-51240
mailto: kai.lichte@bmw.de
Url: http://www.press.bmwgroup.com

There seems to be a lot of confusion over this. I have read that it wont have it from people within BMW. hopefully it does tho.

BlueGuy 09-25-2012 10:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by asdsrfr (Post 7096792)
I just ordered a 3 Series for November production. This is what I just received from BMW in Germany.

Dear Mr. xxxxx,

with the beginning of November all BMW 3 Series Sedans with the optional Navigation System Professional will be produced with the upgraded navigation system.

Kind regards

BMW Group
Kai Lichte
Konzernkommunikation und Politik
Produktkommunikation BMW Automobile
80788 München
Tel: +49-89-382-51240
Mobil: +49-176-601-51240
mailto: kai.lichte@bmw.de
Url: http://www.press.bmwgroup.com

My CA forwarded me this:

Quote:

Hello xxx,

Are you referring to the upgraded/enhanced Navigation? If so the F30 will not be receiving it this Nov. The only 3 series will be the Active Hybrid 3.

Thank you,


BMW Group
Erik Alman
Because of this email I put my order in for October production...

DJHakim 09-27-2012 04:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by asdsrfr (Post 7096792)
I just ordered a 3 Series for November production. This is what I just received from BMW in Germany.
...

This early? You found allocation for a Nov build?

DJHakim 09-27-2012 04:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dzaborn (Post 7095559)
I thought we already knew that the new iDrive controller would not be rolling out with November production. What I (and others) have been waiting on is the new Navigation software/hardware (faster processor and bigger hard drive) that is supposed to begin production in November.

If you mean the touch-pad controller, I believe F30 will not get it for a couple years. It may debut with the new X5 (according to the full announcement).

dromader 10-09-2012 04:46 PM

to wait or not?
 
As I'm getting close to place an order for a 335 xi I was wondering if you guys have any new info about the new iDrive. I have asked my CA to look into this. My current lease is set to expire in less than 3 months and have to get a new car asap :), but at the same time I can wait 3 more weeks to get the new iDrive.

justinnum1 10-09-2012 04:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dromader (Post 7123679)
As I'm getting close to place an order for a 335 xi I was wondering if you guys have any new info about the new iDrive. I have asked my CA to look into this. My current lease is set to expire in less than 3 months and have to get a new car asap :), but at the same time I can wait 3 more weeks to get the new iDrive.

latest word is the new idrive is coming in a few weeks but the touch pad thing wont be here till next year.

BlueGuy 10-09-2012 05:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by justinnum1 (Post 7123689)
latest word is the new idrive is coming in a few weeks but the touch pad thing wont be here till next year.

Latest word from where?

From the emails posted in this thread, it seems like there are conflicting reports with one email sent out saying all F30 models will come equipped with the new hardware update this year. Yet in another email it was said that only the ActiveHybrid 3 models would be getting the hardware update in November.

And by hardware update, I mean 250 GB hard drive, Intel 1.3 GHz CPU, and NVidia graphics card.

justinnum1 10-09-2012 05:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by BlueGuy (Post 7123719)
Latest word from where?

From the emails posted in this thread, it seems like there are conflicting reports with one email sent out saying all F30 models will come equipped with the new hardware update this year. Yet in another email it was said that only the ActiveHybrid 3 models would be getting the hardware update in November.

And by hardware update, I mean 250 GB hard drive, Intel 1.3 GHz CPU, and NVidia graphics card.

If i had to put money i would say starting in mid november builds, cars will have everything involved with he new nav except the touch pad used to input data.

radari216 10-10-2012 12:07 AM

There are a lot of conflicting reports on this issue but my money is on the new hardware including the larger hard drive and faster processor coming with the 2014 models for all F30 builds for the United States. The F30 hybrid will likely get it first this year from what I read. Wish it was starting in the November 2012 builds as I will be ordering a new car in December 2012 and would really like to have the upgraded hardware. :cry:

DJHakim 10-10-2012 06:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dromader (Post 7123679)
As I'm getting close to place an order for a 335 xi I was wondering if you guys have any new info about the new iDrive. I have asked my CA to look into this. My current lease is set to expire in less than 3 months and have to get a new car asap :), but at the same time I can wait 3 more weeks to get the new iDrive.

Search the WWW for a thread titled "New iDrive Navigation Professional system for F30, ActiveHybrid 3, 5 Series, 7 series" Lots of details there. For MY13, BMW may only be releasing the updates in non-US builds.

dromader 10-10-2012 08:04 AM

Thank you guys for the info. I did read most of the threads about the new iDrive but they kind of died mid September without any definitive answer. I hope to get some info from the CA soon and I'll post it here if is more than what we know already. However I decided to wait for a November build .., what's the harm :)


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