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Old 04-20-2013, 07:42 AM
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Originally Posted by X5 E53 Driver View Post
Yeah I am not sure but I think they all should be the same and fit all BMW models the ones come with NAV system ...
Unfortunately the highlighted text in the quote above is not correct. There are different DVDs/CDs depending on what type of communication bus system your BMW has. The new BMW models that have iDrive, use the MOST communication bus which is quite different than the older BMWs (includes the e53 X5) that uses the Diagnostic, Can, I, K, M, P communication bus system.

The e53 X5 with the Mark IV nav system uses the HIGH navigation DVD/CD discs...the iDrive BMWs uses the CCC DVD discs. You can find them on eBay for much cheaper than a BMW dealership..but do be careful (read the details) to make sure you are buying the HIGH version & not the CCC version.

I believe it was around 2009 when BMW NA switched to Tel-Atlas (TomTom) as the provider of navigation maps for North America (Europe's maps are still provided by NavTeq)...and instead of one single DVD (for the Mark IV) uses 2 discs which provide more POI (point of interest) data.

I purchased 2012 DVDs back in Nov 2012 (just before the 2013 discs hit the market) and paid $30 for the 2 discs that cover the USA/Canada/Mexico:

Q {BMW CCA Member #191509}
2006 E53 X5 4.4i (Sterling Gray) 12/05 mfg date <<~>> 97 740iL (Arctic Silver) 3/97 mfg date
99 540iT (Orient Blue) <<~>> 95 525IT (Alpine White)
91 735iL (Schwarz Black) <<~>> 85 325e (Bronzit)

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