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X5 E70 (2007 - 2013)
E70 BMW X5 produced between 2007 and 2013. Discuss the E70 X5 with other BMW owners here.

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Old 04-07-2013, 08:10 AM
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2013 navigation upgrade

For those who have a 2013 X5 purchased last spring/summer - I just brought my 2013 X5 in for its first "free"maintenance. SA said there was a "recall" (his words) on the nav system to upgrade it - said my vehicle had the 2011 nav installed and BMW will upgrade to the 2013 - which they did - no charge. So before you pay for upgrade media check your version and see if you should have the newest version installed by your dealer. My X5 was an April 2012 build.
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:13 AM
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Thanks man...just got mine recently
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:43 AM
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thanks for the heads up. heading in for annual state inspection soon, will see how far back in time the goodwill extends.

Caution, rant ahead.

does it still suck?

usually I think twice before 'upgrading" to the latest version of anything, however I do not see there is much to lose. I have been hijacked to weird locations too many times to count following bmw nav. Garmin on board, which sems so silly.

BMW might make happier customers by simply associating with another provider for their map layers. accurate data does exist. end of nav rant. again, many apologies.
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:08 PM
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Haven't tried it yet - just got upgrade a few days ago. Not sure this was "goodwill" or not - I didn't even ask about an upgrade, SA basically suggested the 2011 maps shouldn't have been in a 2013 as per BMW
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:01 AM
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I have a April 2012 build as well... My annual oil change is scheduled for April 22nd...

This is interesting because I took delivery on April 24th 2012 installed with a 2012 map??
Can you post a picture of your current version screen or let us know what version you have now? In case you are not sure how.. On the Nav screen, push the "option" button on the idrive knob and it will bring you to the setting screen, scroll all the way down and select navigation version.

maybe ill ask for a 2013 map too..
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:47 AM
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I had this done together with the oil and was told it is "software, not the map". Not sure what it fixes, did not see much of a difference. However, many issues with nav directions come from poor map data, and a software fix would not help there...
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Old 04-08-2013, 02:43 PM
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I have a April 2012 build as well... My annual oil change is scheduled for April 22nd...

This is interesting because I took delivery on April 24th 2012 installed with a 2012 map??
Can you post a picture of your current version screen or let us know what version you have now? In case you are not sure how.. On the Nav screen, push the "option" button on the idrive knob and it will bring you to the setting screen, scroll all the way down and select navigation version.

maybe ill ask for a 2013 map too..
My version says 2013 - will check later for details - not too handu with posting pictures
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:54 AM
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Dropped the car off this morning and they gave me a 2013 X3 28i Impressive little SAV...
Also my SA could not confirm anything about a 2013 nav update/upgrade..
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:12 PM
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Dropped the car off this morning and they gave me a 2013 X3 28i Impressive little SAV...
Also my SA could not confirm anything about a 2013 nav update/upgrade..
Mine was an April 2012 build and when SA checked info on keyfob told me "recall" (his words) to "put the 2013 Nav in because you have the 2011" and indeed when I checked it now saw 2013. Invoice says B652212 Nav Map update
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:02 PM
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My SA lied... Or was misinformed. I got the update as well and confirmed it after pick up. Click image for larger version

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Old 04-22-2013, 02:38 PM
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^ wait, I thought you had to pay for map updates?
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:50 PM
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My SA lied... Or was misinformed. I got the update as well and confirmed it after pick up. Attachment 372695


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That's the same screen I get. "Free upgrade"!!! And to think I almost ordered one of those $200-300 upgrades. Better than the free flasdrive BMW sent me 6 months after I got the vehicle.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:25 PM
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^ wait, I thought you had to pay for map updates?
Went for an oil change and told the SA about the Nav update. He first said no there is none and then told me later there was an update. No charge...


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Old 04-23-2013, 07:44 AM
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I'm wondering what are the differences or if there is a list of updates?
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:22 AM
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so what is the deal on paying for update or not ?

I mean do they give you a free update if you are under warranty ? or is there something special that make this a free update ? or can anybody just show up at the dealer and ask for it
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Old 04-24-2013, 06:12 PM
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I can't answer the question - what I think I heard the SA say when he put my key into his PC was "you have a recall because your car was built with the 2011 Nav maps and it should have the 2013" or something like that. This was the same SA I used to use at a Lexus dealer a few years ago!
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Old 04-24-2013, 09:12 PM
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Guys, if possible get the upgrade !!!
because in my view, the upgrade makes the streets show more road names, clearer overall.

I believe i saw somewhere that there is list of stuff that it addresses, so far all of it was for the good
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Old 04-25-2013, 05:39 AM
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I am currently downloading and seeding the torrent 'BMW_CIC_NAVIGATION_NORTH_AMERICA_2013.torrent'

and open in your favorite torrent app. I am using the free 'utorrent', works great.

sorry it wont let me upload the torrent file in here. but google the filename and you will find it

I'll have to find where to buy the FSC code I suppose I'll use bimmer-tech.net or navi-expert.com
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:14 AM
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Yeah according to what my SA told me basically the upgrade to 2013 just adds more roads.. nothing about performance and faster viewing etc.
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Old 04-25-2013, 07:29 AM
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if only we could trust Service Advisors :S

I wish we could put our hand on some marketing pdf about the map update. It is so silly that don't offer detailed information about their product ! It's like they think it will sell better if customer don't know what they are buying... scary...
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:38 PM
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was having errors on my previous navigation software (2009) version. bmw service updated my navigation software to 2013-A1 version at no cost. special thanks to my SA.
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