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Old 07-31-2016, 04:42 PM
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2017 Navigation Map Updates (Download or Shipped USB)

2017-1 NEXT and 2017-1 PREMIUM Map Updates are here!

The newest iteration of BMW maps have been released and are available through Bimmer America LLC.


Use Promo Code: "bimmerfest" for 10% off your purchase

Download link, instructions, and FSC code will be sent within 30 minutes (often within 10 minutes) of placing your order during normal business hours.

Shipped USB, instructions, and FSC code will be mailed out the same day you place your order, via USPS Priority Mail (2-3 day)

$64.99 ($58.49 after discount) - Download + Instructions + FSC Release Code
$74.99 ($67.49 after discount) - Shipped USB + Instructions + FSC Release Code
$99 ($89.10 after discount) - 1-Year Download and FSC Release Code Subscription
$119 ($107.10 after discount) - 1-Year Shipped USB and FSC Release Code Subscription

With the 10% off promo code, the 1-year download subscription comes to $89.10. That's only $44.55 per update if BMW releases two this year, or $29.70 per update if they release three!

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Old 07-31-2016, 05:46 PM
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How big is the download?
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Old 07-31-2016, 05:47 PM
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Old 08-01-2016, 12:32 PM
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Apologies for my ignorance - what is the difference between NEXT and PREMIUM maps?
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Old 08-01-2016, 12:37 PM
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They are just different navigation systems. Some cars have next and others have premium. Next tends to be on newer cars and premium the older ones. If you go to your navigation screen and hit the option button on the idrive controller and scroll to the bottom, it will tell you your navigation version.

You don't need to let us know which version you have though. We can tell after we receive your VIN in the order.
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Old 11-07-2016, 05:42 PM
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Installed my updates and they're awesome!!! Thanks, guys!!!!
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Old 11-07-2016, 10:07 PM
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With the 10% off promo code, the 1-year download subscription comes to $89.10. That's only $44.55 per update

if BMW releases two this year,

or $29.70 per update i

f they release three!


I see here and on the website you say 2-3 releases a year.

Really?
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Old 11-08-2016, 10:28 AM
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I see here and on the website you say 2-3 releases a year.

Really?
Yes, maps change regularly so BMW releases a couple updates a year. There is a 2017-1 available, and later there will be a 2017-2, and maybe a 2017-3.
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Old 11-08-2016, 10:31 AM
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Is there any reason for the 2017 version to be slower than 2016 version? The zoom in, zoom out feature takes significantly more time to adjust with the newer version. CCC MY2011
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Old 11-08-2016, 11:01 AM
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Yes, maps change regularly so BMW releases a couple updates a year. There is a 2017-1 available, and later there will be a 2017-2, and maybe a 2017-3.
1. Ive owned bmws for over 12 years. Been here a while.

2. There was no more than ONE update in each year for the last 10 years...for USA maps. Some years they missed.

3. You say there will be a 2017-2? Released when? In the next 52 days? and then maybe a third?

IMO their 'subscription' is a scam. Just MO, based on my perceptions of how data has been released before....
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Old 11-08-2016, 11:14 AM
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1. Ive owned bmws for over 12 years. Been here a while.

2. There was no more than ONE update in each year for the last 10 years...for USA maps. Some years they missed.

3. You say there will be a 2017-2? Released when? In the next 52 days? and then maybe a third?

IMO their 'subscription' is a scam. Just MO, based on my perceptions of how data has been released before....
After I posted that I realized who was asking and figured it was sarcasm.

Although there is a 2016-2 update (even though it's Europe). And it's still only 2016 and they're doing 2017 updates right now.

https://bmwnavipro.com/shop/europe/b...remium-2016-2/
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Old 11-08-2016, 02:08 PM
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After I posted that I realized who was asking and figured it was sarcasm.

Although there is a 2016-2 update (even though it's Europe). And it's still only 2016 and they're doing 2017 updates right now.
Yeah, I am actually looking for this vendor to come out and defend this nonsense....

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Old 11-08-2016, 02:17 PM
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What nonsense? There indeed was 2016-1 and 2016-2, for example...

I too noticed slower response after upgrade to 2017-1. My theory: same processor can't deal with larger volume of data.
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Old 11-08-2016, 02:33 PM
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Dang, want to downgrade Is it possible without buying a new code?
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Old 11-08-2016, 03:04 PM
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they really do about 2 map updates in a year. I have been updating mine everytime. Just not this yr since I still have 2016-1.
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Old 11-08-2016, 03:09 PM
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they really do about 2 map updates in a year. I have been updating mine everytime. Just not this yr since I still have 2016-1.
Once updated, how do YOU lose it to not have 2016-1?
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Old 11-08-2016, 09:59 PM
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Love to see version numbers and release dates for North American maps from 2012 to 2017....

Would be interested to hear if these 'subscriptions' run with a calendar, or with the version numbers.

Briefly I was looking at old release dates, trying to see where 2015, 2016 got released- and when 2017 will release. Does 'one calendar year' always capture two releases, for example.

Kanar- I have never downgraded, but would try to insert the old map USB into the car and see if it loads..... Once an FSC is entered it is stored forever. Might just allow you to reload the old map.
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Old 11-11-2016, 03:32 PM
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Bought the 2017-1
Came on 4 USB sticks
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Took 45 minutes.

Easy Peasy.

We'll see how it does on long trips next week.

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Old 11-23-2016, 07:32 AM
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Can i get 2016 update for cheaper? Mine still has the original one from 2011 i think lol
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Old 11-23-2016, 09:03 AM
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Can i get 2016 update for cheaper? Mine still has the original one from 2011 i think lol
We don't support the older updates after the new ones come out. The cost would be the same to upgrade.
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Upgraded my 2013 to the 2017 maps, and it was easy. Glad I did it.
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I purchased the downloadable version and with two 16GB USB drives, I was able to update my GPS database in my car from the original 2011 to 2017-1. Worth the $58. Will probably do this every few years for the latest map database.

To do the update, I would download off the web all of the GPS map disks (1-4), then put disk 1 on USB A and put in my car's glovebox USB port to start the update (enter in the update code via iDrive).

While it was updating the car, I put the contents of disk 2 on USB B on my computer. Once disk 1 was done uploading to my car, I would put in disk 2 (USB B) to start uploading to my car. While USB B was uploading to the car, I wiped out USB A, and put in disk 3 on it. Did that delete/copy disk files for 4 as well, and after about 45 minutes of uploading 4 USB worth of data to the car, I was set. Relatively painless (except for waiting for the downloading of updated maps off the web to my computer--plan for abut 4hrs to download).
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I agree, it took me about 3-1/2 for the downloading of the maps. But I did have 4 available flash drives. And it took about 45 mins to download to iDrive. I went from 2013 to 2017 map data base. Well worth it because I have found several newly established addresses that my GPS couldn't locate.
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