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X3 F25 (2011 - current)
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Old 04-08-2013, 08:53 PM
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Question Software Update Question

There may be an obvious answer to this question, but how do I know when/if my X3 needs a software update? I just got a 2013 X3 in February, but I know the new X3 is going to have a lot of changes, so does BMW update the software for each new version of the X3?
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Old 04-09-2013, 05:53 AM
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Your X3's software will not be updated unless you are impacted by a flaw that is fixed in a later release. One example is the hesitation when starting from a stop that some with older F25s experienced. The update process is lengthy, with a complete new version being installed instead of applying patches. It takes hours to complete.

There are also software updates for mobile phone support. These are designed to be end-user installed, and can be downloaded to a USB stick and installed via the USB port in the armrest. (See page 199 of your manual). The process just takes a minute or two.
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